Join the Learning Tools & Content Alliance

Join the Learning Tools & Content Alliance


1EdTech Alliances are for the purpose of ensuring interoperability in practice and keeping implementing organizations current on the evolution of a specific set of 1EdTech standards. 1EdTech Alliances provide organizations who want access to development resources, testing suites and conformance certification for a specific set of 1EdTech standards to ensure reliable integrations with platforms. 1EdTech provides Alliance members this support at a fraction of the cost of custom integrations and, most importantly, steps in on an ongoing basis to resolve issues that arise.

Under the Alliances, 1EdTech provides self-service support to implement conformant products. When testing is completed, 1EdTech issues a conformance certification mark that 1EdTech stands behind. What this means is that 1EdTech will get involved directly in any issues that arise and work across organizations to resolve. 

Joining in the Learning Tools and Content Alliance provides access to the development resources and certification for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), LTI Advantage, Common Cartridge, Proctoring and LTI Resource specifications. Becoming an 1EdTech member is the only way to achieve official 1EdTech conformance for these certifications. Conformance seals are only issued to and maintained with current 1EdTech Alliance, Affiliate, and Contributing Members. 1EdTech does this in order to deliver on interoperability in practice on an ongoing basis. This benefits large and small organizations alike in creating and maintaining a vital, innovative, and open marketplace for educational technology products!  The certification program is managed and evolved by current 1EdTech Members. This creates the community ownership needed to achieve high levels of interoperability and earn the trust of buyers in interoperable products.  See all of the Alliance Benefits.

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Annual Dues by Organization Type and Size $USD (see All Membership Levels)

Organization Type Organization Size Learning Tools Content Alliance
Suppliers by Annual Revenue >$1 billion $34,500
>$500 million $24,500
>$100 million $14,500
+$50 million $5,000
+$10 million $4,000
<$10 million $3,000
<$1 million $2,000
Higher Education Institutions by Annual Operating Budget State System N/A
+$500 million $1,500
+$250 million $1,000
<$250 million $750
School Organizations by Number of Students Served State Dept of Education N/A
+15,000 students N/A
<15,000 students N/A
<2500 students N/A

*Note: There are infinite types and sizes of organizations around the world - many of whom do not fall into the defined categories above. Please contact us if you are wondering how your organization fits. 


Benefits of Certification


  • Buyers trust IMS as the neutral arbiter of truly interoperable products and content 
  • IMS certification designates passing a set of tests that will guarantee interoperability across the widest range of integrations - across a growing range of  100s of certified products
  • Certification requires extensive testing and is much better than claims of “compliance"
  • The IMS Certification process connects your organization to an community of technical resources making implentation of the standard easier
  • IMS certificaton provides a specific registraton number for a product to be used in responses to requests for proposals 
  • IMS certified products are backed by IMS technical support to troubleshoot any technical issues that may occur 
  • Organization achieving IMS certificaton can use the IMS certification logo in product and general marketing 
  • The IMS certification Alliance community provides continuous updates and involvement in the evolution of the standard and conformance testing 
  • Certification is included as a benefit of IMS membership: any number of products can be certified at no additional cost for each Alliance category or all categories for Affiliate or Contributing Members of IMS 
  • The IMS web site provides high traffic marketing exposure as the authoritative source for IMS certified products