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EdTech Needs to be Easier

Teachers, students & institutions are more likely to use technologies that are seamlessly integrated into their workflow and lives!

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Simple to Sophisticated

Begin to transition to integrated digital resources today & evolve to sophisticated data analytics.

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Focus on Innovation

Don't waste time and money on myriad custom integrations - invest instead in teaching and learning innovation.



Technical Work Technical Focus


Accessibility, inclusive design, and personalization of online learning resources to meet the needs of all users/learners

Caliper Analytics

Consistently capturing and presenting measures of learning activity and defining a common language for labeling learning data, with a standard way of measuring learning activities and effectiveness enabling designers and providers of curriculum to measure, compare and improve quality

Common Cartridge

Organization, publishing, distribution, delivery, and search of a wide variety of collections of digital learning content, applications used as the basis for or in support of online learning of any type.

Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange

Exchange and management of information about learning standards and/or competencies in a consistent and referenceable way including machine-readable statements of what the learner will know and be able to do, explanations of relationships between standard sets and/or among individual standards or courses where applicable, and guides listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests.

Comprehensive Learner Record Standardâ„¢

A comprehensive digital learner record applicable to education and workforce learning. The 1EdTech CLR Standard supports competency-based education, co-curricular and extra-curricular skills and achievements, employer-based learning, and other learning experiences in a verifiable, portable, and interoperable format.

Data Privacy

Vetting educational applications, to ensure that a minimum standard of privacy and security is met, provides assurance that the information gathered by these educational applications is being used responsibly, thereby certifying that institutions are using TrustEd Apps.

EPUB for Education

Establishing a globally interoperable, accessible, open ecosystem for e-Textbooks and other Digital Learning Materials via EPUB3, Educational Sector Standards and the Open Web Platform

Learning Tools Interoperability

Integrating rich learning applications (often remotely hosted and provided through third-party services) with platforms like learning management systems, portals, learning object repositories, or other educational environments.

Learning Tools Interoperability Resource Search

Searching digital repositories for a set of resources using various attributes of resources and returning full metadata about the resources to the learning tool

OneRoster/Learning Information Services/Edu-API

Exchange and synchronization of roster information and grades which focuses on people, memberships, courses and outcomes.

Open Badges

Capturing learner achievements that are verifiable, portable, and interoperable through Open Badges and in the future, learning pathways and Blockchain extensions.


Creation of video capture metadata to enable information from any video to be shared and searched

QTI 3 and Assessment

Exchange of item, test and results data between authoring tools, item banks, test construction tools, learning systems and assessment delivery systems, including accessible assessments.

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IMS Global is a non-profit member collaborative inventing the future of educational and learning technology.  IMS enables a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together. IMS suppliers are the market leaders in innovation. IMS institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster.  IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students and institutions.


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Leadership Activities are a way for members to collaborate with others with similar interests and lead the education industry forward to enabling an open Edtech ecosystem

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