IMS Europe Technical Meeting (October 2020)


The second biannual IMS Europe Technical Meeting takes place on October 14 and you are invited.

All are welcome at the online meeting on Wednesday, 14 October. The meeting is starting at 11:00 and ending at 15:00 CEST with a one-hour break for lunch. This meeting will appeal to a more technical audience like learning application developers and architects.

The technical meeting starts with a general update on the current technical development work at IMS, followed by an update of a few specific standards.

Most of the sessions will be recorded and can be viewed or listened to afterward. There is no charge to participate, but you must register in advance.


Register here for the IMS Europe Technical meeting on 14 October 11:00–15:00 (open to all)

In addition to the Technical Meeting, IMS Contributing Members may attend an open meeting of one of the two European Task Forces. They take place on October 14, 15:30–17:00 CEST, and on October 21, 15:30–17:00 CEST. If you are interested to join in one of these Task Forces, please send an email to Nynke de Boer at The Task Force meetings are for IMS Contributing Members only.

Meeting Schedule (all times CEST)

Open to the Public

Wednesday, 14 October

11:00 – 11:15


Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director at IMS Global Learning Consortium

11:15 – 12:00

General IMS Technical Update

Colin Smythe, Chief Architect at IMS Global Learning Consortium

  • An overview of IMS standards evolution and roadmap
12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 13:45

Update on the work of the IMS Europe task forces

Markus Gylling, Solutions Architect IMS Europe at IMS Global Learning Consortium and

Martin Lenord, Software Engineer, Turnitin

  • IMS Europe technical task force on extension for OneRoster
  • GDPR extension for LTI
  • Edu-API Europe task force
13:45 – 14:00

Update on Digital Assessment standards

Mark Molenaar, invited expert

  • QTI
  • Results reporting
  • Proctoring
14:00 – 14:30

Update on Digital Credentials related standards

Jeff Bohrer, Technical Program Manager at IMS Global Learning Consortium and Simone Ravaioli, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Digitary

  • Current status of Open Badges 2.0 and the new Open Badges 2.1 (Badge Connect)
  • Comprehensive Learner Record
  • Europass: update on interoperability, adoption strategies and EU policies around digital credentials
14:30 – 15:00

Q & A


IMS Contributing Members Only

Wednesday, October 14

15:30 – 17:00

Edu-API European Task Force

Colin Smythe, Chief Architect at IMS Global Learning Consortium
Edu-API is a standard model for the integration of core education enterprise data within higher education. This new standard is being developed in the international Edu-API Task Force. Visit the Edu-API Forum for task force notes.
There is a significant opportunity for IMS Europe and other members that have indicated they would like to participate in this task force to help shape this important specification. To accommodate this, we have started a European Task Force on Edu-API, that will work in parallel to the existing task force. Colin Smythe will be the link between the two teams.
  • A short overview of the Edu-API standard
  • Update on the work of the task force so far
  • Brainstorm/discussion on content and next steps for the task force

Wednesday, October 21

15:30 – 17:00

IMS Europe Technical Taskforce

Colin Smythe, Chief Architect at IMS Global Learning Consortium, and Markus Gylling, Solutions Architect at IMS Europe, IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Meeting of the IMS Europe Technical Task Force to discuss progress on making the IMS standards applicable in Europe. 

  • Status on the work that has been done on the European Profile for OneRoster
  • Update on the GDPR implementation guide and extension for LTI
  • Brainstorm/discussion on content and next steps for the taskforce