How Does IMS Enable Better Digital Learning Experiences?

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Digital Transformation Strategy

Means getting to the future sooner with sustainable progress.


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Seamless Plug & Play Integration

Creates better user experiences & enables greater educational insight.


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Agile Open Architecture & Extensive Ecosystem

Enables flexibility, efficiency & choice.


Why Does It Make Sense to Join the IMS Innovation Revolution?

Together We Will Get to the Future of EdTech Faster!

IMS Global is the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact. IMS enables a plug-and play-architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products can be rapidly deployed and work together seamlessly. IMS member suppliers are the market leaders in innovation.  IMS member 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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We believe that open technologies, embedded in an open ecosystem, lead to better outcomes for the teachers and learners. Without open standards and the educational ecosystem those standards enable, we simply could not meet the needs of our users. IMS Global fosters these open standards and empowers educational innovation, and we are incredibly proud of our ongoing work and collaboration with IMS Global.

Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure

Integrations between our third-party content providers and LMS used to take three months. After requiring our content providers to adopt the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability standard our integration time went down to just three business days, generating a savings of roughly $40,000 per integration.

Paul Czarapata, Ed.D.

Paul Czarapata, Ed.D.

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kentucky Community & Technical College System

"IMS Global's OneRoster is the district's lifeblood—it's the glue that binds together nearly 30 product integrations established in less than three years. When we embarked on our initiative to bring digital textbooks and interventions to the students of Philadelphia, we knew we needed an interface standard that could jump beyond the proprietary tools of the past. OneRoster has allowed us to rapidly integrate with service providers of every size and skill level."

Kirk A. Cless

Kirk A. Cless

Executive Director, IT Architecture, OIT and Data Management, School District of Philadelphia

Contributing Member Institutions

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
OESIS Network
Lumina Foundation
Northcentral University
Deer Park ISD
North Allegheny School District
Austin Independent School District
Crosstown High School
University of Notre Dame
Wichita State University Office for Workforce, Professional and Community Education
Mastery Transcript Consortium
Fayette County Public Schools - KY
Chicago Public Schools
Fayette County Public Schools - GA
Henry County Schools
Brigham Young University
School District of Philadelphia
Seattle Public Schools
Neosho School District
UmeƄ University
Park Hill School District
Collective Shift/LRNG
Harford County Public School
Oregon State University
University of Florida
Clayton County Public Schools
Polk County Public Schools
University of British Columbia
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Arizona State University
Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University
Volusia County Schools
Brandman University
Purdue University
Broward County Public Schools
Lee County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Open University of Japan
Escambia County School District
FLVS - Florida Virtual School
Forsyth County Schools
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Hall County Board of Education
Katy Independent School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1
Orange County School District
School District of Pickens County
University of Wisconsin
Western Governors University
University of Wisconsin System Administration
Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University
University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Unit - The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research
University of California San Diego
American Public University System
Framingham State University
Fulton County Schools
Houston Independent School District
Indiana University
Pennsylvania State University
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of California System
University of Maryland Global Campus
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Michigan
University of Phoenix
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)

Contributing Member Suppliers

RANDA Solutions
Unox Portal (Pragnya Technologies Pty Ltd)
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
Portfolium, Inc.
Digital Knowledge EdTech Lab Inc.
Infinite Campus, Inc.
Lumen Learning
D2L Corporation
Educational Testing Service
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators
Kaltura Inc.
Advance Education, LLC
Oracle Corporation
SAFARI Montage
Renaissance Learning
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA
Trifork Amsterdam B.V. (Trifork B.V.)
Hyland Credentials
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd., Uchidayoko Institute for Education Research
ACT, Inc.
Blackboard, Inc.
BPS Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH
Accelerate Learning
University of Kansas Achievement and Assessment Institute
Campus Labs
Data Recognition Corporation
Elsevier Inc.
Google LLC
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
LearningMate Solutions Private Limited
McGraw-Hill Education
Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
Pearson Education
Santillana Global
Focusing on a complete set of foundational


that enable educational institutions to fully leverage the benefits of digital technology now and in the future.

Digital credentials are reshaping the way we think about education and professional development by enabling lifelong learner-control of their evidence-based skills and achievements and supporting the transition to standards-based and competency-based learning.

Clickstream learning data from all digital resources—available in real-time and viewable using any dashboard—can help inform student success strategies, institutional academic decisions, instructional design, and provides a common data format for research on student learning.

High-quality innovative digital assessment that is accessible, adaptive, and safeguarded for integrity, complements the teaching and learning process, enabling effective interventions and continuous improvement.

Scalable, seamless, and secure integration of all digital content, learning tools, and assessment products into an institution’s digital learning environment is the most effective way to support next generation teaching and learning.

Packaging learning content from different sources and streamlining the management of digital resources saves valuable instruction time and provides greater choice and flexibility that leads to better learning experiences.


IMS Meetings & Webinars

29 Jun 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm, 27 Jul 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

IMS CLR Roundtable (Open to the Public)

12 Aug 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

IMS Technical Congress and On-Demand Developer Webinars 2020

2 Nov 2020 - 1:10am to 30 Nov 2020 - 1:10am

IMS Europe Summit 2020

16 Nov 2020 - 1:10am to 19 Nov 2020 - 1:10am

IMS Quarterly Meeting & Student Success Summit 2020