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Become a Part of the Education Technology Innovation Revolution!

IMS Global is legally organized as a non-profit member organization. IMS depends on membership dues to exist and spread. But, more importantly, IMS exists to serve the direction that the members want to go!

Support the cause and reap the benefits! Your organization should become a member of IMS Global, regardless of size or whether a supplier or institution because:

Technical Resources

Members have access to unparalled technical resources that accelerate implementation and reduce cost/time to market.

 

Member Network

Members have access to the IMS network of education segment-leading organizations who frequently partner to lead the sector forward.

 

Sector Leadership

IMS Global members are leading the revolution and perceived as the world leaders among EdTech institutions and suppliers

 

IMS Global Has Three Membership Levels

Contributing Member Affiliate Member Alliance Member

Voting members of IMS providing leadership to any and all IMS initiatives and technical work

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Non-voting development network-only participation across most of the IMS technical work

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Non-voting development network-only participation focused on a specific subset of IMS technical work only

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Here is a summary of the membership benefits by level

Benefit Contributing Member Affiliate Member

Alliance Member

Benefits N/A to the CASE Network Alliance
Public (Individual)
Joint Marketing Activities, such as co-authoring industry articles, conducting webinars, presentations at industry events, and authoring Learning Impact blogs.       

Opportunity to promote your organization's user conferences, including Call for Presentations, via the IMS Community Dispatch and other IMS Higher Ed or K-12 publications. Events promoted are ones that do not conflict with an IMS event.

     
Opportunity for suppliers to record an 8-10 minute product overview to showcase how you are partnering with institutions to enable digital transformation to help teachers and learners alike reach new heights. Recordings will be shared via the Higher Ed and K-12 Playbooks as a resource for institutions.       
Approved use of all IMS Global trademarks according the IMS trademark guidelines      
Annual Strategy & Technical Update webinars or workshop to outline a roadmap for the member institution, district or state to assist with the adoption of IMS standards and practices.

HED and
K-12 Institutions

     
Opportunity to develop a technical App Note to highlight how your organization is working with another IMS Contributing Member to leverage IMS standards      
Designate one representative to be on the Technical Advisory Board, opportunity to participate on Product Steering Commitees and other advisory boards, and opportunity to serve in leadership roles for technical project groups.      
Voting rights on standards activities      
Eligibility to be nominated to serve on the IMS Board of Directors and subcommittees      
Access to all workgroup and technical resources      
Ability to certify as a CASE Network Provider      
Ability to Certify as a CASE Network Consumer  
Participation in Project Groups and Advisory Board activities Limited by Invitation Only Limited by Invitation Only  
Ability to participate in the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Development Assistance Program    
Application fee is waived for the Learning Impact Award Competion    
Ability to attend and participate in IMS Quarterly Member Meetings    
Discounted registration fees for the Annual Learning Impact Institute  
Access to Developer, Testing and Conformance Certification Resources for all technical work as released by technical workgroups     
Access to Developer, Testing and Conformance Certification Resources for specific set of technical work covered by the Alliance membership      
Preferred early access to draft specifications as released by technical workgroups    
Early access to draft specifications coverd by the Alliance membership as released by the technical workgroup      
Apache 2 Open Source license  
Ability to apply the IMS Conformance Certification trademark and registration number to specific product(s) that have passed certification testing  
Participation in the TrustEd Apps and Data Privacy Program   
Technical Support From IMS Staff and other IMS Members via online forums for member organization implementing standards and access to the IMS Support Portal   
Member-Only communications based on membership level  
Access to public technical resources and forums      
Public communications      
LGPL Open Source License      

 

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Contributing Member Affiliate Member
Learning Tools/Content Alliance Edu ERP Alliance e-Assessment Alliance
Digital Credentials & Badges Alliance TrustEd Apps Alliance CASE Network Alliance

 

Annual dues ($USD) by membership level and organization type*

 

Organization Type Organization Size Contributing Member Affiliate Member Learning Tools/Content Alliance Edu ERP Alliance e-Assessment Alliance Digital Credentials & Badges Alliance TrustEd Apps Alliance

Suppliers by Annual Revenue

>$50 million

$55,000

$14,500

$5,000

$9,500

$9,500

$9,500

$5,000

>$10 million

$25,000

$9,500

$4,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$3,000

<$10 million

$15,000

$5,500

$3,000

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

$1,500

<$1 million

$5,000

$2,500

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$750

Higher Education Institutions by Annual Operating Budget

University State System

$55,000

$15,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

University State System Office

$15,000

$3,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Community College System

$15,000

$5,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Community College System Office

$5,000

$2,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

>$500 million

$15,000

$3,500

$1,500

$3,500

$3,500

$3,500

$1,000

>$250 million

$10,000

$2,500

$1,000

$2,500

$2,500

$2,500

$500

<$250 million

$5,000

$1,500

$750

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

$250

School Organizations by Number of Students Served

Statewide Education Organizations

$5,000

$3,000

N/A

N/A

$2,000

N/A

N/A

>15,000 students

$5,000

$1,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$500
(N/A to Districts - Individual Schools Only) 

<15,000 students

$3,500

$1,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$250
(N/A to Districts - Individual Schools Only) 

<2500 students

$1,500

$750

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$100
(N/A to Districts - Individual Schools Only) 

*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.  In the case of Organization mergers or acquisitions, subsidiaries  with independent branding are required to have their own membership.