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 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 can be rapidly deployed and work seamlessly together. IMS 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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The IMS standards are a critical component of Houston ISD’s digital transformation. Not only do IMS Global standards create a more effective teaching and learning environment, they also provide effective and economic solutions. Historically, HISD has built customized rostering integrations to suit each learning tool vendor’s individual needs, an extremely expensive, time-consuming and resource-intensive approach. Now that we have adopted IMS Global’s OneRoster standard, we anticipate reducing requirements gathering and development time by 75% - 95% for new rostering integration requests. 

Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston ISD
Lenny Schad
Lenny Schad

Through the use of the LTI standard, UCF has been able to significantly extend the capabilities of our learning management system. We have developed numerous custom apps that provide key functionality for our faculty and students. We are now part of a cross-institutional working group to explore how best to evaluate third-party LTI apps and possibly share custom apps between colleges and universities.

Associate Vice President, Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh
Thomas Cavanagh

At Instructure, we believe that open technologies, embedded in an open ecosystem, lead to better outcomes for the teachers and learners who use our platforms. Each and every classroom provides a distinctive experience for learners, and each of those classrooms requires a unique combination of tools, technologies, and platforms to provide that experience. 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 in this space.

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure
Melissa Loble
Melissa Loble

Contributing Member Institutions

Henry County Schools
Brigham Young University
School District of Philadelphia
Seattle Public Schools
Neosho School District
ICT and Systems development, Umeå University
Park Hill School District
Collective Shift/LRNG
Harford County Public School
Loudon County Public Schools
University of California San Diego
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
University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Purdue University
Broward County Public Schools
Cobb County School District
Lee County Public Schools
Duncanville ISD
Indiana University
Katy Independent School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1
New York City Department of Education
Orange County School District
Pennsylvania State University
School District of Pickens County
Tennessee Board of Regents
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of California System
University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
American Public University System
University of Michigan
Artficial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Seoul
University of Phoenix
Baltimore County Public Schools
University of Texas at Austin
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Wisconsin
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)
Online Education Center of OUJ
Western Governors University
Escambia County School District
FLVS - Florida Virtual School
Forsyth County Schools
Framingham State University
Fulton County Schools
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Houston Independent School District
Indian River School District

Contributing Member Suppliers

Learning Machine
Trifork Learning Solutions B.V.
Infinitas Learning (incl. Noordhoff Health)
Trinity Education Group
Zia Learning
Fidelis Inc.
Portfolium, Inc.
Digital Knowledge EdTech Lab Inc.
Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd., Uchidayoko Institute for Education Research
Infinite Campus, Inc.
Follett Corporation
WGBH (Carl & Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH)
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Accreditrust Technologies, LLC
Intellify Learning
Lumen Learning
Japan Electronic Publishing Association
Kaltura Inc.
Knovation, Inc.
Learning Objects, Inc.
BNED LoudCloud, LLC
McGraw-Hill Education
ACT, Inc.
Measured Progress
AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center
Blackboard, Inc.
Motivis Learning
BPS Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH
Nelson Education Ltd.
Cengage Learning
Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
CETE-Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas
Oracle Corporation
Pacific Metrics
Chalk & Wire Learning Assesment Inc.
Pearson Education
Civitas Learning, Inc.
Performance Matters
ClassLink, Inc.
Questar Assessment, Inc.
Data Recognition Corporation
SAFARI Montage
D2L Corporation
Echo360, Inc.
SMART Technologies
Educational Testing Service
Elsevier Inc.
Renaissance Learning
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA
LearningMate Solutions Private Limited