How Does IMS Enable Better Digital Learning Experiences?

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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.


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Effective member-based collaboration

Means getting to the future sooner with sustainable progress.


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

Together We Get Farther 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 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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In an era where micro-credentials, digital credentials, and new learning models like CBE are gaining traction, the work of the IMS community to re-imagine a new type of record to better serve students, universities, and employers is exhilarating! Developing a comprehensive, digital, student record to better articulate what students know and can do speaks to the needs of 21st century employers.

Associate Vice Provost & Registrar, University of Maryland University College
Joellen Shendy
Joellen Shendy

Houston ISD started requesting Common Cartridge (CC), Thin Common Cartridge (TCC) and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integrations from its partners in July of 2014 to make it easier to access and integrate digital curriculum from a wide array of resources. Within a year, we had TCC and CC from 11 vendors and LTI links from four additional vendors. This adds up to approximately 200 cartridges and almost 1 million digital learning objects.

Director, IT – Education Technology, Houston ISD
Beatriz Arnillas
Beatriz Arnillas

So often we see standards organizations in the market where the standards they create are dreamed up by smart people in a vacuum. The simple fact is, if you don’t seek feedback from the people you serve, odds are you’ll create something that doesn’t work for them. That is not the case with IMS. The IMS approach is to bring together school districts and solution providers to jointly influence and develop standards that solve real world problems.

CEO, ClassLink
Berj Akian
Berj Akian

Contributing Member Institutions

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
Duncanville ISD
Katy Independent School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1
New York City Department of Education
Newton Public Schools
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
University of Michigan
American Public University System
University of Phoenix
Artficial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Seoul
University of Texas at Austin
Baltimore County Public Schools
University of Wisconsin
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Utah Valley University
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)
CODE - Open University of Japan
Western Governors University
Lone Star College
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

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

IMS Meetings

25 Oct 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

IMS Communities of Practice Progress and Priority Setting

Anaheim Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 9/10

7 Nov 2016 - 1:10am to 10 Nov 2016 - 1:10am

IMS Quarterly Meeting and Analytics Summit

Arizona State University - Phoenix, Arizona

16 Nov 2016 - 1:10am to 17 Nov 2016 - 1:10am

IMS Europe and Public Forum

Utrecht, The Netherlands Registration and Meeting Details

16 May 2017 - 1:10am to 19 May 2017 - 1:10am

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2017

Denver, Colorado Details for the Learning Impact Leadership Institute