Join the Learning Tools & Content Alliance

Join the Learning Tools & Content Alliance


1EdTech Alliances are for the purpose of ensuring interoperability in practice and keeping implementing organizations current on the evolution of a specific set of 1EdTech standards. 1EdTech Alliances provide organizations who want access to development resources, testing suites and conformance certification for a specific set of 1EdTech standards to ensure reliable integrations with platforms. 1EdTech provides Alliance members this support at a fraction of the cost of custom integrations and, most importantly, steps in on an ongoing basis to resolve issues that arise.

Under the Alliances, 1EdTech provides self-service support to implement conformant products. When testing is completed, 1EdTech issues a conformance certification mark that 1EdTech stands behind. What this means is that 1EdTech will get involved directly in any issues that arise and work across organizations to resolve. 

Joining in the Learning Tools and Content Alliance provides access to the development resources and certification for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), LTI Advantage, Common Cartridge, Proctoring and LTI Resource specifications. Becoming an 1EdTech member is the only way to achieve official 1EdTech conformance for these certifications. Conformance seals are only issued to and maintained with current 1EdTech Alliance, Affiliate, and Contributing Members. 1EdTech does this in order to deliver on interoperability in practice on an ongoing basis. This benefits large and small organizations alike in creating and maintaining a vital, innovative, and open marketplace for educational technology products!  The certification program is managed and evolved by current 1EdTech Members. This creates the community ownership needed to achieve high levels of interoperability and earn the trust of buyers in interoperable products.  See all of the Alliance Benefits.


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Benefits of Certification


  • Buyers trust 1EdTech as the neutral arbiter of truly interoperable products and content 
  • 1EdTech certification designates passing a set of tests that will guarantee interoperability across the widest range of integrations - across a growing range of  100s of certified products
  • Certification requires extensive testing and is much better than claims of “compliance"
  • The 1EdTech Certification process connects your organization to an community of technical resources making implentation of the standard easier
  • 1EdTech certificaton provides a specific registraton number for a product to be used in responses to requests for proposals 
  • 1EdTech certified products are backed by 1EdTech technical support to troubleshoot any technical issues that may occur 
  • Organization achieving 1EdTech certificaton can use the 1EdTech certification logo in product and general marketing 
  • The 1EdTech certification Alliance community provides continuous updates and involvement in the evolution of the standard and conformance testing 
  • Certification is included as a benefit of IMS membership: any number of products can be certified at no additional cost for each Alliance category or all categories for Affiliate or Contributing Members of 1EdTech 
  • The 1EdTechweb site provides high traffic marketing exposure as the authoritative source for 1EdTech certified products