Centers of Excellence Program
IMS Centers of Excellence (CoE) are a valuable resource for advancing your digital transformation.
IMS Contributing Member institutions that have demonstrated a strategic vision and practical experience using IMS standards to enable its own digital ecosystem, establish and lead a CoE for the benefit of other K-12 schools/districts, state agencies, and higher education institutions.
Centers of Excellence focus on:
- Adoption of a specific IMS standard
- State-level collaboration on multiple standards
- Alignment with an IMS key initiative
- Developing an ecosystem for app sharing
- Other innovative institutional programs
The CoE program recognizes institutions for providing community leadership, creating and sharing best practices, hosting activities to accelerate the adoption of IMS standards, and helping institutions of all sizes to evolve their next-generation digital learning infrastructure.
"As customization and interoperability become increasingly crucial to higher education’s ability to deliver quality instruction, we are honored to host the IMS Center of Excellence for LTI at UCF. We are committed to providing resources, best practices, connections, and a network for promoting standards-based integrations through LTI Advantage. Only by working together will we be able to achieve our collective vision for tomorrow’s students."—Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
"Continued collaboration on the adoption and implementation of IMS standards is an essential part of being an IMS member. As a Center of Excellence, we provide support and guidance for districts just starting their journey toward interoperability in K-12 edtech. Serving as a "lighthouse" for other districts allows us to share the challenges, hurdles, and ultimately the steps to achieve success at a large scale."—Michael Cicchetti, Director of Technology Services & Innovation, Volusia County Schools, Florida
Nominate Your Institution to be a Center of Excellence
Any institutional IMS Contributing Member at the forefront of adopting IMS standards can be a Center of Excellence.
You must be able to showcase an implementation or technology project that demonstrates the potential or evidence for improving learning impact. More importantly, you must be willing to let peers see your work "in action." CoE institutions are a leading voice in the field—developing resources, delivering presentations—and a mentor for other organizations.
IMS provides opportunities for Centers of Excellence to showcase their work including breakout or poster sessions at the annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute, highlights in newsletters and on the IMS website, a press release announcing your achievement, and the potential to collaborate on webinars or industry conference presentations.
Current Centers of Excellence
Broward County Public Schools
Comprehensive Learner Record
Broward is taking student learning and achievements to the next level with the IMS CLR standard.
Edina Public Schools
Personalized Learning Framework
Edina is using IMS standards to support its customized learning paths and competency-based education initiatives.
University of Central Florida
UCF is extending the functionality of its LMS through the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard.
Volusia County Schools
Volusia County Schools uses the OneRoster standard to improve teaching and learning experiences.
Become a Center of Excellence Today!
Contact an IMS K-12 or HED Program Manager to discuss how your institution can become an IMS Center of Excellence.