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News and Notes

Online Technical Congress: Register Now

Interested in what’s new with IMS specifications and standards? Attend the annual IMS Technical Congress from the comfort of your home or office (or home office) at no charge.

NEW: Assessment & Proctoring Innovation Leadership Network

We hear you! Assessment and proctoring are a priority. So, we're launching a new ILN to ensure there's a solution to meet your needs. The group will define user stories for proctoring and assessment in HED to support hybrid/virtual learning. Contact Kelly at khoyland@imsglobal.org if you're interested and watch for announcements about the inaugural meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

Visit IMS Events for the full list of upcoming events, meetings, and activities. Access to information on some events depends on your IMS membership level.

Not an IMS member yet but want to get involved?

Learning Impact On-Demand Videos

Check out the HED Leaders Perspectives: Moving to Remote Learning video, the first in the HED series. These leaders reflect on their pivot to remote teaching and share their strategies moving forward.

Congratulations to the Learning Impact Awards 2020 Winners

Thanks to all of the institutions that submitted projects for this year's competition. A special shout out to the HED winners including IMS members UC Berkeley (Gold Medalist) for their Berkeley Online Advising and Michigan State University (Honorable Mention) for My Spartan Story and Spartan Experience Record.

Meeting Spotlight

Accessibility Innovation Leadership Network

The massive shift toward online delivery of learning has raised the profile of the ongoing issue of accessibility in the digital ecosystem. A profusion of new tools, and increased reliance on existing ones, means that the importance of vetting these tools for accessibility is greater than it ever has been. The Accessibility ILN is working on developing a rubric that could be used as a common baselines assessment of tools for accessibility, thereby lightening the load on accessibility offices.