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News and Notes

IMS Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the IMS higher education members recognized at the November Quarterly Meeting with an IMS Leadership Award!

  • Kelly Hermann, University of Phoenix
  • Kelvin Thompson, University of Central Florida
  • Francisca Yonekura, University of Central Florida

See all IMS Leadership Award recipients.

Student Learning Data Model

A couple of months ago, we updated you on several projects designed to move the needle on learning analytics, including hints about a new project called the Student Learning Data Model, and we’re happy to report that the SLDM is now live! The SLDM provides in-depth insight and visualization into IMS specifications' structure and interrelationships and how they can be orchestrated for maximum effectiveness. It includes mappings and crosswalks with other industry data models, starting with the Common Education Data Standard (CEDS). We’ll continue to build out additional “lenses” and mappings, but you can check it out here!

November QM Recordings

Thank you to the many members who shared their stories during our quarterly meeting. It was great to connect again, even if in a different format. If you could not attend or want to take another look at one of the sessions, all of the recordings have been posted to the IMS Presentation Forum. Your member login is required. Recordings are available until March 2021.

Upcoming Meetings

IMS CLR Roundtable 25 January 2021 | Online

IMS Quarterly Meeting 2-5 February 2021 | Online

IMS Digital Credentials Summit 2021 1-4 March 2021 | Online Call for Presentations Open Now

IMS Learning Impact 2021 4-7 October 2021

Go to the IMS Events page 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?

New Certifications

The catalog of IMS certified products continues to grow so quickly that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Here are some highlights of products that have recently certified on IMS standards:

Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) 1.0

  • AEFIS v3.61
  • ELocker & Gradintelligence v14.12.0
  • SmartResume vFall 2020

Data Privacy

  • Explorance Bluepulse v4+
  • iQualify LMS v2020-10-30
  • PebblePad v2020
  • Perusall v2020-01
  • Remind v2020

LTI Advantage

  • Agilix Buzz v3.0.202 (Complete)
  • Elsevier Evolve Link v1.3
  • Macmillan Learning LMSLink v1.99 (Complete)
  • Pivot Interactives v1.38.1
  • Practice Labs Tool v4.10.1 (Complete)
  • ScoreCenter LTI v1.3

Open Badges 2.0

  • Campus Labs Milestone v2020-10-23
  • Moodle v3.10
  • Participate.com v2020.10.27

Be sure to check the IMS Product Directory for a full listing of all certified products!

Meeting Spotlight

Digital Credentials for Learning Summit: Igniting the Talent Continuum

With the growth of the IMS Digital Credentials Summit and the move to a fully online event, we are separating our Quarterly Meeting from the Summit. This will allow us to provide the best experience for our IMS members and the larger digital credentials community.

The call for presentations is open through 31 December. Submit a 30-minute showcase proposal on your innovative digital credentialing project or program to share at the Summit.