Higher Education Statement of Intent
to Adopt IMS Global Learning Consortium Standards
in a Timely Manner
Statement of Intent to Adopt IMS Standards in a Timely Manner
[Name of Institution] advocates adoption by all suppliers of applicable open interoperability standards provided by the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) in order to enable safe, flexible and rapid integrations. IMS standards are evolving under the governance of IMS member organizations (imsglobal.org/members), which includes a majority of leading educational technology suppliers. The paragraph below describes [Name of Supplier/Company’s] agreement to implement, certify, and “stay current” with the latest releases of IMS standards, so that [Name of institution] is not required to communicate on a standard-by-standard basis the availability and requirement to adopt IMS standards in a timely manner.
[Name of Supplier/Company] agrees that [Name of Tool] will become certified as compliant (as evidenced by publication of certification on imscert.org) with any final version of IMS Global Learning Consortium standards (available at imsglobal.org) that are applicable to [Name of Tool] within six (6) months of the public release of each standard (or specific later date if mutually agreed to by the parties), provided that: (a) the proposed modifications to the Solution would not create a security, privacy or accessibility compromise; (b) the IMS standard can be implemented with approximately the same amount of development resource as integration approaches of similar scope and thus does not create an undue financial burden on [Name of Supplier/Company]; and (c) at least three other similar institutions (by direct referral or via IMS) comparable to [Name of Institution] agree that the modifications necessary to [Name of Tool] are desirable. In the determination of (a), (b) or (c) above, [Name of Supplier/Company] will take into account how any proposed modification will affect customers generally where “Solution” means the product provided by [Name of Supplier/Company] and made available through a URL in a SaaS environment as further described in the Order Form.