Higher Education Playbook

Higher Education Playbook Resources


The Higher Education Playbook is intended to help institutions streamline the learning curve around open standards and creating an integrated plug-and-play edtech ecosystem. The Playbook is designed to be an easy-to-use reference and resource center for academic and IT leaders, curriculum and education technologists, IT specialists, and development teams. These resources are created by institutional leaders of the IMS Global HED Innovation Leadership Networks. They are organized by the categories that guide the work of the communities and complement IMS Global technical work.

Visit the HED Community page to learn more.

Getting Started

  • IMS Global Glossary of Terms: This glossary of terms provides definitions of terms commonly used throughout IMS that users may wish to better understand. It is by no means an exhaustive list of definitions related to our communities, but it has been carefully crafted in the hopes that it will aid in the facilitation of shared understandings of interoperability
  • Edu-API: A new initiative driving the next generation of higher education student system interoperability.
  • Learn about the IMS App Vetting Process

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and LTI Advantage

Adaptive Learning


Caliper Analytics 

Digital Credentials

Procurement Resources 

Technical App Notes