How to Adopt a Learning Management System in K-12
And Five Ways IMS Global Can Help
|Selecting a learning platform, or learning management system (LMS), is a common occurrence in K-12 institutions. IMS Global Learning Consortium will help you understand important considerations to think about when purchasing a new LMS to evolve your digital ecosystem for a better return on learning from your investments in educational technology—today and into the future.|
Key Questions to Consider When Selecting an LMS
How will your institution be digital on day one of learning using the LMS?
How does the LMS handle privacy and security?
How will digital content and tools be incorporated into the LMS?
How will users receive credit and recognition for their learning?
Here is How IMS Global Can Help K-12 Institutions
- Consultations with an experienced IMS K-12 Program Manager.
Schedule a time to discuss where your organization is today, help you understand the many considerations in adopting a new LMS to support your objectives, and outline a roadmap to evolve your digital ecosystem.
- Find learning platforms and other products that are guaranteed to work together based on open standards.
The IMS Product Directory is the official listing of edtech products that have achieved conformance certification for IMS standards as they were intended to be adopted. It’s your assurance that the products you select will integrate seamlessly without requiring custom integrations. If you experience an issue with a product listed, IMS will work with the supplier to resolve the problem. Learn how a product becomes certified.
- Receive consultation, support, and guidance on developing RFP language.
Ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Global Learning Consortium Certified is the best way to establish a plug-and-play ecosystem that allows all of your tools and content to work together. If you are just starting out, IMS Global has developed resources to help you know what to ask for from your vendors and what to include in your RFP. IMS Global offers assistance to our members who need help or guidance determining their needs.
- Evaluate proposed solutions.
IMS Global staff will review responses to a request for proposal and outline the pros and cons of each solution including information on which IMS Global certifications the product has obtained, how those certifications can help advance your institution’s goals and what might be missing. The review includes recommendations to ensure the selected supplier and solution integrate into your overall ecosystem to meet your needs while also ensuring the use of open standards.
- Vet apps for privacy and security.
IMS Global’s App Vetting Program ensures that a minimum standard of student data privacy is met and provides assurance that the information gathered by your educational applications is being used responsibly. The IMS Global App Vetting Program uses member-established criteria (rubric) for evaluating apps on data collected, third-party sharing, advertising, and basic security features. IMS App Vetting helps you save time and money as well as safeguards against an application violating student data privacy standards.
Collaborate, Network, and Learn with Like-Minded K-12 Leaders
IMS Global Is Here to Help
Become an IMS Member to join K-12 institutions representing 11 million students—and growing—who are leading the edtech innovation revolution and the development of IMS Standards and practices for the benefit of all school districts and states.
|Schedule a meeting with an IMS K-12 Program Manager today to receive individualized assistance with selecting a learning management system.|