IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Next Generation Learning Tools Interoperability: LTI Advantage

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IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced today the availability of Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) version 1.3, a significant update to the core standard, and three new services that comprise LTI Advantage.

LTI enables secure plug-and-play integration of learning systems in the right place, at the right time, for the right student. LTI Advantage extends the core capabilities of LTI by adding three essential end-user services to support integration and data support. 

LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage are the first standards to leverage the newly released IMS Security Framework, which ensures the highest level of protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information being passed between applications, reducing both institutional and personal risk.

Bolstered by requirements from institutional leaders for LTI Advantage to improve usability, user experience, and data security, along with support from the leading LMS partners, the next wave of early adopters achieving IMS certification for LTI Advantage include AEFIS, Cengage, Kaltura, McGraw-Hill, and VitalSource.

IMS offers an Alliance membership for educational technology providers that want to implement certified-LTI Advantage now. To facilitate adoption, IMS has developed an innovative test reference implementation for learning tool providers to build out and test their deployment.

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