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Wednesday, May 25 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
IMS Technical Congress

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Join us to learn the latest details about IMS Technical Work.

We will brief IMS Members on the latest progress of all the IMS Project Groups and Taskforces, as well as, share progress on our Technical Roadmap. In addition, we will discuss IMS Conformance Certification and plans to enhance the reporting of certifications and new functionality to make comparing products easier.

Don't miss the opportunity to get the latest information about technical work taking place in IMS!



2:00 - 2:20 Roadmap Planning: Expanding IMS Collaboration to Accelerate Market AdoptionProcess Overview - Mark Leuba
2:20 - 2:30  API Discussion and Delivery - Colin Smythe

2:30 - 3:15 Technical Workgroup Updates

- Current and priority projects for the upcoming year

- Issues for discussion

  • LTI Services

  • LTI Mobile

  • LTI

  • Common Cartridge


  • OpenVideo

  • OneRoster

  • Future of LIS

  • Caliper

  • QTI

  • Digital Credentials and CBE

  • Curriculum Standards Framework

  • CASA

  • Access for All

  • Privacy

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:10 pm

Panel Discussion: OneRoster – Where Are We Now, and What’s Next?

Moderator: Berj Akian, CEO  & Founder, ClassLink 


Industry leaders will discuss the strategic thinking behind this pivotal data standard and examine the implications on product development and business strategy.



Steve Gilmer - SVP of Technical Services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Marc Nelson - VP Product Management, Pearson Learning Services

Marisa Urbano - Sr. Director of Product Management, eCommerce and Integrations, McGraw-Hill Education

TJ Vering - Sr. Program Manager, Education Product Group, Microsoft


4:15- 4:55 pm

Panel Discussion: How do we expand adoption of Caliper?

Moderator: Jenn Stringer, Associate CIO, UC Berkeley 


Product designers and specialists in learning analytics share their strategies and recommendations for taking Caliper learning analytics adoption the next level.    



Al Essa - Vice President, Analytics and R&D, McGraw-Hill Education             

Linda Feng - Senior Product Manager, Platform, Instructure

Bradley Fordham, Ph.D. - Chief Technology Officer, Echo360

Viktor Haag - Architect - Platform and Standards, D2L

Chris Vento -CEO/Founder, Intellify Learning

John Whitmer, Ed.D. - Learning Analytics and Research Director, Blackboard Inc.




Wednesday May 25, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Salon H