Tk20 Announces LMS IntegrationDecember 8, 2013
Tk20 is pleased to announce its products have received IMS Interoperability Conformance Certification. With LTI certification, Tk20 can integrate with any LTI certified Learning Management System platform including Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai.
LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability™) is an initiative created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium using a standard protocol, which enables linkage of courses and assignments between the Tk20 assessment system and an institution’s LMS system. This allows students and faculty to have a seamless integrated experience in accessing assignments within the context of the course. Students and faculty are automatically logged on to both systems through their standard LMS sign-on process. Students can submit assignments and faculty can evaluate students on key assessments from within the LMS. Additionally, faculty can send grades, scored as part of the Tk20 assessments, back to their LMS gradebook.
Tk20 partner institutions are looking forward to the integration. Auburn University’s Asim Ali exclaims “We are really excited about this enhancement. A goal of data collectors is to make the process as easy as possible for faculty. Integrating assessment data collection with Canvas will make our process easier for students and faculty, assuring us better compliance.”
About IMS Global
The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. To ensure that the “Learning Impact” of technology-enabled innovation is achieved around the world, IMS’s influential community of educational institutions, suppliers, and government organizations develops open interoperability standards, supports adoption with technical services, and encourages adoption through programs that highlight effective practices.
IMS GLC represents more than 200 Member, Affiliate and Alliance organizations. These participant organizations come from every sector of the global learning community. They include hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, publishers, government agencies, systems integrators, multimedia content providers, and other consortia. IMS provides a neutral forum in which members work together to advocate the use of technology to support and transform education and learning.