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Monday, May 18
 

9:00am MDT

Comprehensive Learner Record & Open Badges Bootcamp
The IMS Comprehensive Learner Record and Open Badges standards enable learning organizations to capture and issue learning achievements of students and employees, empowering these learners to share their learning achievements in pursuit of employment and educational opportunities. Open Badges are interoperable and verifiable digital badges that recognize skills, competencies or other achievements, while a Comprehensive Learner Record is a verifiable collection of achievement records. Platforms that adopt the CLR and/or Open Badges standards are able to create and issue verifiable machine-readable records of learning achievements such as grades, courses, credentials, competencies, badges, and more - beyond traditional transcripts. Participants will gain a deep knowledge of these standards and be equipped to implement the free CLR 1.0, Open Badges 2.0, and Open Badges 2.1 open standards in their products and join the interoperable digital credentials ecosystem.

In this combined CLR and Open Badges bootcamp, participants will:
  • Learn about the CLR 1.0 and Open Badges 2.x data models and APIs
  • See demonstrations of CLR and OB reference implementations and proof of concept applications
  • Get oriented to the specification documents and other resources
  • Learn how products can become IMS-certified for CLR 1.0, OB 2.0, and OB 2.1

Monday May 18, 2020 9:00am - 2:15pm MDT
 
Tuesday, May 19
 

9:00am MDT

Caliper Analytics Bootcamp
The IMS Caliper Analytics specification enables institutions to collect learning data from digital resources to better understand and visualize learning activity and product usage data, and present this information to students, instructors, and advisors in meaningful ways. Caliper defines a number of metric profiles, each of which models a learning activity or a supporting activity that helps facilitate learning. Each profile provides a domain-specific set of terms and concepts that application designers and developers can draw upon to describe common user interactions in a consistent manner using a shared vocabulary. Annotating a reading, playing a video, taking a test, or grading an assignment submission represent a few examples of the many activities or events that Caliper's metric profiles attempt to describe. Version 1.2 is planned for public release in mid 2020.

In this half-day bootcamp (morning only) the presenters will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:
  • Learn how the Caliper Analytics specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the Sensor API conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics specification uses LTI Advantage
  • Learn about the Caliper 1.2 and how it extends Caliper 1.1
  • See demonstrations of the use of the Caliper Analytics specification by certified products.

Speakers
avatar for Bracken Mosbacker

Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Question & Test Interoperability (QTI) 3.0 Bootcamp
IMS Question & Test Interoperability 3.0 is due for public release in May 2020. This new version means that it is even easier to create and deliver assessments whether they are simple formative quizzes or high-stakes summative tests. Unlike previous versions, of this well-established, QTI specification, this new release is focused on simplifying delivery of assessments. Authoring-to-delivery can be achieved without any intermediate transformation of the content. Once again, an extensive set of accessibility features are supplied but usage of these has been simplified without compromising interoperability. Integration with many of the other IMS specifications has been improved.

During this bootcamp the IMS Members and staff will describe the new QTI 3.0 specification and demonstrate authoring questions and tests based on this new standard. The process of conformance and certification will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees at the workshop will learn:

About the feature set supported in QTI 3.0
How to use QTI 3.0 to provide accessible questions and tests
How to migrate from QTI versions 2.1 and 2.2, and APIP 1.0
How to become QTI 3.0 certified
How to use the new QTI validator and the reference set of examples
How QTI works with other IMS specifications and how it fits into the IMS ECOSYSTEM

Speakers
avatar for Mark McKell

Mark McKell

Product Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
 
Wednesday, May 20
 

9:00am MDT

LTI Advantage Bootcamp and Hackathon
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Advantage standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI extensions that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of users and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.

This all-day session will have two strands designed to support both newcomers and experts. In the half-day bootcamp (morning only) the IMS staff will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:

  • Learn how the LTI Advantage specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics, IMS LTI Resource Search and IMS Proctoring specifications use LTI Advantage
  • See demonstrations of the use of the LTI Advantage by certified products

In the full-day hackathon the IMS staff will help developers implement the specification using the new LTI Advantage Toolkit, undertake conformance and certification and test integration against other vendor implementations. In previous all-day hackathons participants have been able to get their Tools through LTI 1.3 certification. Attendees at the hackathon will:

  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage Toolkit created to help developers of LTI Tools and Platforms
  • Be able to undertake conformance and certification for their Tools and/or Platforms
  • Learn how to migrate LTI 1.x implementations to LTI Advantage
  • Interact with the IMS staff who have significant experience in implementing LTI Advantage compliant Tools and Platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Dereck Haskins

Dereck Haskins

Senior Software Engineer, IMS Global Learning Consortium
For the past 17 years Dereck has worked in a variety of fields as a developer, team leader and data architect. Comfortable in a variety of programming languages and frameworks, his favorite non-work activity is picking up yet another programming language or database system and working... Read More →
avatar for Bracken Mosbacker

Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT
 
Thursday, May 21
 

9:00am MDT

OneRoster & Assessment Results Profile Bootcamp
The IMS OneRoster specification defines how student information systems, learning management systems, assessment systems, etc. exchange information about student enrolments, grade books and access to learning resources. Version 1.1 was released in September 2018 and version 1.2 is close to release with release to the public expected in the May of 2020. A recent addition to the specification was support for the exchange of detailed assessment results based upon the OneRoster Gradebook Service i.e. the new Assessment Results Profile. The OneRoster specification has wide adoption in K-12 in the US, is now used in Europe and is under evaluation for use in Japan.

During this bootcamp the IMS staff will describe the OneRoster specification and will explain the relationship to the Assessment Results Profile. The process of conformance and certification will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees at the workshop will learn:

  • How the OneRoster specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Why there are both REST API and CSV based data exchange methods
  • About the new features in OneRoster 1.2 can and how to upgrade from version 1.1 to 1.2
  • How the Assessment Results Profile can be used as a standalone solution for results reporting
  • How to use the OneRoster and Assessment Results Profile conformance test systems to become certified
  • How a development team can make best use of the OneRoster specification and released artefacts
  • About the relationship between the OneRoster specification and 1EdTech

Speakers
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →
avatar for Phil Nicholls

Phil Nicholls

Software Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Thursday May 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT