Data & Analytics
Blackboard Learn Adds IMS Caliper Analytics Certification
Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system,
Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant
with IMS Caliper standards.
Launched by IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Caliper Framework aims to
standardize learning analytics across learning environments.
As a result of the certification, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to access learning data, dubbed an "event stream" within the
standards, at no additional cost.
"Just as IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) revolutionized the ease with which institutions can incorporate innovative products
into the learning experience, IMS Caliper is designed to revolutionize the ease with which data can be used to improve those same
experiences," said Rob Abel, chief executive of IMS Global, in a prepared statement. "Blackboard is providing bold leadership to the education
sector by being the first organization to complete conformance certification to ensure interoperability is achieved across the ecosystem."
More information about IMS Caliper is available at
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.