IMS Common Cartridge
“The Common Cartridge harnesses a variety of IMS specifications addressing content packaging, assessment, and integration with third-party tools. These are augmented with IEEE LOM for metadata and support for SCORM 2004.”
According to IMS, retrieved 19:36, 31 October 2012 (CET), “Common Cartridge is the first of three major standards that comprise a new generation of Digital Learning Services standards to support a new generation of learning technology. These are:
- Organized and distributed digital learning content (Common Cartridge - CC)
- Applications, systems, and mash-ups (Learning Tools Interoperability - LTI)
- Learner information: privileges and outcomes (Learning Information Services – LIS)”
A first version was published as v1.0 in Jan 2009, the final v1.1 was published on Jan 10 2011 and version 1.2. final on oct 1, 2011.
2 Common Cartrige 1.2
Common cartridge profile 1.2. encompasses:
- Learning Object Metadata (IEEE LOM, including DC 03, LOM 02 and LOM 05)
- IMS Content Packaging v 1.2
- IMS Question and Test Interoperability v. 1.2.1
- IMS Authorization Web Service V1
- IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability v1.0 BLTI, 10.
Note: “A Basic LTI resource represents a simplified and self-contained LTI link. This resource refers to an XML file that contains the information needed to create in a Tool Consumer (an LMS or learning platform) a link or similar. When activated by the user, passes the user to a Tool Provider along with contextual information about the user and Consumer.” (IMS GLC Common Cartridge Profile: Implementation, retr. oct 2012). IMS Learning Tools Interoperability is a different more ambitious standard that is not integrated so far with Common Cartridge.
- Homepage for IMS Common Cartridge standards