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.
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