Waypoint Outcomes Achieves Certification for Learning Tools Interoperability
Certification ensures Waypoint can be efficiently adopted into all Learning
Management Systems certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Waypoint Outcomes, a source of
academic assessment and analysis technologies from Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
(NYSE: BPI), today announced its conformance certification for Learning Tool
Interoperability (LTI) v1.1. The certification is a widely-used global
technical standard for education applications conferred by the IMS Global
"The LTI v1.1 standard from IMS opens many doors for us and our customers,"
said Beth Aguiar, vice president of business development and product marketing
at Bridgepoint Education. "Waypoint Outcome's conformance to LTI v1.1 will
help more institutions easily integrate Waypoint's unique authentic assessment
tools with their Learning Management Systems. Bridgepoint Education supports
the mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium and is committed to open
technology standards to improve educational outcomes."
By developing open technology standards, LTI v1.1 has eliminated the need for
costly and time-consuming custom programming. Users are able to safely
integrate innovative learning applications and content for seamless access by
students and teachers.
"LTI is enabling very large deployments of innovative e-textbooks and learning
tools in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost prior to LTI,"
said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer of IMS. "Now with outcomes support,
we are looking forward to breaking down the barriers to data that can help
faculty, students, and institutions achieve better results."
"IMS is very pleased that Waypoint Outcomes has achieved LTI certification as
a tool provider," stated Dr. Abel. "By incorporating LTI integration, Waypoint
Outcomes will enable a more seamless experience for their customers across a
wide range of integration scenarios."
Waypoint Outcomes joins other LTI v1.1 conformant products such as Blackboard,
Canvas, Courseload, Coursesmart, Desire2Learn, Learning Studio, LoudCloud,
Moodle, OpenClass, Taskstream, and many others.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By
harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as
Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has
re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that
advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and
University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience.
Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree
programs while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree
programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional
campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs,
Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint
Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez,
vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global)
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can
affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS
members are leading suppliers, institutions, and government organizations that
are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and
adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors Learning Impact, a global awards program
and conference to recognize the impact of innovative technology on educational
access, affordability, and quality. For more information, visit
Contact: Shari Winet Rodriguez, Vice President of Public Relations
858.668.2580 · firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Bridgepoint Education
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