Nexus, a Teaching-Learning Platform of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), and which was developed by the Department of Information Technology, received a certification from IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC). This turns UANL into the first Latin American university with a certified in-house development system.
IMS GLC is a global nonprofit organization that strives to promote the growth and impact of learning technologies in academic and business creation fields. Its main activity is to develop standards for the creation, diffusion, and interoperability of academic technologies for learning, publishing more than 20 standards.
Nexus obtained the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) certification. The principal concept of LTI is to establish a standard way of integrating learning applications with learning management system platforms, web sites or academic environments. And it allows the seamless connection of web-based, externally hosted applications, content, and tools to Nexus platform.
The implementation guide of LTI v1.0 had to be followed to achieve this certification as well as executing proofs with external tools required by IMS GLC. It was also necessary to implement a code for NEXUS Platform and add requirements related to the connection security.
DGI achieved the accreditation as LTI Compliant on November 5th, 2014. This certification will allow the integration of third-party tools compatible with this standard. So Nexus will easily adapt to tools that could be used by professors and students.
This achievement is one of the international certifications and evaluations obtained by UANL through the Department of Information Technology, which is looking for the excellence in world class quality of IT services given to university community. These IT services are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 20,000 standards, the International Certification given to the DGI Computing Center by the International Computer Room Expert Association (ICREA), CMMI (a group of practices that provides a guide for measuring, monitoring and control of software development processes), ITIL (a group of better IT practices for management services), COBIT (a group of better practices for IT planning), and PMI ( better practices in management projects) as well as Premio Nuevo Leon a la Competitividad en Tecnologias de la Informacion 2014 (Nuevo Leon Information Technology Competitiveness Award 2014, in English).
The logo of IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) certification belongs to IMS Global Learning Consortium.