Clarity around how the Ed-Fi Alliance Standards and IMS Global Learning Consortium® Standards can be used in support of educators is a common and increasingly frequent request from the Ed-Fi Community.

In many cases, Ed-Fi and IMS Global standards often seek to solve different problems, and therefore a better understanding of the tools and functionality available for various use cases is important to selecting the best solution for a given use case.  The objective of this document is to provide a high-level overview of potential solutions to the most common use cases for the Ed-Fi Community.

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A Practical Guide to Interoperability Use Cases


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