2020-2021 Innovation of the Year Award Winner: Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Implementation of Humber’s IMathAS Open Assessment System

Internet Mathematics Assessment System (IMathAS) is a free, web-based assessment, homework system, and learning management system. This innovative tool was initially introduced in 2020 after successful pilots in prior semesters. The IMathAS testing engine allows for creation of randomized questions, which in turn discourage/minimize cases of academic misconduct. Options such as embedded videos, multiple attempts, and live polls provide the opportunity for formative feedback. Questions can be added to a shared library accessible to educators worldwide through a Creative Commons license.

Our initial adoption utilized MyOpenMath, which is hosted in the United States. Through successful use of this platform, we were inspired to host our own. Humber’s ITS and Mathematics departments worked collaboratively to develop Humber’s IMathAS-Open Assessment System, which is managed by the college and hosted on Canadian soil. The platform went live in January 2021 and there are plans to transition all MyOpenMath courses to Humber’s IMathAS in spring 2021.


  • Colleen Ball, Professor, Mathematics
  • Sandeep Bhargava, Professor, Mathematics
  • Joshua  Emmanuel, Professor, Mathematics
  • Bruce MacMillan, Manager, Infrastructure Technology
  • Brendan McLellan, Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Adel Nagaria, Senior Server and Storage Engineer
  • Bryan Nasim, Senior Server and Storage Engineer
  • Amir Tavangar, Professor, Mathematics
  • Anthony VanHoy, Professor, Preparatory Programs and Mathematics
  • Kate Zhang, Professor and Program Coordinator, Mathematics
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