Customer Successes

Customer Successes: OAMRS

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We recently spoke with Janet Maggio, Director, Professional Services from the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) about why her organization chose to work with BaseCorp, and how our team helped ensure the success of her LMS implementation.

Customer Successes: OAMRS

OAMRS is a non-profit professional association that represents Medical Radiation Sciences professionals including x-ray technologists, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, MRI technologists and sonographers in Ontario. OAMRS was founded by practicing members of the profession to represent and help grow the profession, helping to increase the standard of care to patients in Ontario. Their mission is to provide advocacy, support, education and benefit services for Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT) and Sonographers across the province.

Membership with OAMRS is optional in Ontario, but it’s members enjoy many benefits including a number of education offerings such as monthly webinars, archived webinars, online courses and local workshops/events, which can be used towards professional development requirements set in place by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).

The Challenge

In 2016, OAMRS began revamping their online education program, and part of this process involved updating their current learning management system (LMS). The platform they were working with was very basic and looked as though it had been built in someone’s basement in 1992! Not only was the system cumbersome to use for administrators assigning courses, but learners trying to, for example, register for a course had to go through a circuitous process that sometimes took up to 48-72 hours. OAMRS felt that there was lots of room for improvement and wanted a platform that was not only simple to use but would provide a positive member experience; members had to be able to purchase and access their courses immediately and it had to look professional.

The Solution

Janet initially met Ken, President of BaseCorp Learning Systems, at the 2016 Canadian Society of Association Executives tradeshow in 2016. Through an RFP process, SkillBuilder® LMS was one of 3 solutions that were demoed. In comparison to the other solutions, SkillBuilder® LMS was “clean, very simple and offered a basic ‘out of the box’ solution that was ready to go”.

Once selected, our SkillBuilder® LMS implementation team worked with OAMRS to train their LMS administrators and ensure they had all the information needed to successfully deliver their education program.

The Results

OAMRS continues to offer their online education program through SkillBuilder® LMS and are on track to hit over 100 sales this year.

Partnering with BaseCorp has allowed OAMRS to more effectively and efficiently offer their education program to members, and Janet continues to appreciate the support BaseCorp provides.

Conclusion

At BaseCorp, we work with non-profit associations, government agencies and private sector organizations of all sizes. Every customer has its own unique challenges and roadblocks, and we pride ourselves on looking at the big picture.

Contact our team members with your questions or concerns, take advantage of a free demo to become more familiar with what SkillBuilder® LMS can do, and/or download our resources to optimize your search for the right LMS. At BaseCorp, we are passionate about helping you find the right solution for you, and we provide the tools to make this happen.

BaseCorp’s flexibility and agility give us our competitive advantage; the knowledge that we are only as successful as our least happy customer is what motivates us to bring our best to every project.

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Sarah Flesher

Sarah is an Instructional Designer at BaseCorp Learning Systems and is currently completing a PhD in Educational Technology. Her research focuses on implementing competency-based learning systems in all types of organizations. When she doesn't have her nose in a book you can find her at the gym, on the ice, on the ski hill, drinking wine or in a coffee shop … with her nose in a book.

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