The term learning management systems (LMS) has come to mean many things, and the applications that call themselves such, also vary tremendously in the features offered. For many that serve as a traditional LMS they allow for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational courses/content, training programs, or learning and development programs. They often have the ability to combine synchronous and asynchronous content. Learning management systems often are designed to serve as stand-alone solutions and their workflows reflect that concept, however, when these solutions are integrated, they are able to provide a powerful, seamless learning experience for members and provide staff with valuable information to help guide decision making.

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Developed and supported by award-winning iMIS Authorized Solution Provider ATS, the iMIS Bridge powered by ATS platform support iMIS 300 & EMS and includes more than 120 integrations. Learn more about integration modules for LMS service providers.

Best Practices

  • While many LMS's have an ecommerce capability, it is recommended that financial transactions happen in iMIS and the content is delivered in the LMS. This allows iMIS to determine pricing and who can purchase what. It also eliminates the need reconcile the LMS revenue in iMIS.
  • Setup on-demand content as products in iMIS and content delivered live as events.


  • For many LMS’s the cost is tied to the number of users/members. Understanding how each vendor defines a user can have a serious affect on the price from platform to platform. Some platforms go by the number of unique users per month or year, some by the total number of people in your community.
  • If your organization is already using an LMS and you wish to integrate it to iMIS, the workflow will change slightly and you will need to have an effective way of communicating that to existing users.

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Webinars On This Topic

Unlocking the Power of Learning Management and iMIS

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

Moderator: Richard Banks, Sales Manager
Presenter: Randy Richter, Director of Technology, Partner

Education is a primary function for many organizations. Many organizations are looking for ways to leverage their investment and maximize participation in their online learning programs. Join us as we review best practices for configuring iMIS for a seamless learning experience and a smooth, efficient process for staff. During this webinar we will also discuss some of the innovative programs our clients have developed to market and keep their members engaged such as education clubs, education as a service, and course selection options.

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Going (and Staying ) Virtual: Lessons Learned Supporting Thousands of Virtual Events

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

Presenter: Liam O'Malley, Vice President, Association Solutions, Blue Sky eLearn
Presenter: Randy Richter, Director of Technology, Partner
Moderator: Richard Banks, Sales Manager

While Blue Sky eLearn has provided virtual event solutions for years, the pandemic brought on an unprecedented number as well as a pivot from webinars and hybrid meetings to fully virtual annual conferences. In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Lessons Learned from Clients who have had to pivot from in-person and hybrid meetings
  • Best practices for making your virtual event a success
  • Considerations you should have during the decision making process
  • Tips for getting (or keeping!) sponsors on board
  • Benefits of leveraging the ATS bridge to support your virtual conference
  • Looking forward to the rest of 2021 (and beyond)
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How to Transition to a Virtual Event

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

Presenter: Rich Finstein, CEO, CommPartners
Presenter: Meghan Gowan, Vice President of Client Development, CommPartners
Moderator: Richard Banks, Sales Manager

As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many associations are forced to shift from in-person conferences to virtual events and many predict that virtual or hybrid events will be the way of the future. Join us as we review:

  • What you should consider when shifting to a virtual event
  • Tools for delivering virtual concurrent sessions
  • Tips for making your virtual conference interactive
  • How sponsors and vendors can effectively interact with attendees
  • Increase & measure attendee engagement
  • Tips for how to handle continuing education through a virtual event

This webinar will leverage the experience of CommPartners, a leading provider of virtual events for associations, to provide tips you can use to get started with virtual events or maximize your existing event.

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Making Webinar Registration and Tracking Easy with an iMIS Integrated Zoom Solution

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

Presenter: Ben Zastrocky, Senior Consultant
Presenter: Randy Richter, Director of Technology, Partner

Zoom is one of the most popular webinar platforms available to the iMIS community, but with the shift to virtual events, many organizations are struggling with creating a seamless registration workflow. Join us as we review how the ATS Zoom bridge can allow you to easily handle the registration in iMIS via a financial transaction or by leveraging an IQA. This workflow will allow Zoom to send out unique URLs to clients which helps with security and tracking. We will also review how the bridge pushes back important data to the member's iMIS record so that you can use this information for reporting, dashboards, engagement scoring, CE tracking and more.

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Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

Presenter: Lance Simon, Senior Director, Blue Sky eLearn

We've seen it in the past. Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks and shrinking budgets affect travel around the world, and as a result your events may be at risk. As the current Coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, more and more organizations are seeing lower attendance rate or in some cases being forced to cancel their events and conferences. Wouldn't it be nice to know your options and plan contingencies appropriately? In this webinar we will review options to help offset lower attendance rates or even having to cancel a conference completely. We'll review:

  • Hybrid meetings
  • Pre-recording
  • Live Streaming
  • Live Streaming replays
  • Webinars
  • Options for issuing Continuing Education Credits
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How Organizations are Maximizing Their Educational Content

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-1:30 PM MT)

Panelist: Debbie Ivie, Learning Experiences Manager, NetVU
Panelist: Zach Pleasant, Director of IT Services, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Panelist: Jocelyn Fielding, Director, Marketing, Blue Sky eLearn
Panelist: Richard Banks, Sales Manager

Are you looking to add learning management or enhance your existing educational program? Join us as our panel reviews their member's different educational needs and how they configured a solution to address them. During this presentation we will touch on where the content comes from, strategies for selling and delivering it, as well as tools available within iMIS to maximize its impact to your staff and members.

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Getting Started with Learning Management

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM ET (1:00-1:30 PM MT)

Presenter: Ben Zastrocky, Senior Consultant

Are you looking to extend online learning to your community or to refine your existing learning process? Join us as we review iMIS workflows and best practices which will enable you to easily sell and deliver learning content to your membership. During this webinar we will touch on:

  • Creating courses and certification programs
  • eCommerce options
  • Working with learning management solutions and tips to help you choose the right one
  • Integrating learning management and content delivery systems to iMIS
  • Leveraging queries, reports and dashboards to provide insight into learning initiatives
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Unleashing the Power of Learning with an iMIS-Integrated GoToWebinar

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

GoToWebinar continues to evolve with the changing landscape of online learning. This year's enhancements are no different! New features include:

  • New Analytics Card and a calendar of upcoming events
  • New & improved layout and feel
  • Pro tips throughout the site
  • Mobile-first design for a richer and simpler mobile experience

Want to learn how your organization can leverage the GoToWebinar platform to provide a world-class education experience? Are you currently using the platform and wanting to know more about the ATS integration bridge and the latest GoToWebinar enhancements? Join us to hear the latest offerings and how you can maximize your member's learning experience.

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Overview of Higher Logic Updates

Lindsay Starke and Meghan Curtin of Highe Logic provide n overview of how the Higher Logic Engagement Platform combines Online communities, marketing automation, volunteer & customer advocacy management into one easy to use, unparalleled engagement experience for your community.

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Leveraging Your Event and Educational Content to Increase Your Revenue

Making education available to your members doesn't have to be difficult. Join us as we review how associations are maximizing their existing e-commerce solution to generate additional non-dues revenue. During this webinar we will share strategies for organizing and structuring live and ondemand content in a meaningful way in order to sell and deliver education while seamlessly tracking the activity in Blue Sky's Path LMS and iMIS.

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