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In this webinar hosted by Answers for Associations, Tony Maguire, D2L’s ANZ regional director and Colin Lynas, instructional designer from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) shared their experience and practical insights on the RFP process and LMS evaluation journey.

Digital Transformation in Action: Insights from ANZCA’s LMS Evaluation Journey

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  • Date

    Sep 6, 2023

    12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Location
    Virtual On-Demand
What will you learn?
  • Dive into ANZCA’s journey through the complex landscape of Learning Management System (LMS) selection
  • Learn why they chose to stick with D2L Brightspace after a comprehensive RFP process
  • Gain real-world insights into the key drivers, evaluation criteria, and outcomes that shaped their digital transformation journey.
This case study format offers a genuine look at both the triumphs and challenges organisations face when selecting an LMS. This is a chance to learn from those who have been there, don that.


Colin Lynas learning technology specialist, ANZCA

Colin migrated to Australia in 2007 from Ireland. He travelled the country soaking up as much sun as possible before he started his carrier as a webmaster at The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) in 2010. Since then, he has proven his skills in developing learning and training materials and progressed to lead the development of the entire eLearning space for both staff and college members.

He recently redeployed the BrightSpace LMS into a new instance. This process brought with it the opportunity to engage with better content personalisation for the members. Colin is leading the technology side of his current big project, ANZCA Diploma of Perioperative Medicine (DipPOM). Creating this new qualification – the ANZCA Diploma of Perioperative Medicine (DipPOM) – will enable specialist doctors such as anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians, intensivists, and general practitioners, to enhance their skills and knowledge in perioperative medicine. The ultimate goal is to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

His go-to phrase is “I am a jack of all trades, a master of none.”

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Angela Shelton CEO, Answers for Associations

Angela started her working career as a Legal Assistant and later as a banking paralegal, her natural business sense found their application as she left the legal industry and joined a trades and services business. Here she took over the general management of the office and was very successful in turning around in-house practices to increase workflow efficiency. Realising this was not quite the right challenge, she moved into the Not for Profit Sector where she found her passion for helping Associations and their teams to showcase and improve their successes and innovations. Her natural sense of organisation lends itself brilliantly to the creation of innovative events that promotes these channels of success.

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Tony Maguire Regional Director, D2L Australia

Tony leads the D2L team and focuses on executive-level engagement across the ANZ region.  He is a seasoned executive and industry leader whose experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies including Apple and Oracle to advising entrepreneurial Australian start-ups and leading regional market entries for global companies. He has created deep and lasting local and international networks over his 25 years in the EdTech space – always with a focus on collaboration and using learning to drive business transformation.

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