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The Future of Totara LMS

Lambda Solutions

A lot has been going on over at Totara Learning this summer so we decided to interview their Chief Technology Officer, Simon Coggins , to get the low-down on some of the developments that might affect customers at Lambda Solutions. Totara LMS

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences. Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara. However, if you are looking for an off-the-shelf elearning solution for your organization then Totara may be it. Totara Multi Tenancy.

New Features & Improvements Coming in Totara 9.0

Lambda Solutions

The long awaited release of Totara 9.0 This is the first Totara release since their move away from Moodle, so the changes and improvements are highly anticipated by all. Seminars are also going to be more prominent in Totara 9.0, Totara LMSis finally on its way! The new release is still a few months away, but here are some of the highlights to look forward to.

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences. Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara. However, if you are looking for an off-the-shelf elearning solution for your organization then Totara may be it. Totara Multi Tenancy.

OpenSesame Content Integration with Totara Learning Management Systems

Lambda Solutions

We are pleased to now have the capability to integrate content from OpenSesame into Totara LMS. In an industry where content development is a large pain point for organizations, OpenSesame opens the doors for Lambda Solutions to offer some amazing course content for customers. OpenSesame isn't a content provider, it is a content marketplace. What does that mean exactly?

7 Extended Features of Totara LMS (Moodle for Business)

Lambda Solutions

If you find that your business needs extend beyond what Moodle offers, Totara LMS might be the LMS for you. Totara is an open source distribution of Moodle, i.e. an extension of Moodle. While Moodle suits the needs of the education sector, Totara was designed with the corporate world in mind; hence why it is sometimes referred to as the corporate version of Moodle.

Totara Cloud on its Way for Small Learning Environments

Lambda Solutions

Totara recently announced the launch of Totara Cloud, which will become available later this month. Or perhaps you looking to implement Totara LMS for a large organization - Totara Cloud is a great to play around with the deep feature set. cloud hosting Totara

City & Guilds Kineo Wins 3 Totara Awards

Kineo

Three City & Guilds Kineo projects have been named as winners in the Totara Awards 2015. .

Spoiler alert: why you should be excited about Totara 9

Kineo

It’s been a year since Totara announced the release of Totara 9, and as the clock ticks down to the latest release, we thought we’d share why you should be joining us in New Year’s Eve-style anticipation.

What's the Difference Between Moodle and Totara LMS?

Lambda Solutions

If at any point you have researched cloud hosted learning management systems, there’s a good chance you’ve come across both Moodle and Totara LMS. Totara was built off of Moodle’s foundation, with extended features designed for enterprise clients. While Totara has recently parted ways with Moodle , they still share many similarities. Totara MoodleMoodle is the world’s most popular LMS, with over 85 million users across the globe. With such a common platform, how do you know which one is right for you?

City & Guilds Kineo Wins 3 Totara Awards

Kineo

Three City & Guilds Kineo projects have been named as winners in the Totara Awards 2015. .

Totara LMS Demo Now Available!

Learning Visions

Totara is now available for your hands-on demoing pleasure. What is Totara? totaraWhy it's a custom distribution of Moodle, specifically geared the corporate sector with learning plans, detailed reporting and classroom management, among other useful features. And did I mention that it's open source? Check the demo out here: https://demo.totaralms.com/.

Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Lambda Solutions

We're looking at the key cost differences between closed or proprietary solutions, and open source solutions such as Moodle or Totara LMS. ROI Open source online training Learning Management System Totara Lambda Solutions Moodle 2.5 Open Source vs. Proprietary Learning Management Systems. Moodle

Totara 2.7 Reporting Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In part 2 in our series of Totara 2.7 demos, we explored the newest features of Totara's reporting feature. There’s some great new powerful functionality around reporting within Totara 2.7. In this webinar, we demoed: Blog

Totara 2.7 Reporting Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In part 2 in our series of Totara 2.7 demos, we explored the newest features of Totara's reporting feature. There’s some great new powerful functionality around reporting within Totara 2.7. In this webinar, we demoed: Blog

We're Showcasing Samsung’s Extended Enterprise, Multi-Device Totara LMS

Kineo

As Totara LMS’ Top Totara Partner, we are delighted to announce we will present a visually impactful and progressive extended enterprise LMS solution we've built for Samsung, the world-leading electronics company, at Learning Technologies Summer Forum on June 16th 2015.

4 New Plugins for Tracking Time Spent Learning in Online Courses

Lambda Solutions

Plugins Moodle plugins TotaraIf administrators and teachers had insight into how much time learners are actively spending in their courses, and had the ability to both restrict access to activities based on this time, and generate reports with this data, they would be able to better ensure and monitor learner success and knowledge retention.

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Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

Totara is a joint venture of Kineo and New Zealand-based Catalyst. While all elements of Totara are open source, it is not free, but then I’m not sure many corporates really want free – they want easy. Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates.

Totara vs. LearnUpon cloud LMS – How to choose?

LearnUpon

In an attempt to address this, Totara ,a commercial distribution of Moodle came into existence. Totara is an adaptation of Moodle code with the changes aimed at serving the corporate market. The question now is, should you choose Totara, an open source installation or a cloud-based proprietary LMS such as LearnUpon? To repeat, Totara is a commercial distribution of Moodle.

6 LMS Reporting Features for Moodle & Totara LMS

Lambda Solutions

LMS Reporting is a) The most sought after LMS feature, b) The feature LMS users are the least happy with, and c) The number one reason people seek to switch LMS vendors. This is because many of the LMS LMS reporting and analytics solutions fall short in delivering what users need, making the search for a good solution a lengthy process.

Solving the Reporting Problem in Moodle & Totara LMS

Lambda Solutions

Research from the Brandon Hall Group highlights the fact that LMS Reporting is the number one reason why organizations replace their LMS. We are in the era of data and analytics so it is increasingly the case that eLearning Managers need to report on the value of their online learning and training programs. Specifically, Training and Development Managers need to show how their efforts impact business outcomes. In addition to this, the top three reasons why people are dissatisfied with LMS reporting capabilities are: lms reporting Moodle Reporting

Navigating the LMS and TMS Market in 2015

Lambda Solutions

Learning Management System Talent Management learning management system LMS Moodle Talent Management System tms totara Totara LMS Recent survey results from eLearning! and Government eLearning! Magazines indicate that respondents whom were primarily from the corporate, government, education or non-profit sectors plan to add, change or replace their LMS in the next two years.

A Checklist to Help Select Your LMS Reporting and Analytics Solution - 8 Things to Look For

Lambda Solutions

Reporting for open source learning is one of the top pain points among Moodle and Totara users. reporting Totara LMS lms reportingMoodle reporting needs are often complex, and they only increase over time. Unfortunately, many of the reporting and analytics solutions that are available simply do not have the capacity to provide what users need.

Totara version 2.9 is here

Kineo

Totara Learning Systems have made the decision to move straight on to version 2.9 This is to lay the foundations for the next major release, Totara LMS 9 in 2016 where Totara will fork from Moodle. You may be wondering what happened to version 2.8, this is a fast paced environment to be working in but no, you haven’t blinked and missed an entire release.

Totara 2.7 Appraisals Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In the third and final part of our Totara Demo Series, we showcased some of the new Performance Management features in Totara LMS 2.7. They have been working hard to enhance and improve this key area for the 2.7 release.

Kineo Launches Jumpstart Service for Totara LMS by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Kineo US has launched Jumpstart, a bundle of services to rapidly and economically implement open-source Totara LMS for businesses. Jumpstart is delivered as an on-demand solution that enables organizations to manage all of their online and classroom learning, forums, and certifications. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems Management

We're Showcasing Samsung’s Extended Enterprise, Multi-Device Totara LMS

Kineo

As Totara LMS’ Top Totara Partner, we are delighted to announce we will present a visually impactful and progressive extended enterprise LMS solution we've built for Samsung, the world-leading electronics company, at Learning Technologies Summer Forum on June 16th 2015.

Totara 2.7 Appraisals Demo [RECORDING]

Kineo

In the third and final part of our Totara Demo Series, we showcased some of the new Performance Management features in Totara LMS 2.7. They have been working hard to enhance and improve this key area for the 2.7 release.

City & Guilds Kineo Wins 3 Totara Awards

Kineo

Three City & Guilds Kineo projects have been named as winners in the Totara Awards 2015. .

Totara Learning Solutions Launches Community Version: Totara Seedlings by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Totara Learning Solutions has announced a significant change to its open-source distribution strategy. addition to its enterprise offering, Totara LMS, the company has released Totara Seedlings, a beta version. of the upcoming TotaraLMS production release. This announcement contains important details on Seedlings. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems

eBook: Filling the Totara & Moodle Reporting Gap with Lambda Analytika

Lambda Solutions

When the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting functionalities. Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge.

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Lambda Analytika Reporting for Learning Management Systems

Lambda Solutions

With over 600 deployments under our belt, customer feedback made it clear that reporting and access to data was a major gap with the current native reporting functionality and plug-ins available in Moodle and Totara We are pleased to announce the launch of Lambda Analytika to the market.

Totara LMS Partners with Lambda Solutions, Allen Interactions by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

(Press Release) Totara Learning Solutions, a global alliance founded by Kineo eLearning and Catalyst IT, has entered two new partnerships in North America with solutions providers Lambda Solutions and Allen Interactions. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Tools

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eCommerce Integrations for Moodle LMS

Lambda Solutions

eCommerce integration is one of the most highly requested features for learning management systems like Moodle and Totara LMS. Because a eCommerce integration for your LMS allows your eLearning departments to either become cost-neutral, or turn a profit - with the amount of money that goes into creating courses and programs, this is a welcome benefit.