Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Kineo Group’s Totara LMS is a new breed of systems hitting the space. Vendors in this space include Docebo, eFront, Litmos and of course Totara. Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. Custom Themes.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. The primary advantage of an open source LMS is flexibility, so you can customize, modify and scale learning solutions as your business needs change. .

The LMS Customization Trap: Why eThink Recommends Configuration Instead

eThink Education

It is an age-old question in the software industry… Do you need a heavily customized Learning Management System (LMS) that reflects your ideal business process flow, or are you better off adapting to an out-of-the-box product that meets most of your needs?

Totara vs. LearnUpon cloud LMS – How to choose?


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. Significant setup and customization is required prior to a ‘go live’ with your Learners.

How Predictive Analytics Deliver Business Value

Lambda Solutions

You can use a learning management system combined with predictive analytics to improve loyalty and engagement among employees, deliver a better experience to customers, and create a happier and more productive workplace. Analytics Totara Learn Features

Learning Pool partners with ZISHI to deliver blended learning for traders around the world

Learning Pool

OSTC are one of the world’s major liquidity providers in global futures markets, covering a diverse portfolio of traded products encompassing all major asset Read more.

Best of Learning Tech 2019: Moodle Workplace, Certified Partner in the UK & New Product Offerings

eThink Education

eThink Education attended Learning Technologies 2019 in London last week alongside Moodle HQ & Totara HQ. This trend was further backed by Moodle HQ launching a new product at Learning Technologies to great fanfare and high expectations…. eThink’s New Product Offerings.

How eLearning Software Can Boost Productivity During L&D Implementation


They can provide a major boost to productivity during L&D implementation. With features like branching scenarios available in e-learning software, learning and delivery plans can be customized to a whole new level.

ID and e-Learning Links (3/31/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Totara Product Subscriptions. Subscription prices for Totara (customized Moodle). eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash. Comparison of two WordPress LMS/course management solutions: WP Courseware and LearnDash. tags: wordpress elearning lms. Sensei | A Learning Managment System for WordPress | WooThemes. Wrodpress plugin with some basic LMS functionality. User registration, course and lesson creation, quizzes, tuition, analytics.

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eThink’s 2018 Year In Review

eThink Education

In 2018, our Moodle & Totara experts received almost 12,000 support tickets (!) Just one example of a client success story can be illustrated in Vistaprint’s use of Totara Learn , which is fully-managed by eThink. Totara Partner Growth.

What is an LMS? The Basics of Learning Management Systems

eThink Education

They often present limitations on customization and functionality based on what’s proprietary to the specific product. Built off of the “Moodle core” code base, Totara Learn adds specific functionality tailored to meeting corporate learning needs.

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What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. I think this is a natural by-product of increased specialization.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. Administrate CEO John Peebles explores the factors that determine the success or failure of custom solutions and off-the-shelf software.

6 Reasons Why Digital Learning is Essential for Your Organization

eThink Education

They’re responsible for performing and handling day-to-day operations at various levels, they directly interact with customers, and they each fulfill specific roles and responsibilities that help your organization meet its business objectives. Time Savings and Boost in Productivity.

What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

Origin Learning

You could pack in all the features that a user may need into your product, but if it is not user-friendly and intuitive by design; then you’ve lost the battle. Many organizations have created their own LMS products by building upon open-source platforms like Moodle, Forma, and ILIAS.

Creating Audience-Specific Views in Moodle (AKA Moodle Multitenancy)

eThink Education

Assigning Custom Roles and Permission Overrides. That’s where some custom system roles, hidden categories, and permission overrides come into play. Usually we map something like department or a custom field, like region, to automatically assign users to a specific cohort.

Introducing Moodle Workplace: Moodle HQ’s Latest Solution for Organizational Learning

eThink Education

Since Moodle HQ announced Moodle Workplace, we’ve been fielding a plethora of questions from current clients, prospective clients, and many colleagues throughout the industry about Moodle’s newest product offering. What does this new product addition mean for Moodle HQ’s strategy?

On Salesforce Moodle Integration: Particulars of the Craft!


Before we proceed to speak more about Salesforce Moodle, Salesforce Totara or Salesforce LMS, a brief lowdown on who we are would be pragmatic. Paradiso Solutions is a heavily customized distributor of Moodle. For example: the sales team would need sales training and product training.

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Additionally, an open-source LMS offers more customization, functionality, and other benefits compared to closed-source software because of its flexible nature. Open-source Moodle offers many benefits, including: Customization. Customized Open-Source Learning.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

A Free LMS – Or a 2nd Mortgage?

Adobe Captivate

With Totara, you will have to pay to have your setup upgraded to a new Major Release of the software as updating only covers minor release updating. Not all subscriptions services are the same, as in Totara, you will have to pay a lot for support and upgrading to the next major release.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. A steady flurry of acquisitions disrupted customers’ lives but never the market as a whole. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. Totara.

Top 5 Lessons Learned from the Moodle Upgrade Season

eThink Education

This testing is especially important if the site has any customizations applied to ensure those items continue to function as expected in the new version. The post Top 5 Lessons Learned from the Moodle Upgrade Season appeared first on eThink Education | Hosted Moodle & Totara LMS.

Moodle User Tours: Helping Users Navigate Through the LMS

eThink Education

Introduced first as a Plugin developed by Dublin City University , and later incorporated into core for both Moodle and Totara, User Tours open up interesting options for just-in-time training for LMS users. These tools automate the product adoption lifecycle of a software application user.

4 Key Benefits to Moving from Self-Hosted Moodle to a Moodle Hosting Partner

eThink Education

Partnering with a Moodle Partner like eThink can save significant costs in terms of staff and productivity. Customization. Arguably, Moodle’s biggest selling point is the customization capabilities to meet the needs of faculty and students.

Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

If you’re looking for a quick way to plug into some new productivity ideas, check out these free webinars for April. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Using Learning to Improve Customer Experience Improving the customer experience is the number one business priority. Companies often underestimate the full impact learning can have on customer experience. This is the first in a 3-part series on Totara Learn Hierarchies and HR Import.

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DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

Life as a booth babe At the Kineo booth, we were busy on the stand talking about Totara – the new open source LMS for corporates – and showing off some our custom eLearning projects. I was joined on the booth floor by our US CEO Steve Lowenthal , our new Director of Totara Jonathan Newman (who’s quite the smarty pants on open source and Moodle – welcome Jonathan!); As always, the eLearning Guild puts on a great show and this year’s DevLearn in San Fran was no exception.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recognizing the futility of direct competition, specialty LMS vendors learned to focus on a particular audience, industry or other factors where they now claim competence and fight for customers in that niche. Customers and Prospects.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. With its m-learning capability including on/off synch and rather solid UI, the product continues to be an effective solution. Feature wise the product is impressive. The product is always cutting edge and their mobile is outstanding.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Master Class Series: Creating the Best User Experience Using Totara Basis Creating rich experiences for your users starts with first impressions. This webinar will walk through how you can make the Totara theme Basis work for you.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

If I find the product interesting, I ask for more info, see a demo, ask for a separate meeting, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. Totara - Totara is in both reports as a Top 25 vendor. Hi all!

To be or not to be Moodle

eLearning 24-7

I wish many products in the e-learning market had such a fan base, oh wait, Articulate does, but on the LMS side of the house, not really. Which surprises me, because there are plenty of folks out there who thought Moodle was the route to go, heavy customized it, then found out the minuses on Moodle – too late I might add. There are commercial systems built on Moodle and heavily customized. Here you also find two camps of the customization commercial angle.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Numerous vendors posted a full demo of their product on my site. SSO, custom domain, HTTPS:// all included at no additional charge. Bonus – mobile app can be customized with client’s logo. #14 13 Totara - Extensive feature set, relatively low cost. The key is to finding the right business partner associated with Totara. Enjoy the ability to create custom dashboards on the learner side.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences.