We’ve rebranded from Totara LMS to Totara Learn. Here’s three reasons why, together with a sneak peek of what you can expect from us over the next few months.
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When Xtractor joined the Totara community some four years ago, we also took our first steps into the open source world. At that time, open source was also almost unheard of in corporate learning in Sweden. Since then, in addition to the success with Totara Learn, we’ve also successfully launched the open source authoring tool Adapt in Scandinavia.
Remember our recent post about how to support multiple tenants with Totara Learn? We decided to put together a scenario to help explore the idea of multi-tenancy in more detail. Remember, in this context, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation. We're going to take a look at how this would work for a fictional organisation, Veloci Petes.
Choosing a new LMS can be daunting. Thankfully, help is at hand from Learning Nexus' Sam Harris. Sam plays a role in showcasing the capabilities of Learning Nexus to new customers. As Marketing Manager, she also supports Totara customers when launching their new LMS. Check out her top tips for making the right choice when you select your next LMS.
If there are two things that whales are known for, it’s that firstly they’re very large, and secondly, they sing to to communicate with one another under the oceans. But did you know that whales learn songs just like humans? That’s right, whales engage in a form of social learning, meaning that they learn songs in chunks, remixing them and changing the patterns over time.
The Event Monitoring system allows administrators to create alerts (or rules) for specific events occurring within a Totara Learn site. Admins and trainers can then subscribe to these event notifications either at the site level or within selected courses.
Here are a few ideas on how to take advantage of this powerful tool:
Multi-tenancy within a learning management system can mean different things to different people. In this post, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation, with members of each organisation enjoying a branded and customised experience with little or no interaction with one another. We’ll describe what is possible out-of-the-box within Totara Learn.
While many are ready to write off the LMS, there are good reasons to think that learning management platforms are evolving to meet new requirements in an accelerating technological climate.
There are plenty of plaintive cries across the learning technology sector, trying to sell you variations on these themes:
The LMS is dead.
Kill the LMS.
The LMS is a dinosaur nearing extinction.
X reasons why the LMS fails the modern learner.
What’s next for the LMS?
Managers are often so busy trying to recruit talented workers that they neglect to think about what should happen once the new hire arrives ready to work.
Without an onboarding program, the first days, weeks, and even months of the highly coveted new employee can be very chaotic. Research has shown that in 4% of cases a bad first working day is the main reason for leaving the organisation. Your first week at a company has a big impact on how you feel about the organisation. It’s the foundation of your experience, capacity and emotional connection at work.
When you’re starting to explore e-learning for your organisation, the research alone can be a daunting task. There are so many providers offering LMS products and services, it can be hard to understand what they are and if they’re relevant for your needs.