It’s very easy to assume that everyone who works in L&D knows all about the tools available to them. But in fact, many people are brand new to the idea of technology-enabled learning, as their organisations may still be tied to the face-to-face training approach. That’s why we’re getting back to basics in this post to answer the question, “What does LMS mean?”
Recent blog posts (New to LMS)
You may have heard that we recently released the latest version of our open source learning management system, the hotly anticipated Totara LMS 9. To help you discover what's what in the new version, we've put together a handy video to give you an overview of the new features and functionality.
If you’re ever responsible for procuring some new software for your company, you’ll probably find yourself asking your potential vendors 'Do you have an app?'
I work as a Totara Partner, and I’ve been asked this question many times. And I’m proud to answer 'No, you don’t need an app.'
Research like The State of the Learning Technology Market by Fosway Group commonly highlights dissatisfaction from L&D professionals in both their LMS and LMS providers. So what can organisations do to make sure they’re happy with their LMS, and that it helps them meet their goals?
Following our recent blog post about how to migrate from Moodle to Totara LMS, we've put together a handy feature comparison to help you decide whether it's time to make the switch. Our table looks at everything from learners to IT considerations and even the marketing and design of your LMS, so provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when you're thinking about moving from Moodle to Totara LMS.
This is a guest post from Chambury Learning Solutions' Richard Chambury. You can find the original post here.
I'm often asked about why organisations need a learning management system (LMS), or a better LMS and what my thoughts are around this.
This is a guest post from Chambury Learning Solutions' Director, Richard Chambury
I did some work for a client recently on their ‘free’ LMS. Yes, it’s free. No licence fee. No support costs. No hosting costs. Absolutely free. Wow.
Designed specifically for the enterprise, Totara offers businesses and government organisations a cost effective, open source Learning Management System (LMS).
We appreciate migrating LMSs can be a big decision for an organisation, so we’ve put together a list of a few things to help you decide whether Totara LMS is right for you.
Designed for your users
Alongside the features you know and love in Moodle, Totara LMS has been designed to meet the needs and wants of the complex and demanding group of stakeholders you’ll often find within enterprise organisations.
Migrating from one LMS to another can be stressful. Time, budget and scope creep can all send the project off track, meaning it is essential to have a watertight plan of action for the best possible results. The next time you make the switch, we've put together 10 handy tips to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.
Open source technology is great for lots of reasons. It’s flexible, it’s cost effective and it’s ideal for organisations who want the freedom to innovative and customise the software themselves. That’s why we were delighted to hear about Totara Partner MULTA MEDIO’s work with customer QIAGEN, a leading provider for molecular diagnostics technologies. QIAGEN came to MULTA MEDIO with a simple Moodle platform in place, which they used for product training, but MULTA MEDIO saw the potential to extend the platform with Totara LMS.