The world doesn’t stand still. Every day there are new industry developments, research reports, case studies, product launches and articles. One of the big challenges we face is providing our learners with new and updated content to this external content as part of the continuous learning process. There’s too much content, too little time. It’s not practical to update your e-learning and blended courses every day.
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One of the key benefits of using Totara LMS is that it’s open source, so as a customer you can extend the platform to make it do exactly what you need. Rather than having to rework your company’s processes around the LMS, the LMS can be shaped to fit your requirements. And the great news is that with Totara LMS 9, we've taken one of the key benefits of Totara LMS and made it even better.
Whether your staff perform a number of different jobs within their role, have multiple roles within your organisation or your organisation has complex reporting lines, the new Multiple Job Assignments functionality within Totara LMS 9 will make storing and reporting this information easier and more efficient.
In the rapidly developing world of Totara LMS, it’s easy to miss new updates and additions – especially if they’re not flagship features. One of the more recent additions from last year's 2.9 release was the Report Table block, which, alongside the Report Manager and Report Graph blocks, could easily be overlooked. But this new block is a really flexible and powerful new addition.
Learning plans are a great feature of Totara LMS which can be used in many ways to enhance the LMS experience for learners and managers.
Learning plan templates can be configured to suit your own needs, or you can use the default template that is already provided.
In this article we will discuss the variety of options that Totara LMS offers trainers to build an effective flipped learning environment. For an introduction to flipped learning and how it can be used within a Learning Management System, please see our beginners’ guide.
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.
Businesses are looking for smarter, more effective ways of presenting tailored learning pathways to learners based on any number of criteria: the requirements of a specific job role, where an employee is located in the organisation or perhaps because of compliance and competency needs. Let's look at a use case to find out how Totara LMS supports this...
One of the most common activities being carried out by organisations is to set up a program of learning, or learning pathway made up of a series of learning events and targeted at certain groups of employees; perhaps because of their job role, where they are within an organisation or even to meet some new regulations which employees must adhere to. It's also important that the organisation knows employees’ progress through these programs and can report to management to enable them to make further decisions.
For the second time in the relatively short history of Totara LMS in Sweden, Totara Partner Xtractor hosted an event for the growing group of Totara users. The event was well received, with a large portion of the Swedish Totara community attending.