It's almost that time again! The Totara Awards are back for 2017, and our marketing team is already busy helping our Totara Partners get their final entries for the year in shape and submitted. Remember that every case study submitted in 2017 until the 15th December deadline will be considered for an award... and this year, we have three new awards for you to win. We've put together this handy list of award criteria to help you ensure you stand the best possible chance of winning this year. We can't wait to see your submissions, and best of luck!
Recent blog posts (LMS News & Trends)
Great news - we’ve just released Totara Learn 10!
We have a bunch of new features that will benefit partners and subscribers alike. Totara Learn 10 includes 150 improvements over and above useful improvements from Moodle 3.1 and 3.2. Some are large and visible, others are focused on improving the platform under the covers. Our community can start using these features straight away by visiting our help site and provide feedback in our community forums.
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.
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?
This is a guest post by Rishabh Saxena on behalf of zipBoard.
The millennial generation (known as Gen Y) are those born after 1981, and they typically have excellent computer skills. However, unlike previous generations, they are more likely to leave their employer if they fail to get the support and encouragement they need at work. So how do you retain this valuable part of the workforce? Here is a quick recipe for millennial retention success.
The Government National Apprenticeship Reforms intend to give employers more control over designing, choosing and paying for apprenticeship training. However, many training providers are failing to innovate and are relying on traditional classroom methods. Here are a few ingredients to help boost your training, and maximise learner satisfaction and completion.
We've just about recovered after a busy last week, which included our Totara Partner event in London and two packed days at Learning Technologies 2017, Europe's largest L&D event. We had a fantastic time meeting so many Partners and delving into the learning technologies industry today, and we're looking forward to following up on all the interesting conversations we had in the coming weeks.
The skills you need today, are not the skills you need tomorrow. Lars Hyland, Chief Commercial Officer at Totara Learning, warns that we are entering an unprecedented era of accelerating change and learning what to learn and when is the key to staying relevant.
Customers often ask us about the simplicity of translating their Totara Learn interface into multiple languages. It’s really easy! Due to accelerating global demand for our LMS, we have released it in 25 languages, with more to come.
Totara Learn is available in English by default. Translation work has started on 25 language packs for Totara Learn 9, 21 of which have more than 80% language strings translated. You can view the available languages below.