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.
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Totara LMS turns five years old this month, and with over 7 million users worldwide, we thought it was time to reflect on some of the amazing results our Partners have helped Totara LMS customers achieve. With this in mind, we have designed an infographic to highlight some of the ways in which Totara LMS has helped hundreds of organisations worldwide achieve real results. Download the infographic as a PDF or PNG below:
When it comes to learning management systems, it’s never too late to get started. But with hundreds of products available, where do you start?
Your LMS will likely form a significant part of your learning programme, and can be a major investment. They can also take time to design, implement and roll out, so you want to be sure you’re getting it right from the beginning. Before you dive straight in with feature-by-feature comparisons and RFPs, there are five key questions to ask of your organisation and its audience when selecting an LMS…
Choosing and selecting a learning management system can be a daunting task, especially when you take into account all the complex factors involved in a new LMS implementation. So where do you start and what must you consider before ever approaching a delivery partner?
With Totara LMS and Moodle sharing over 65% of their code base, it's only natural to compare these two open source learning management systems and wonder whether you're getting the most out of your LMS.
And if you’re already using Moodle migration isn’t complicated, as long as there’s no complex customisations to your core code. Here we compare the two platforms to help you understand which is right for your organisation (and your users).
Imagine the day when you get to turn to your boss, eyes open wide, and say with a smile: “It works! Success!”
But when we say success, what do we mean and are we sometimes being premature? Yes the alpha launch of the learning management system (LMS) functions, the single sign-on works, and the reports show lots of data, but is this truly a ‘success’?
Do you want to manage your blended programmes better? Do you want to provide better pathways for your learners within your blends? It’s hard for anyone to say ‘No’ to those questions. The problem is that many online learning environments seem to hinder these plans driven by old and inflexible models of learner management that confuse or confine the learner. Totara co-founding Partner Kineo have extensive experience making great blends with Totara LMS at their heart. Kineo's Mark Harrison walks us through how to blend better.
Opinions vary on whether open source companies can make money, thrive and truly compete with their proprietary counterparts. As a CEO and co-founder of an open source company I am frequently challenged to reflect on our strategy, our company ethos, and the commercial risks we undertake not only on behalf of the shareholders but also our employees, partners and customers.
Joining a new organisation is an experience. It can be a daunting one or a great one. The LMS can play a pivotal role in making your onboarding a success, but are you making the most of it? Make it a positive and supported one through the use of a focused onboarding portal. Nina Brebner from Totara Platinum Partner Kineo shows us how.
Totara’s now available in the Cloud. Here are 14 ways you can make managing your learning simple and effective, without the need to compromise either now or in the future.