Totara LMS 2.9 was released in November 2015, and our developers have been busy working on even more improvements since it was released. With many organisations starting to think about upgrading to 2.9, we're going to take a look at some of the key additions and changes designed to improve your experience of Totara LMS.
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For those of you who couldn't make it to Learning Technologies 2016, or for anyone who wants to refresh their memory about this year's fantastic event, we are pleased to announce that the recordings of the free seminars are now available on YouTube.
Wow! What a busy two days we've had at Learning Technologies 2016. With the final meeting over and the last seminar watched, we thought we should tell you a bit about what we got up to on day 2 of Europe's biggest learning technologies exhibition and conference.
Team Totara has just got back from a busy first day at Learning Technologies 2016, and we'd like to take a moment to reflect on our time at the exhibition and conference today before we get back into the action tomorrow.
This is a guest post from Think North's Mat Aspinall. You can find the original post here.
Yesterday Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset went on sale for pre-orders – that means right now, for £499, you can buy a virtual reality (VR) headset, which will arrive on your doorstep in March. Very soon we’ll also see HTC’s Vive go on sale, and Sony’s Playstation VR shouldn’t be far behind.
As we enter 2016, it’s time to think ahead and set goals for the coming year. If there’s one thing we can say for sure about 2015, it’s that technology has deeper ingrained itself into our organisations to become a vital element of how we conduct business, communicate, connect and share information, and this is a trend here to stay. But are we realising the full potential of learning technology yet? The answer is no, and we think that 2016 could be the year that more organisations start to make the most of the tools available to them for better results.
In another record year for growth and adoption of Totara LMS, our Totara Partners will be presented with awards in recognition for their valuable contribution to the ongoing success of the company.
This year we are expanding the awards program to provide a wider range of opportunities for promoting our success stories.
A lot has been going on over here at Totara Learning this summer so we decided to interview our very own CTO, Simon Coggins, to get the low-down on some of the developments that might affect our customers.
This summer, we made the carefully considered decision that from 2016, Totara LMS will no longer be in lockstep with Moodle. This will free our team to focus on big leaps forward in usability and modernising the framework for our enterprise customers. Here is what Simon Coggins had to share with us.
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.
Totara Learning's Chief Commercial Officer Lars Hyland spoke to Totara Platinum Partner Learning Pool about our reason decision to fork from Moodle and our plans for the future.