On the launch of Totara Cloud, We asked Richard Wyles, CEO of Totara Learning, a few questions about the buying process for learning technologies, why Totara offers something different and where does Totara Cloud fit into the landscape?
Recent blog posts (New to LMS)
Ever come out of a performance appraisal wanting to delete it from your mind? Sometimes they can just feel like sham exercises, sometimes complete surprises. Is there a way to make them more authentic and useful? We think so...here are some ideas.
We caught up with Paul McElvaney, CEO and founder of Learning Pool. Paul leads the team and is responsible for strategy at Learning Pool. Paul coined the phrase ‘Learning as a Service’ which drives the company's customer-centric approach.
Paul and his team have successfully implemented over 300 LMS solutions for their clients. He’s seen what works for clients, and what doesn’t, and shared his tips for getting value from your LMS.
Keeping any LMS running smoothly requires heroic administrators and support. Often the unsung heroes of the LMS experience, we champion them in this post by sharing 10 challenges they sometimes face, with tips to make the whole process run a little smoother. Many thanks for input from the Client Services team at Kineo, who manage over 100 Totara LMS implementations for clients including Samsung, easyJet and the MindEd. Heroic work guys!
Here are 10 user challenges they’ve learned to answer swiftly over the years, so you can benefit from their considerable experience.
Implementing an LMS? It's always best to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Dr Tammy Stephens of eClass4learning explains why, and shares 3 steps that you can take to get to the right place with Totara LMS reports.
Start at the End
At eClass4learning we recommend starting with the end when planning your Totara LMS implementation. Think about the outcomes and outputs you want to see, and work backwards from there.
Selecting an LMS for your business? Time to ask some questions. Let us help you get started…
Whether it’s your first LMS, or you’re replacing an older system, you need to be sure you’re asking the right questions. Before you ask vendors anything, you should ask yourself, and your stakeholders some questions to make sure you know what you need.
A lot of our clients ask if we’ve got a checklist of questions to ask to help assess what they need.
One of the great things about Totara is the ability to make a user friendly course catalogue.
Do you like taking lots of calls? You may be sociable and it’s nice to talk, but you can make your life, and your users’s lives a lot easier by setting up an FAQ.
I completed the course but the LMS is not showing that I completed it!
The Learning Pool technical team spend every day supporting Totara clients and have some great insights into the platform. Below are their top 5 pro tips designed to improve the life of LMS administrators.