For many L&D professionals, hosting can be something of an afterthought when it comes to implementing a new LMS. But LMS hosting is a vital thing to consider as part of the procurement process. Will you self-host or will your LMS vendor host it for you? How will this affect access to content? What about speed? What if something goes wrong? When will downtime occur for maintenance? It's a big, complex decision, and there are lots of misconceptions when it comes to hosting an LMS.
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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!
Welcome to the next instalment of our ongoing Disruption Debate series, where Lars Hyland speaks to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. This time, we spoke to Jane Hart from the Centre For Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT). Jane set up C4LPT in 2000, and it has become one of the most visited learning sites online, with her Top 200 Tools lists becoming an invaluable resource for learning professionals worldwide.
The Totara Community is moving, and we want your feedback to ensure we give our global community of partners, subscribers and experts the best possible experience.
We are moving the Totara Community from our Totara Learn platform over to Totara Social. There are three main reasons for doing this:
Learning plans are a great feature of Totara Learn and can be used in many ways to enhance the LMS experience for learners and managers to communicate progress.
Many organisations feel unable to leave their existing learning technology vendor as they fear they will lose control of their software, when in actual fact they are losing more control and increasing business risk by staying with the status quo.
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.
When Xtractor joined the Totara community some four years ago, we also took our first steps into the open source world. At that time, open source was also almost unheard of in corporate learning in Sweden. Since then, in addition to the success with Totara Learn, we’ve also successfully launched the open source authoring tool Adapt in Scandinavia.
Remember our recent post about how to support multiple tenants with Totara Learn? We decided to put together a scenario to help explore the idea of multi-tenancy in more detail. Remember, in this context, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation. We're going to take a look at how this would work for a fictional organisation, Veloci Petes.