Good design is about much more than just a 'flavour', or the way something looks - it's about scientifically based principles based on, among other things, pedagogy, memory technology and brand building. In this post, we will explore five key design principles that inform the way brands design not just technology products and software, but everything else too.
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In this blog post, HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon explores Certifications and the certification completion editor in Totara Learn, and how they can be used as great tools for training in your organisation. If you’re not using this functionality yet, read on to find out how they can add value. This post originally appeared on the HowToMoodle blog.
While our Totara Academy team are busy creating our new platform for learning professionals, we wanted to find out more about what they're up to. This time, Senior Visual Designer Matt Stokes explains how he creates animations for e-learning.
The technology industry is full of jargon. Constantly developing, changing and growing, new words and methods are evolving each day. Here are a few phrases you might find useful when working with a software development company using agile methodology to build or develop your LMS.
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.
The Event Monitoring system allows administrators to create alerts (or rules) for specific events occurring within a Totara Learn site. Admins and trainers can then subscribe to these event notifications either at the site level or within selected courses.
Here are a few ideas on how to take advantage of this powerful tool:
Multi-tenancy within a learning management system can mean different things to different people. In this post, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation, with members of each organisation enjoying a branded and customised experience with little or no interaction with one another. We’ll describe what is possible out-of-the-box within Totara Learn.
Let’s face it, having a single system that serves every function in your organisation is an unattainable dream. Often a 'best-of-breed' approach is used where different systems that excel in their own area of operation are used.
This makes sense from a functionality point of view but this can lead to a plethora of systems in use plus any number of legacy systems too.
An attractive and on-brand learning management system can go a long way towards engaging your stakeholders and helping them to enjoy their learning experience. Asking the right questions at the right time will help you achieve this visual design for your LMS. So, what do you need to ask a prospective LMS visual design provider?
The first step in making management tasks easier is to set-up managers in your system. You can set-up managers in Totara in one of two ways. The first method is to manually enter a user in Totara in the user’s profile.