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Many of us see choosing a new LMS as the difficult part.

The recent global crisis has knocked many of us for six.

Writing a Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) can be a slow and potentially painful process.

Compliance training will always be top of any learning team’s agenda.

Gamification tends to prompt one of two responses. Half of those responses will be along the lines of “I like playing games, so this sounds fun!”, while the other half will be “Ugh, gamification… what a gimmick.”

In early March 2020, Xtractor hosted a vibrant customer event for more than 100 attendees in Stockholm. The focus of the day was “A New Landscape for Learning”, looking into the changes and innovations that are likely to influence workplace learning dur

As part of our vibrant Totara Community, we run regular webinars about absolutely everything to do with workplace learning, performance and engagement, whether that’s gamification, personalization or even developing your own e-learning content.

With many of us changing how we work due to the lockdown, many people might be training virtually for the first time.

As two open learning platforms, Totara Learn and Moodle have plenty in common - but equally, there are many important differences between the two.

The New Zealand government was an early adopter of Totara, with over 80,000 users accessing learning via Totara Learn across 10 government departments. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. It has affected how we work, how we socialize and how we learn.

I’m Jordan, an e-learning developer for the Totara Community. As well as administering the Totara Community I also create courses for the Totara Academy. Over the past few years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to help you set up your own courses.

There's a serious challenge in the retail industry right now.

It's got nothing to do with the battle against online stores – and nothing to do with the ever-climbing business rates and high-street rent, although both are great challenges.

When you think of your own training and development, do you feel actively engaged and involved in deciding what and how you learn? For many of us the answer is complex. Formal training is essential and can be a great experience.

With much of the world moving to remote working in light of the current COVID-19 situation, this presents some obvious challenges for instructors who usually deliver face-to-face training seminars.

As you will be aware, the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is proving challenging for businesses and individuals.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to many organizations worldwide ordering staff to self-isolate and work from home in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.

The Totara Academy has seen huge success in the last year, with registered users up by a third and thousands of course completions.

Every time we read a piece of text, the font it appears in is subtly communicating something to us. Forget the actual content for a moment - different fonts can make our messages read differently.

Totara and partners dominated the floor of Learning Technologies 2020 this year.

Management practices have evolved significantly across the decades.

With just a couple of weeks to go before Europe’s biggest L&D event, our thoughts are turning to the packed seminar schedule at Learning Technologies 2020.

As learning professionals, we often get caught up in training delivery from our own perspective. We worry about our metrics, whether or not we can prove ROI for stakeholders and assessment results.

Implementation of your learning management system - whether migrating to another system or supplier or implementing a brand new system, requires an experienced and professional implementation support vendor.

To understand the modern workplace and how it is rapidly evolving is critical to all those actively supporting the performance and well-being of workers, both within the organisation and across the extended enterprise. 

Offering users a personalised and personalisable learning journey provides them a sense of ownership over their personal and professional development environment.

Once you’ve finished building, testing, reviewing and refining your learning platform, you’re probably ready to take a year off work and watch as the users flood in and shower your efforts with praise.

There is a view of learning analytics as being only relevant to L&D departments, and those who are taking care of business bottom lines.

The audiences functionality is one of the most powerful components of Totara Learn and provides a range of options for streamlined and automated user, learning and development administration.

Totara is a highly modular learning platform that uses a wide variety of plugins and advanced features to allow you to scale up or down in line with your changing needs.

The Featured Links block is one of the most flexible block types within Totara Learn and gives non-designers the ability to quickly and easily create custom, graphical based navigation.

When looking for a new learning management system, there is a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our learning goals? However, one initial consideration that people often