What are Open Badges?

Open Badges are verifiable, digital awards, issued to individuals for learning or displaying skills or knowledge, or successfully undertaking a specific task or activity. Badges can also be issued for belonging to a certain group

This is a guest post from Kerstin Petersson, Art Director and Graphic Designer at Xtractor.

A learning management system (LMS) is software that facilitates the creation, administration, tracking, roll out, and data analytics for training programmes.

Our partners have accumulated dozens of industry awards over the years, and 2017 is no different - with four Platinum Partners bring home Learning Technologies Awards this week.

This post originally appeared on the Xtractor website (in Swedish).

In this blog post, Hubken'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.

The technology industry is full of jargon. 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. 

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.

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.

In this instalment of our Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland speaks to Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT).

This post by Jamie Biddulph originally appeared on the Hubken blog.

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. 

Great news - we’ve just released Totara Learn 10!

You may have noticed that we've been busy rebranding our core offering to ‘Totara Learn’ (from 'Totara LMS'). In this post, we share with you a few reasons why we decided it was time for an update...

This is a guest post from Xtractor's Rickard Skiöld.

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.

If there are two things that whales are known for, it’s that firstly they’re very large, and secondly, they sing to communicate with one another under the oceans. But did you know that whales learn songs just like humans?

The Event Monitoring system allows administrators to create alerts (or rules) for specific events occurring within a Totara Learn site. 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 org

While many are ready to write off the LMS, there are good reasons to think that learning management platforms are evolving to meet new requirements in an accelerating technological climate.

Managers are often so busy trying to recruit talented workers that they neglect to think about what should happen once the new hire arrives ready to work.

This is a guest post from HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon. 

This is a guest post by HowToMoodle's Mick Cassell. 

Welcome to the latest post in our Disruption Debate series, where Lars Hyland speaks to some of L&D’s top influencers and thought leaders about the most pressing issues facing businesses today.

This is a guest post by Rotem Landesman at Kineo Israel. You can find the original post here.

Low retention rates in your coaching sessions? We feel you - training a salesperson is not an easy task.

This is a guest post from Kineo Israel's Rotem Landesman.

Designed specifically for the enterprise, Totara offers businesses and government organizations a cost effective, open source Learning Management System (LMS).

Welcome to the next instalment of our Disruption Debate. This time, Lars Hyland spoke to Talented Learning’s John Leh.

This post originally appeared on the eLearning Industry website.

Gamification has become one of e-learning’s hottest buzzwords, but getting your head in the game can seem like a daunting and expensive prospect for many organisations.

Totara Learn (LMS) is used globally, and we were recently delighted to hear all about how our open source platform is being used by a multinational retail franchise operator headquartered in Kuwait, which operates more than 70 customer retail and hospit

Welcome to the next instalment of our Disruption Debate series, where Lars Hyland speaks to some of L&D’s leading influencers about the topic of disruption in the industry.