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. You can find the original post in Swedish here.

A learning management system (LMS) is software that facilitates the creation, administration, tracking, roll out, and data analytics for training programmes. When most business leaders think of an LMS they think human resources.

Great news - four Totara Platinum Partners won Learning Technologies Awards in London on 28th November 2017! Congratulations to everyone involved - once again, this is evidence of the amazing talent in our global Totara Partner network.

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

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.

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.

This is a guest post by Aimee Ward, Marketing Manager at BuildEmpire.

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.

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).

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.

This post by Jamie Biddulph originally appeared on the HowToMoodle 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!

The learning management system (LMS) has had a good run. Although the first LMS-like platforms can be traced back to the 1970s, it wasn’t until the early 1990s that the kind of platforms we would recognise began to appear.

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.

Choosing a new LMS can be daunting. Thankfully, help is at hand from Learning Nexus' Sam Harris. Sam plays a role in showcasing the capabilities of Learning Nexus to new customers.

If there are two things that whales are known for, it’s that firstly they’re very large, and secondly, they sing to 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.

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.

his is a guest post from HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon. You can find the original post here.

This is a guest post from TechnologyAdvice.com's Jessica Barrett Halcom.

This is a guest post by HowToMoodle's Mick Cassell. Click here for the original post.

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 organisations 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.