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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

If you’re responsible for helping people continuously learn and stay up to date, you already know that formal training courses are not enough. Things change. New insights are published and shared every day. Courses go out of date.

This is a guest post from Jeff Campbell, Founder and CEO of Motrain - a corporate training engagement platform that integrates with Totara Learn - designed to improve course completion rates and help learners develop a stronger personal connection to th

From simple plugins and themes, to deep integrations with other software and tools, Totara provides organisations with the flexibility to integrate and freedom to innovate in order to fulfil their workforce learning and development needs. 

Migrating from one learning platform to another can be stressful. Time, budget and scope creep can all send the project off track, meaning it is essential to have a watertight plan of action for the best possible results.

There are two major annoyances for learning professionals: one is everyone in the organisation wanting a say on your learning programmes, and the other is nobody else in the organisation caring what you’re working on.

Last week the Totara team was joined in Wellington, Totara’s headquarters, by over 100 users and partners to collaborate and share ideas on how Totara is being used in workplaces across New Zealand and further afield. 

With 77m contingent workers across Europe, India and the US alone, we take a look at why it's so important that organizations start training their freelance & contract workers too.

The traditional concept of an organisation is changing. Businesses today are much more fluid, intertwined and porous than ever before, which poses a challenge to L&D teams looking to deliver learning to improve business results.

The energy industry was an early advocate of the digital transformation, but following the oil price downturn in 2015, increasing scrutiny has been placed on optimisation and an emphasis was placed on a skilled, highly competent, ‘lean’ workforce.

At the recent EMEA Totara User Conference in London, Senior Learning Strategist Lori Niles-Hofmann shared her ideas for 10 ways that organisations can transform learning results in her keynote.

This spring, eThink Education, 2018 Totara Global Partner of the Year, launched eThink Academy which expands on eThink's current training offerings to clients and provides training courses to the general public. 

It should come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever that we’re pretty big fans of open source here at Totara.