Moodle vs Totara Learn Comparison Chart

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Janine Miller

Moodle supercharged!

2016-11-29

I have found Totara LMS to be as administrator focused as Moodle but is like Moodle on steroids!

Pros

Feature set, flexibility, ability to host locally vs cloud, cost effective

Cons

The UI and general look and feel still feel very outdated compared to the latest web sites, technologies, and UI you expect today

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Our company implemented Totara through a third party reseller. We migrated from Moodle.

2018-07-13

Pros

This is really the true value to me as an LMS administrator as previously it was impossible to upgrade our Moodle versions.

Cons

I would like to see more features that are not already available in the free Moodle LMS system.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Amir Elion

Powerful and Flexible Enterprise Open Source LMS

2016-11-15

I have been using Totara since it started more than 6 years ago. It has developed tremendously and has truly become a modern, powerful, flexible and reliable learning and performance system. The Totara team are very responsive and keen to make the product move forward and the way they listen to and take to hear the needs of the user community is a great demonstration of the symbiosis of users, customers, developers and service providers. Looking forward for fast future developments of the platform.

Pros

Lots of learning tools and options to cater for all kinds of learning approaches, blends and strategies Flexible product with many options for configurating things via settings Responsive support and development team

Cons

Some of the older features and architecture are based on Moodle which is less geared for enterprise learning.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Terán

The open LMS with better support

2018-06-19

For large companies I have recommended it since they allow to create individual development plans, so each person in charge of the team will be able to see the progress of their employees in charge and adjust the learning objectives needed within the platform.

Pros

This LMS has all the characteristics of the well-known moodle plus a set of extra functions for business training, among them the personalization of reports and the planning of individual and group objectives.

Cons

What did you like least about the software? Some plans can be expensive, but it depends on the provider. By having a subscription you can be calm before the failures or errors that arise, because the support team of the company will help you at any time to solve it.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Totara


Thank you for your kind words Daniel. We really appreciate it!

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Mariya Pak

Solid LMS that needs some work

2016-11-01

Also the forking from Moodle is a bit of a concern in terms of plugin compatibility, as Moodle community plugins repository is very diverse and having them become obsolete is not ideal, unless an alternative can be presented in a timely fashion.

Pros

Learning plans, audience-based learning, hierarchies, dashboard

Cons

Bugs

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick White

Totara Review

2016-11-07

If I find answers to my questions, 99% of the time I find it on Moodle documentation or forums.

Pros

Fairly simple server setup

Cons

Almost never does what our clients' needs 100% out of the box. Every implementation we do for a client requires custom made plugins to fill the gaps

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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