Totara Learn Features

Totara Learn

An open LMS for workforce and extended enterprise learning.

4.36/5 (47 reviews)

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Assessment Management
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Assignment Management
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Certification Tracking
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Content Library
Content Management
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Course Authoring
Course Management
Course Tracking
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Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Reports
Customization
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profiles
Employee Self Service
Feedback Management
File Management
Gamification
Goal Setting / Tracking
Gradebook
Individual Development Plans
Job Management
Learner Portal
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
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Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Onboarding
Online Forums
Performance Metrics
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
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Rules-Based Workflow
SCORM Compliance
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Self Service Portal
Self-Learning
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Status Tracking
Summary Reports
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Totara Learn Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Totara Learn's features:

Nermine B.

Friendly software

2019-03-28

Long journey of learning, with a lot of useful features which interact with our employees in a friendly way. The dashboards cover wide numbers of tables resources which allow us to make a lot of reports.

Pros

Customizable software, easy navigation for administrator, friendly interface for the learners

Cons

Some notifications are hard coded , which prevent us from customizing them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Nermine, thank you for the kind words and 10 out of 10 recommendation ratings. We're always delighted to hear that Totara Learn is meeting the unique needs of our customers and are happy that Alshaya has been able to customize the platform to meet its unique enterprise training needs!

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Louise V.

Benefits of Totara Learn

2021-04-09

Pros

- Design and navigation: responsive themes, dashboards, ... (branding)

Cons

Recommend courses/programs to colleagues (features is not available) Add more standard features to the course page so that we (as an instructional designer) can create courses that are qualitative for end users. For example, the possibility for end-users to upload video's/podcast/pdfs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


We're elated to hearing your 10 out of 10 recommendation! Thank you so much, Louise. We are also very big fans of the way Deloitte adapts our LMS to deliver a uniquely bespoke training platform for Deloitte learners. It serves as an inspirational example of adaptive training and adaptability in general!

We want to make Totara Learn as good as it possibly can be, so please feel free to add any feature requests in the Totara Community.

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Gagandeep K.

Amazing experience

2016-11-29

Featured could be enhanced but overall good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Larry M.

Totara LMS was used at a government agency I contracted for.

2019-01-11

This is a very cost effective solution to organizations' Learning Management needs.

Pros

It also allows you to brand the LMS easily.

Cons

Some of the administrative features could use some work. Sometimes when you perform a search (within an administrative task), a list is provided that you have to scroll through. If you have thousands of courses, for example, it makes finding the right course cumbersome. Having search boxes for all administrative tasks would be very helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rob M.

Great but lacking some aspects.

2021-04-09

We love it. Our clients hate it. They find it difficult to navigate and over complex.

Pros

The use of HR import and a Wordpress shop make for a clumsy integration.

Cons

Better certificate issue and management for different instructor groups

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Rob, thank you for your review of Totara Learn. We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the many adaptable features, functionality and value for money. We're always actively working on improving Totara Learn with every release (and gathering the required research and customer feedback in order to do so), so we really do appreciate your feedback. Speaking of which, we'd kindly suggest ensuring that you're using the latest version of Totara Learn, Totara Learn 13. It features multiple improvements to user experience for your learners and admins. This includes improvements to site accessibility, more streamlined navigation (particularly when viewing learning plans or creating user accounts) and much more.

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Mike K.

Very complicated, Nice reports

2016-11-01

I am the creative director for a learning group that deals with several international brands. We have had several challenges with the Totora software, as implementation takes a significant effort.

Pros

Great reporting engine

Cons

Cost of deployment on already complex systems can be difficult and expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Totara Learn

Moodle is a strong backbone, but limiting. You may look to move to a LRS strategy moving forward so that Totara isnt tied to the Moodle ecosystem.

Source: Capterra
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Sahar A.

From Learnforce to Totara and beyond

2021-04-26

Since we moved from Learnforce LMS, which had a completely different interface, some ulearners find it difficult but LMS admins love the flexibility now they have to configure even things like custom fields etc.

Pros

The flexibility that an admin has in configuring this software.

Cons

Inconsistency in different reports. e.g. SCORM reports are filtered differently where as other USer reports are filtered differently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Hi Sahar, thanks for the lovely review! Our partner Kineo will be delighted to hear that. I'll pass on your feedback about the user reports. Glad to hear your LMS admins enjoy the flexibility of the platform.

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manoj k.

Great learning lms

2016-11-01

Have worked on many major lms and lcms in my professional experience. Working with Totara lms was really wonderful. Its features are helpful, and usability is very good.

Pros

Reports section, hr integration...

Cons

Nope...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Janine M.

Moodle supercharged!

2016-11-29

I have found Totara LMS to be as administrator focused as Moodle but is like Moodle on steroids! The feature set and reporting capabilities were very noticeable and welcome addition to my prior use of Moodle.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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senthil b.

Totara the Best

2016-11-01

Flexible and it saves lot hectic works and time. Great to use such a product.

Pros

User friendly and core functionalities.

Cons

about the reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Totara Learn

Enhance the reporting section more powerful

Source: Capterra
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Lakshminarayanan R.

Value for money

2016-11-01

Flexible Analytics/Reporting 4.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

User interface could be made attractive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Totara Learn

LMS requests come along with LCMS requirements as well, hence inclusion of LCMS workflow will help make it a complete product.

Source: Capterra
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Daniel T.

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


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

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Lee G.

Totara is an awesome LMS

2016-11-01

Totara is easy to use and offers all of the reporting options that we need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Enrrique P.

Perfect application for corporate training and learning.

2018-04-23

Have an application focused on business learning, with tools focused on the corporate area to prepare quality professionals who know the business and its function in the company is optimal.

Pros

Totara is one of the most complete learning applications for the business world, noting the great detail that it is free, extremely complete where you can manage face-to-face and non-face-to-face training, evaluate the performance of workers, create reports on the progress of each employee to evaluate their evolution, strengths and devilities and all with a very comfortable interface and all this for a fraction of the cost of a private application, as it is focused on the corporate area its functionalities are focused on the development of complete professionals, to teach them the rules of business and strengthen your company, use it!!!!

Cons

Being free may not have the service and attention problems of a proprietary software, this is why you need the support of software specialists for problems that may arise, or solve any inconvenience of the stability of the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tanja B.

Easy to use with lots of standard features to use!

2016-11-01

Clear overviews and reports. Lot's of possibilities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer m.

Totara

2018-12-14

Pros

The software is relatively easy to use if you understand the concept behind a learning management system.

Cons

To simple. There software is not very robust and is limited in its features and capabilities.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Josefina V.

Excellent tool for education and online training

2018-04-25

Pros

I have tried this platform and I think it is very complete, since it allows you to educate other people individually and train both employees and clients, very good

Cons

Despite being very good, its interface is not competitive with other platforms, they have to develop a better interface because this platform has potential

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Ideal für den Unternehmenseinsatz

2021-04-20

Pros

Ideal ist der auf Unternehmensbedürfnisse ausgerichtete Funktionsumfang bis hin zum Reporting. Dazu kommt, dass Totara als Open Source Software fast beliebig anpassbar ist.

Cons

Totara benötigt am Anfang auf jeden Fall eine durchdachte Konzeption.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Thanks for the brilliant review! We're so happy you're loving the platform and the adaptability is something we're really proud of. Thank you!

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Anonymous
(E-Learning company, 201-500 employees)

Good LMS choice for heavily customized use cases

2020-06-17

We are using it as a custom learning platform for our digital leadership development content. We have enjoyed using it to address the various business requirements of our end users and departments. We will continue to use it to address the evolving needs of the organization, because it is such a flexible system.

Pros

We are using it for leadership development content, and we have been able to implement custom themes to make the platform our own, and even co-brand content for our clients.

Cons

Its complexity and extensive functionality available can be a bit overwhelming, causing our users to mistakenly use a particular feature because it is very similar to one we built for custom use cases.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Thank you! We are happy to hear that Totara Learn is proving to be a versatile and adaptable platform that meets your complex needs.

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Rory W.

Totara LMS Review

2016-11-01

Totara LMS provides a low cost solution for our clients to be able to develop and roll out eLearning, automate classroom bookings and manage performance.

Pros

Ease of use for administrators

Cons

UI could be improved

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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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

It is hosted off-site so we don't need to rely on our small Systems team. This is really the true value to me as an LMS administrator as previously it was impossible to upgrade our Moodle versions. Navigating to the courses is very simple. The look and feel is decent. So far it's been pretty stable.

Cons

I would like to see the Reporting features better implemented.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Stephanie M.

Great customisable Learning Management System

2021-04-14

Pros

It can do everything you expect an LMS can do and is customisable.

Cons

It would be great if it had an observation activity for practical tasks that the 'observer' could completed on behalf of the learner.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


10 out of 10, wow! Thank you so much, Stephanie! Glad you were able to fully customize your LMS. We want to make Totara Learn as good as it possibly can be, so please feel free to add any feature requests in the Totara Community.

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Anna V.

Used dozens of LMS systems and this is the best by a country mile.

2015-10-14

Totara LMS stood out for its ease of use and reporting features.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Andrew R.

A standard LMS that is decent

2018-12-30

Pros

There wasn't a huge learning curve to this software which is always ideal in a workplace where disruption is the last thing that new software should bring. The tech stack seems pretty modern and the load times for the software were pretty good. The layout and UX is decent, perhaps slightly better than the run-of-the-mill LMS

Cons

Integrations and supported activities are lacking.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Wim V.

Totara for Securitas Aviation

2019-10-14

Pros

The easy way to create and maintain the content, the wide variety of learning activities, the forums etc. made Totata the perfect solution.

Cons

The possibilities offered within the system are vast and thus require some time to understand.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Totara


Thank you for your feedback, Wim! Happy to hear that the LMS was perfect for one of your clients due to its adaptability and customizable features. If you have feature requests, please mention them in the Totara Community. We weigh our customer feedback very carefully and pay special attention to feature requests.

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