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Totara Learn

An open LMS for workforce and extended enterprise learning.

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Excellent LMS, cost effective and full of features.

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Carlos F.

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

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Larry M.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago
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 more features that are not already available in the free Moodle LMS system. I would like to see the Reporting features better implemented. I would also like to see support for plug-ins that are currently supported in free Moodle, particularly H5P.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Perfect application for corporate training and learning.

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The open LMS with better support

Reviewed 4 years ago

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Feature rich and open source vs Complex handling

Reviewed 6 years ago

As a consultant for Totara LMS I would totally recommend Totara to other customers. In short... The Downside: - Very complex to learn for people who do not have any technical understanding - Usability very low because of too complex site-structure and permission management - Design very simple and overloaded with blocks, nobody knows what they are for in the first place - Documentation partially...

Pros

Open Source Great standard features Many possibilities of how it can be used

Cons

Poor Documenation (on the technical side) Missing important settings in detail (advanced use of features) Design not very user friendly (blocks overload)

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Aura Gold Partner

Reviewed 6 years ago

Through the last 5 years, Totara leads us won opportunities that we might lost in case of not having an enterprise LMS like Totara. It has helped us as companie to incorporate our full e-learning solutions (consulting, content authoring tool and LMS) at important companies. It represents between the 5 or 10% of our incomes and it gives also to Totara trough the last 4 years more than $40,000 USD...

Pros

Incorportate Coporative elements

Cons

The improvements or features grow slowly.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Totara Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

I mostly work with the Totara LMS from a server admin and web developer point of view and so far my experience has been ok. Not the easiest / most simple system I work with or have worked with, but manageable. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but I find the support material and documentation from Totara to be pretty lackluster for server admins. If I find answers to my questions,...

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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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

Pros

Totara is very flexible and easy to use. It provides many features that other LMSs don't have. The report building feature is top notch. You don' t have to be a database expert to create reports. It also allows you to brand the LMS easily. Learning Plans are built into the LMS, so creating things like Individual Development Plans were a breeze.

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Flexible, scalable, and won't break the bank

Reviewed 6 years ago

Finally a commercially focused LMS that puts the user in control of the Learning experience and LMS functionality. Our organization has found Totara LMS to be feature rich and yet cost effective, while the open source aspect provides flexibility to mold the system where necessary to our specific needs. The UI is pretty basic, but again you have the flexibility to control even that and make it what you will.

Pros

Out of the box feature set and inherent flexibility of an open source platform.

Cons

The UI is very basic and outdated

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent Product

Reviewed 6 years ago

Really good product, lots of good features which would cost a lot more from another vendor. Could do with more detailed release notes and help guides. For examaple, more written 'How to' guides

Pros

Cost

Cons

Lack of detailed release notes, how functionality should work, examples of using / implementing functioanlity

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Totara LMS Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Value for money

Reviewed 6 years ago

Buying Totara LMS is value for money according to me. What attracts me for this value is, 1. Features list, 2. Ease of installation and configuration of the LMS 3. Flexible Analytics/Reporting 4. Integration possibilities (with other systems through webservices, SSO, LTI etc) 5. Great community/customer support (with regular releases) 6. Plug in-plug out customizations

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

User interface could be made attractive.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent LMS, cost effective and full of features

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

- All in one learning platform, customizable and it has some great features to manage teams and programs.

Cons

- Need some technical skills to fully exploit it. It can be hard at first but once it's up and running it will give you all the tools you need to manage learning.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Moodle supercharged!

Reviewed 6 years ago

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A standard LMS that is decent

Reviewed 3 years ago
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. It would be good if this were fully responsive (it seems like most is but some stuff still renders poorly). The price point is high for the value delivered; I think that it will be a tough sell if they try to increase rates upon renewal

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

Reviewed 7 years ago

There are many LMS choices on the market and deciding which system to select is never easy, but we couldn't have made a better choice when we selected Totara LMS. Totara LMS stood out for its ease of use and reporting features. Navigating in the system is intuitive at all levels. The system is reliable, very flexible, innovative, open and convenient. The customer service has been fantastic and they have gone out of their way to problem solve on issues that have arisen during our setup. Highly recommended Totara LMS. Intuitive and affordable, with a great team behind it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Very complicated, Nice reports

Reviewed 6 years ago

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. When it comes to true customization we have found it a bit bulky. In addition, we have had to go into the code to turn off several "calls" just to boost performance, that seem fairly unnecessary. The reports can be beautiful, but the cost so-efficient doesn't justify the work often.

Pros

Great reporting engine

Cons

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

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Easy to use with lots of standard features to use!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Value for money. Standard features you'll only find in the big expensive LMS's. Easy to use for the learners. Clear overviews and reports. Lot's of possibilities.

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