Totara Learn Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Totara Learn

An open LMS for workforce and extended enterprise learning.

4.36/5 (47 reviews)

Totara Learn Pricing

Pricing model: Open Source, Subscription

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Totara Learn Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • 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.Anna V.Read the full review
  • Overall, I'm satisfied with the product and we definitely recommend it to all our prospective and existing clients that fit the need.Mariya P.Read the full review
  • It is still a great tool, that can though still be adjusted to whatever someone likes it to be.Christian O.Read the full review
Cons
  • Some notifications are hard coded , which prevent us from customizing them.Nermine B.Read the full review
  • There is no central notification center. But it is currently under development.Frantisek S.Read the full review
  • 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.Christian O.Read the full review
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16 reviewers had the following to say about Totara Learn's pricing:

Rory W.

Totara LMS Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 10/10

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Tanja B.

Easy to use with lots of standard features to use!

Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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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Mike K.

Very complicated, Nice reports

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Andrew R.

A standard LMS that is decent

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-12-30
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Tony R.

Excellent Product

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 8/10

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Janine M.

Moodle supercharged!

Reviewed 2016-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 7/10

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Larry M.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-11
Review Source: Software Advice

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 recommend: 8/10

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Lakshminarayanan R.

Value for money

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 10/10

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Pablo P.

Aura Gold Partner

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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 anual revenues. Eventhough we feel the growing of the tool (Totara) or their features expansion has been limited during the last 4 years. Example: It doesn't integrate x.Api compliance (with a LRS Module), and we do not see intelligence guideness trhough the training experiencie taked from the training sessions of the user. We do not have so much reference about how to explote gamification through it (and what kind of tools are they innovating related with this model) Why do not integrate an authoring tool with the LMS like Shift, so you just not focus on the user that take courses, and let the creators, build content. Doesn't offer options for the smaller companies because the ntermediate price between 500K and 3K has a huge difference, that always is letting us a big issue on how to deal wiht those price diffeerences.

Pros
Incorportate Coporative elements

Cons
The improvements or features grow slowly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

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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Daniel T.

The open LMS with better support

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Totara


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jason M.

Flexible, scalable, and won't break the bank

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 7/10

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Anna V.

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

Reviewed 2015-10-14
Review Source: Capterra

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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Patrick W.

Totara Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

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, 99% of the time I find it on Moodle documentation or forums. Bad thing because for the price of Totara I would expect much better, good thing that I am able to utilize a very large community. I do spend quite a bit of time developing themes and plugins for Totara for our clients, and I do have to say that I like and support your decision use the native Bootstrap class names as well as using Grunt as the task runner since use Bootstrap and Grunt quite often with other projects. I look forward to migrating to Totara 9 towards the end of this year / beginning of next year.

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 recommend: 5/10

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Enrrique P.

Perfect application for corporate training and learning.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

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 recommend: 8/10

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Christian O.

Feature rich and open source vs Complex handling

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

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 very poor, especially when it comes down to programming and adding advanced features - Many useful features are still lacking some important settings for establishing real logical learning workflows The Upside: + Very rich of standard features that make it easy to establish simple learning workflows + Open Source let the system be flexible by adding your own plugins and adjusting the system core to your needs + Great support in fixing bugs and advancing the system with new features (Evergreen) + Continuous Development All in all I would say it still needs some improvement, although I know that some requests are not as easy to programm as it might seem in the beginning. It is still a great tool, that can though still be adjusted to whatever someone likes it to be. If you have on the one side people who see the potential of TotaraLMS and have a great idea of how it can be used and on the other side people who can develop within that system, you can accomplish great things and have tremendous success by offering that tool to customers.

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 recommend: 9/10

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