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Designing for accessibility: How to add captions or subtitles to media in Moodle and Totara Learn

Designing your eLearning courses with accessibility in mind is the best way to ensure you cater for a wider range of needs. One of the top tips for designing inclusive courses is to subtitle and caption your videos.

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Moodle and GDPR: How to check if your Moodle site will comply with GDPR

by Ray Lawrence | Jan 17, 2018 | Moodle, Moodle news, GDPR

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will take effect on 25th May 2018.

If you are unfamiliar with GDPR, the guide at the Information Commissioner’s Office website is a good starting point: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

The[...]

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Nobia UK reduces new starters time-to-competency by 67% with Totara Learn

"With over 3,000 staff a learning platform was needed to help transform their induction and staff development programmes..."

Nobia UK is the UK’s leading kitchen specialist with well-known brands such as Magnet, Gower and Rixonway. The company had ambitious objectives for their new learning[...]

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Council achieves over 1,600 employee certifications with Totara Learn

by Gemma Mellings | Jan 08, 2018 | case study, Totara, Compliance

"Like many other organisations, St Helens Council must ensure staff are compliant with Data Protection regulations."

A new case study produced by HowToMoodle walks through the requirement a local Council had in ensuring compliance within the organisation, the challenges they faced, and how[...]

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Our Top 7 Totara Learn Blog Posts

by Joanna Barnfield | Jan 05, 2018 | Totara, What is Totara

Totara Learn is a powerful learning management system that’s open source and is developed to give you tools to manage and facilitate your online learning right across your organisation. In this summary post, we’re looking at those powerful tools described in our top 7 blog posts to try and[...]

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What is Moodle: The Moodle mobile app [4/4]

In this week’s final edition of our Thriving with Moodle series, we look at how the software is the ideal solution for anyone who’s on the move, needs it at their fingertips, and enjoys having the flexibility to learn, communicate and collaborate.

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Theme of the month: Finch Consulting's Moodle Theme

This month we spoke to Steve Cowley, Senior Consultant at Finch Consulting, regarding the recent Brand it! theme we created for their Moodle site.

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Thinking about hosting your Moodle or Totara Learn site in-house? Are you up to the challenge?

One of the key decisions for organisations implementing Moodle is whether to host the site internally, leveraging your existing IT resources, or to host your site using a third-party service provider, taking advantage of their expertise. In this post we'll look into what to consider when hosting[...]

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How to explore course reminders in Totara Learn and why feedback is so important in e-learning

Earlier this year Totara Learn published an interesting article with Julia Dirksen on the importance of feedback in eLearning. This acts as a great reminder of why feedback is so important to improve the entire learning experience. After reading why feedback is so important, I’d like to share how

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What is Moodle: Can it be customised? [3/4]

In part 3 of our What is Moodle series, we look at how Moodle can be used as a content resource hub, communicative, assessment and collaborative solution for your brand, organisation or business.

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