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Totara LMS Key 9.0 features infographic

Following our recent in-depth blog on what's coming up in Totara 9.0, we have put together a handy visual summary of it's key features for you to download!

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Totara LMS: What's coming up in 9.0

As we approach the release date for Totara 9, the most highly anticipated major release of Totara LMS (and the first since the announcement of the fork from Moodle), here at HowToMoodle towers we’ve been having a dig around the preview site getting to know all of the exciting new features it’s[...]

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Feature Focus: Report Table Block in Totara LMS

In the rapidly developing world of Totara, it’s easy to miss new updates and additions – especially if they’re not flagship features. One of the more recent additions from last year’s 2.9 release was the Report Table block, which, alongside the Report Manager and Report Graph blocks, could[...]

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Moodle / Totara tip: Adding additional options for your chosen text editor

The two text editors most commonly used within Moodle and Totara LMS are Atto and Tiny MCE.

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Latest client success story: MPC's implementation of Totara LMS

We recently published our latest case study on our client's implementation of Totara LMS. In May we spoke to Andrew Schlussel, Global Head of Training and Development at the Moving Picture Company (MPC), regarding the company's decision to choose Totara as their Learning Management System, and[...]

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eLearning Benefits: Why you are missing out if you have not yet implemented eLearning…

eLearning can be classed as any instruction that uses digital technology as a way to distribute and deliver educational content to participants. Many organisations are incorporating online learning into their learning and development plans due to the cost and efficiency benefits that it brings.

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Plugin review: The Checklist module

Introducing the Checklist module

The checklist module plugin allows students and teachers to track progress through a course within Moodle. The checklist displays progress using a progress bar that fills up as users check off items on their checklist.

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Moodle and Totara tip: When your users don't have email accounts

In some scenarios users don’t have email accounts. This might be because they don’t need them in their role at work, they’re too young, or the company only provides email accounts for a location (e.g. '[email protected]'). We hear of companies where internal charging for email accounts[...]

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Reporting in Moodle and Totara LMS - Comparison chart

There are a range of available options to generate reports and gather data in your eLearning site. Depending on your requirements, reporting functionality can range from straightforward reporting on single courses (in Moodle) through to gathering data on system-wide competencies (in Totara LMS).

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Moodle / Totara tip: Making “old” forums read-only

Recently during one of our training events, a participant had a need to prevent students from posting to forums from earlier in a course.

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