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8 Reasons why we love Totara Learn

Reasons to love Totara Learn.jpgAs a Totara Platinum partner, we have been instrumental in the adoption and implementation of Totara Learn for a range of clients including surveying company, Leica Geosystems; St Helens Council; and film production company, MPC

Totara Learn is much more than a course management system - it also offers performance management through flexible appraisals, learning plans, self-service face-to-face course booking and great reporting.

Here are our 8 reasons why our clients and we love it so much:

1 It's built for business

Totara Learn is built with business in mind; whether it’s mapping your organisational hierarchies, linking managers with their team, managing employee performance reviews, or its enhanced report building tool, it’s sure to have everything you need for managing learning and development in the corporate sector.

2 It's open source

Here at HowToMoodle, we love open source, and Totara does too! Being open source means there are no commercial licenses. Totara Learn can save organisations up to 80% with its simple, cost effective subscription fee, compared to systems that charge per-user license fees.

With the code being open, you are free to build new functionality to suit your business need. This means that improvements and new features are always being worked on, and often shared with the whole community.

3 It gives you a tailored experience

Don’t fancy trawling through an entire system of irrelevant content? With Totara Learn, it’s easy to make everybody’s experience of using it as tailored as you need it. Whether that’s by giving each user a bespoke, customisable dashboard, ensuring users only see the learning that’s relevant to them, or assigning reports to managers so they view information on their team only, each user’s experience can be unique.

4 It provides you with face-to-face event scheduling

The impressive Seminar activity is a mature scheduling tool within Totara Learn, taking the pain out of managing instructor-led classroom training events. Users can sign-up to an available session (with optional manager approval) and receive automated confirmation and reminder notifications. With Room and Asset management, you can check the availability of resources before creating the event. You can download sign-in sheets, take attendance, and report on user interest, registrations, attendance and more!

5 You can automatically allocate competency-based learning goals

Create the perfect blend of social, instructor-led, self-paced, and assessment based learning in a Totara course. Bundle related courses together into individual training programmes, and schedule recurring mandatory training (great for compliance!). With full support for competency based learning, it can automatically allocate competencies (with linked courses) based on job role or department. Users and their managers can work together to create a custom learning plan, where they can track and comment on their progress, set deadlines and prioritise items.

6 Report and share your results to show ROI

Get the reports you need, by using Totara’s custom report builder. Choose from an entirely bespoke report configuration, or from one of the pre-defined report set-ups. Assign reports to managers based on their role and department, and whose data they should see. Access reports when you need them – managers can schedule their own reports to be sent to them on a regular basis via e-mail. Transform your report into customisable charts and graphs, and display on a custom dashboard for up-to-date information that makes an impact.

7 It's scalable

Totara grows with you as your business grows. With subscription models available from <500 to 50,000+ users, and a simple subscription fee, it’s easy and affordable to gain a wider reach for your learning.

8 It's an award-winning platform!

Don’t just take our word for it...Totara has been voted as a Top 20 Learning Portal Company by, for 5 consecutive years! It’s also been voted by learning professionals worldwide as one of the Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2016.

What Next 

Do you want to find out what Totara Learn can do for your organisation? Request a demonstration of the platform at or call us on 0330 660 1111

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