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Totara Learn Theme of the month - eu-LISA


This month we had a chat with Ladislav Kadlec, Staff Development Officer, and Helen Ilus, Digital Learning Specialist at eu-LISA regarding the recent theme we created for their Totara Learn site.

eu-LISA are the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.

What were the reasons you decided to have a theme created for your Totara Learn site?

"The main purpose of eu-LISA's Totara Learn site is to provide support for learning and staff development activities such as onboarding, staff training and annual appraisals as well as be a central platform for digital learning resources. We chose to have a theme created by HowToMoodle in order to align our learning portal with the corporate visual identity."

What was your design brief/feature criteria for the new design?

"We provided the style guide to HowToMoodle and then discussed the details directly. We definitely wanted to have a slider and promoted content area on the homepage to direct focus and promote specific content on our Totara site. Having the eu-LISA theme also means we can adjust the site according to our visual identity. It’s also nice to have an area for promoted courses."

The Solution

EU Lisa - Double Page

The HowToMoodle design and development team worked closely with key members at eu-LISA to clearly understand their requirements. The team ensured eu-LISA's brand guidelines were understood and followed to present to the company's recognisable brand throughout the site.

HowToMoodle created a Brand It theme based on the company's reference site. The service included the following features as standard;

  • Slider on homepage - Allowing eu-LISA to customise the title, summary, button text, URL and image per slide;
  • Frontpage content area;
  • Menu location that they can customise;
  • Quicklinks - The use of quicklinks allows the company to display prominent buttons, and change the icon, title, text and URL link.
  • Breadcrumbs.EU Lisa Totara theme

Since the theme launch, what has been the response by your learners and colleagues to the Totara site?

"The response has been positive. I also have found the post-launch involvement of HowToMoodle very helpful."

Why we love this theme:

We loved working with eu-LISA on this theme. The theme displays an array of captivating visuals with it's customisable slider, coupled with a clear frontpage content area to direct their learners to prominent information.

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Visit our showcase site for more examples of our themes:

Moodle and Totara theme examples

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