126 – Totara

Down 5 places in 2019

Totara is a learning management system; an open source distribution of Moodle developed for the corporate and government market.

Website: totaralms.com
Availability: Hosted

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 70
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 121    2017: 125    2016: 133    2015: –     2014: –    2013: –
2012: –        2011: –         2010: –         2009: –     2008: –    2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Totara as one of their Top Tools in 2019

  • “Totara is an excellent LMS that can be adapted and customised to meet workplace learning needs. It’s far more than a completion counter!” Senior Organisational Development Consultant, New Zealand

Previous comments

  • “Great LMS and covers all the needs for most companies and the social module handles discussion forums and wikis well.” Bob Schaefer, USA
  • “open source so customers aren’t tied to 1 provider if they don’t get good customer service” Anon, UK
  • “LMS used to manage learning programs for internal employees, partners, and customers” Beth Linden, L&D Manager, USA, 2016
  • “I have worked with and implemented LMSs since the mid 1990s and Totara is by far the best one I have used.” Alexander Roche, Educational Technologist, USA, 2016
  • “simplifies our L&D management requirements for regulators, government, etc allowing more of our time on performance support and career development.” Ian Gardner, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

A Practical Guide to Totara

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Totara for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

To read these special sections you will need to be a registered user. Find out how to purchase access to ALL these special sections here and also pre-order the PDF How to use the Top 200 Tools for Learning.