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This presentation was delivered by Sam Barbee at Learning Pool's Totara Seminar on 1st December 2011.


  • 1. public sector rapid e-learning return on investmentonline picture library Local government more for less authoring software online polls community podcasts subscription increase capacity savings e-learning school governors blended learning collaborate web 2.0 dynamic learning environment elected representatives
  • 2. Agenda10.00 Overview Moodle, DLE and Totara Sam Barbee Learning Pool10.30 Importance of Talent Management Paul Brooks Northumberland County Council11.00 Why Totara is the Solution Wendy Henry Lincolnshire County Council11.30 Break11.45 Andy Kirk Totara LMS11.55 Totaras Features & Benefits12.15 Demo of Totara13.00 Lunch and Networking
  • 3. How it all started DLE launched in late 2007 100 subscribers in the first year Classroom Connect released 2010 Currently Over 200 local authorities 350 total DLEs Over 500,000 learners
  • 4. Why Open Source?Typical investment weighted ontechnology Minimises risk, greater success
  • 5. Moodle Open Source LMS Robust Scalable Customisable Easy to useMoodle is ranked as the #1 LMS product amongeLearning Guild members with over 24% of respondentsselecting it as their primary LMS.
  • 6. Core Moodle FunctionalityManages a range of content Functionality includes E-Learning packages Full tracking Word documents Calendar PDF documents Discussion forums / Live Chat Audio files RSS feeds Video files Blogs Web links Wikis Evaluations Quizzes/surveys Certificates
  • 7. DLE Enhancements Hierarchy Reporting Enrolment manager Classroom connect Activity enhancements Data management
  • 8. The public sector has needs: Managing a wide range of learning Learning depends on roles, service area, function, etc On-going development with individual learning plans Supervisor / Manager roles Managing both classroom and online learning Competency and objective led rather than course led Site wide reporting and compliance reporting
  • 9. What is Totara? Totara LMS is a distribution of Moodle for sophisticated organisations Totara is a joint venture of Catalyst IT and Kineo Community of partners and users
  • 10. Key Enhancements Individual development plans Personal dashboard Team management Classroom management Competency management Programme management Sophisticated search Dashboard reporting Roles and Organisations HR system integration
  • 11. In summary, Totara: Enables organisations to quickly deploy an enterprise level learning management platform Provides benefits of open source software Provides easy to use functionality covering the learning needs of sophisticated organisations Has no licence fees and can reduce platform costs by up to 80%
  • 12. How it all works
  • 13. A range of service levelsTo meet your specific needs
  • 14. Service to suit youFeature Essential TotalDedicated learning consultant Yes YesDedicated support specialist No YesEnd user support (phone and email 7 days a week) Yes YesOnsite induction and launch support Yes YesAuthoring tool workshop places (2 days) 4 4Totara admin workshop places (1 day) 2 2Onsite mentoring Yes YesAdvanced user management Yes YesMarketing support Yes YesEnhanced theme customisation Yes YesAnnual theme refresh No YesSite support (avg. 2hrs a day) No YesContent development support No Yes
  • 15. Functional Overview
  • 16. Programme Management Ability to define dependencies between courses define dependencies based on events and time make courses mandatory define recurrence Ability to assign programmes to individuals, groups or positions
  • 17. Performance Management Strategic goal management Form builder Workflow builder (including actions and actors) Assignment management Automatic learning plan generator Reporting engine
  • 18. Contact Sam Barbeefor a free consultationsam@learningpool.com0207 101