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Totara LMS is a corporate distribution of Moodle which we've co-developed. Find out what's happening and where it's going next here.

[RECORDING] Kineo and Bridgestone Present Webinar About LMS Solution

We live in a world with countless distractions from sorting emails to clicking on a random blog post that looks interesting. We are easily distracted, so getting our audience's attention can be challenge. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the average person dedicates 28 percent of their workweek (approx. 13 hours) reading, deleting, sorting and sending emails. Here are a couple more …

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October Totara User Group [SLIDES & RECORDINGS]

October saw us deliver our first ever Totara User Group webinar series. A month dedicated to the open source LMS, it was filled with ideas to help you maximise and leverage your LMS to help you get the best possible results, all whilst engaging learners, improving your design techniques and realising cost savings. We shared three webinars focusing on design best practices, client case …

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Compliance Uncovered: Sue Middlehurst at BMI Healthcare On How Totara Transformed Their Approach

BMI Healthcare has over 60 hospitals and over 15,000 learners across the UK. With highly stringent industry compliance regulations to adhere to, how did they transform their compliance training to be more cost-effective, more engaging and more learner-friendly? We caught up with Sue Middlehurst, Leadership, Talent and Innovation Manager, at BMI Healthcare about their compliance challenges and …

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If Your Learning Is Going Multi-Device, Shouldn’t Your LMS Too?

The need to accommodate more pervasive learning styles has been clear for some time. Equally, the unrelenting growth of smartphone and tablets has inevitably entered the world of learning. The demand for the delivery of learning on multi-device has grown exponentially, which is where Totara LMS Mobile can help. Due to the speed at which technology has progressed, learners now have high expectations …

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10 Ways To Love Your LMS (Or At Least Stop Hating It) [SLIDES]

It happens. Your relationship with your LMS starts off great, however along the way things don't quite go as planned and you're left feeling unloved (and out of pocket!). Let's bring back some love. So how do you start to re-ignite the love between you and your LMS? We've compiled your most common gripes, and helped to show that there doesn't have to be love lost between you and your learning …

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Totara Social - Coming Soon

Totara Social is an exciting new addition to Totara LMS (a Moodle-based learning management system for corporates). It will be based on Mahara, the widely used open source e-portfolio tool, which is managed by Kineo Pacific and Catalyst IT. Let’s get social Totara Social will be a combination of social networking and content creation/management to quickly and easily share information. …

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Totara 2.2 Introduces Audience Management

Totara 2.2 was released this summer based on Moodle version 2.2. This version of Totara contains some significant new enhancements including audience management. For those new to Totara, it is the leading open source learning management platform for corporates and is used by companies such as Sony, Michelin and Tesco.  It is a distribution of Moodle with additional features designed …

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Totara LMS – One Year On

Totara LMS was launched at Learning Technologies last year.  Steve Rayson, Managing Director of Kineo, one of the founding companies behind Totara, and Chairman of Totara Learning Solutions, reflects on a busy year in which a “disruptive technology” strategy has made a big impact on the LMS market. It is hard to believe that Totara was only launched earlier this year.  As we come …

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Totara Feature close-up: Competency Frameworks

Totara is a new custom distribution of Moodle. Set to revolutionise the LMS market, it builds on the great base of Moodle and adds a whole range of enterprise features. This month we look in detail at the Competency Frameworks feature in Totara. Totara provides an administrative interface for creating sets of competencies called frameworks. Once created, competencies can be assigned to positions, …

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Moodle Update October 2010

Moodle 2.0 is due for official launch later this month and one of its key new features is called the Community Hub. Put simply, it allows for content sharing between learning management systems. "So what?", I hear you say. Well, given that Moodle is THE dominant LMS in the corporate world with 25% market share (not to mention a monopoly in the education world with over 70% market share in …

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Moodle Update September 2010

This month we look at performance management and how – and if – it fits with the LMS and other systems. And closely related, we take a look at the acquisition of learn.com and mull over what it means for the market. Over the past two years we’ve built a number of modules for Moodle that support employee performance management. During a recent discussion about the design of performance management …

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Moodle Update July 2010

At Kineo we are strong advocates of open source software in the corporate sector. We believe that it's important to put back into the open source ecosystem in order to help to keep it sustainable, and Moodle has a thriving community that we are proud to be a part of. At a more simplistic level, it's just good karma! This month, we'd like to tell you just what we've been up to... …

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Moodle Update June 2010

In the first of our new monthly Moodle updates, we look how Moodle and open source continue to gain traction in the enterprise, according to a recent Accenture survey. Moodle and Open Source gaining traction in the Enterprise Moodle and Open Source has hit the Enterprise and is here to stay - it's official! According to an Accenture survey published this month, more than 65% of …

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