Totara Learn

Totara Learn

4.5 / 5 26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Totara Learn and Social are highly flexible solutions that work at any level or sector. For 1-2000 users, Totara Cloud is our SaaS solution. For 500->1M+ users, we offer Totara Learn Enterprise.

Average Ratings

26 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing varies by user base. Please contact us for detail.
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Totara
  • Founded 2010

About This Software

Totara provides powerful award-winning learning and social platforms for the enterprise. We're different because we're Open Source. This means no vendor lock in and the freedom to innovate. Clients include Sony, Samsung, Sky, Kia, easyJet and JetBlue Airways. They and over 1000 more benefit from feature rich LMS and social learning platforms, for less, with freedom to customise and innovate. Over 90 Totara Partners provide implementation, customisation and global support.

  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • Course Library
  • Course Tracking
  • Employee Training
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliant
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce

Totara Learn Latest Reviews

Automatically translated. Show original review

Feature rich and open source vs Complex handling

3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a consultant for Totara LMS I would totally recommend Totara to other customers.
In short...
The Downside:
- Very complex to learn for people who do not have any technical understanding
- Usability very low because of too complex site-structure and permission management
- Design very simple and overloaded with blocks, nobody knows what they are for in the first place
- Documentation partially very poor, especially when it comes down to programming and adding advanced features
- Many useful features are still lacking some important settings for establishing real logical learning workflows
The Upside:
+ Very rich of standard features that make it easy to establish simple learning workflows
+ Open Source let the system be flexible by adding your own plugins and adjusting the system core to your needs
+ Great support in fixing bugs and advancing the system with new features (Evergreen)
+ Continuous Development
All in all I would say it still needs some improvement, although I know that some requests are not as easy to programm as it might seem in the beginning.
It is still a great tool, that can though still be adjusted to whatever someone likes it to be. If you have on the one side people who see the potential of TotaraLMS and have a great idea of how it can be used and on the other side people who can develop within that system, you can accomplish great things and have tremendous success by offering that tool to customers.

Pros: Open Source
Great standard features
Many possibilities of how it can be used

Cons: Poor Documenation (on the technical side)
Missing important settings in detail (advanced use of features)
Design not very user friendly (blocks overload)

Automatically translated. Show original review

Aura Gold Partner

4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Through the last 5 years, Totara leads us won opportunities that we might lost in case of not having an enterprise LMS like Totara. It has helped us as companie to incorporate our full e-learning solutions (consulting, content authoring tool and LMS) at important companies. It represents between the 5 or 10% of our incomes and it gives also to Totara trough the last 4 years more than $40,000 USD anual revenues.
Eventhough we feel the growing of the tool (Totara) or their features expansion has been limited during the last 4 years.
Example: It doesn't integrate x.Api compliance (with a LRS Module), and we do not see intelligence guideness trhough the training experiencie taked from the training sessions of the user.
We do not have so much reference about how to explote gamification through it (and what kind of tools are they innovating related with this model)
Why do not integrate an authoring tool with the LMS like Shift, so you just not focus on the user that take courses, and let the creators, build content.
Doesn't offer options for the smaller companies because the ntermediate price between 500K and 3K has a huge difference, that always is letting us a big issue on how to deal wiht those price diffeerences.

Pros: Incorportate Coporative elements

Cons: The improvements or features grow slowly.