Transcript of "Totara Seminar: Sam Barbee, Learning Pool"
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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 Totara’s Features & Benefits12.15 Demo of Totara13.00 Lunch and Networking
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
Moodle • Open Source LMS • Robust • Scalable • Customisable • Easy to use“Moodle™ is ranked as the #1 LMS product amongeLearning Guild members with over 24% of respondentsselecting it as their primary LMS.”
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
DLE Enhancements• Hierarchy• Reporting• Enrolment manager• Classroom connect• Activity enhancements• Data management
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
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
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
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%
A range of service levelsTo meet your specific needs
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
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
Performance Management• Strategic goal management• Form builder• Workflow builder (including actions and actors)• Assignment management• Automatic learning plan generator• Reporting engine
Contact Sam Barbeefor a free firstname.lastname@example.org 101 9383www.learningpool.com
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