Totara LMS & Mahara      IntegrationThomas Bell - @thomaswbell88 + Author of 10 Business Critical Areas - Open Courses + L...
Presentation Warning!●   CamelCasing Things :( Sorry, habit●   Pictures all over the place! Some irrelevant :0●   This isn...
Quick intro ...           TDMThe Development Manager Ltd:
●   Training..    ●   In Open Source Software    ●   Consultancies    ●   Business & Education focus●   Development..    ●...
●   First UK Totara Partner    ●   Managed Hosting    ●   Development●   Moodle Services company    ●   Implementations   ...
Newly established, but withdecades of training provision:            Online Training Academy     IT / ICT Apprenticeships ...
Proud to be partnered/certified with:
What is                           ?Corporate Distro of Moodle   ●   Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning...
What is               ?●   Learner Management System    in contrast to...●   Virtual Learning Environment /    Course Mana...
What is                    ?●   Competency Based Learning●   Team/Cohort Management●   Staff / Hierarchy Management
What is                   ?●   Organisation/Department Management●   Booking Management●   Excellent Reporting & Progress ...
Competency Based Learning●   Competency Hierarchy Import    ●   e.g. IT User & ICT Professional        Qualifications = 60...
Team / Cohort Management●   Manager – Manages team of staff    =●   Trainer / Assessor – Manages cohort of    learners
Classroom Booking Management●   Face-to-Face Session    booking.●   Calendared events    tailored to learners    individua...
Pathway Programmes            = Totara Positions●   Assign learners to a pathway●   Automatically retrieve relevant compet...
Individual Learning Plans (ILP)●   If assigned a Position, the learner receives the relevant    competencies in their ILP●...
Totara Reporting & Progress                 Tracking●   Totara Report Builder    ●   We built a set of reports for specifi...
How do Mahara and Totara mix?●   Wyre Academy Totara = Structured Learning    Delivery:    ●   Online Courses    ●   Track...
How do Mahara and Totara mix?●   Wyre Academy Mahara = Personalised    Learning    ●   Professional Learning Community    ...
Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara●   Learner Registration & Interview●   Diagnostics Assessments●   Successful employment p...
Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara●   Individual Learning Plan creation    ●   Auto assigned relevant competencies    ●   Au...
Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara●   Learner gathers evidence in Mahara●   Learners constructs their views/pages in    Maha...
Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara●   Formative Assessment:    ●   Assessor Feedback attached to views        –   Video/audi...
Plans for the future..●   “Mahara Evidence – Totara Competency” Mapping●   “Mahara Assessor Overlay”:    ●   Point and cli...
Mahara ePortfolios               for TDM and for WBL●   Weve been involved in the development of    Mahara for over 3 year...
References●   http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/●   http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/●   http://www.flickr.com/p...
Totara LMS integration with Mahara - TDM Wyre Academy Presentation at MaharaUK11
Totara LMS integration with Mahara - TDM Wyre Academy Presentation at MaharaUK11
Totara LMS integration with Mahara - TDM Wyre Academy Presentation at MaharaUK11
Totara LMS integration with Mahara - TDM Wyre Academy Presentation at MaharaUK11
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Totara LMS and integration with Mahara e-Portfolios.

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Totara LMS integration with Mahara - TDM Wyre Academy Presentation at MaharaUK11

  1. 1. Totara LMS & Mahara IntegrationThomas Bell - @thomaswbell88 + Author of 10 Business Critical Areas - Open Courses + LSIS Sector Reference Group for Sustainability Member + LMS Programme Coordinator + ICT Professional Trainer
  2. 2. Presentation Warning!● CamelCasing Things :( Sorry, habit● Pictures all over the place! Some irrelevant :0● This isnt so much a demo of Totara, its a demo of how TDM Wyre Academy use Totara & Mahara to achieve successful learning. (Therefore, you might not see all Totara LMS features. Head over to www.totaralms.com to request a full demo or give us a ring: +44(0)1299 404 193 for a walk through Totara LMS)
  3. 3. Quick intro ... TDMThe Development Manager Ltd:
  4. 4. ● Training.. ● In Open Source Software ● Consultancies ● Business & Education focus● Development.. ● Of Open Source Software ● Bespoke Software development● Management.. ● Of Open Source Software ● Implementation Management for organisations ● Successful software deployment
  5. 5. ● First UK Totara Partner ● Managed Hosting ● Development● Moodle Services company ● Implementations ● Training● Mahara Partner ● Authors of the Mahara book: Mahara 1.2: A beginners guide ● Mahara Certified Training Courses
  6. 6. Newly established, but withdecades of training provision: Online Training Academy IT / ICT Apprenticeships Delivery Mentor Training Tutor Training Management Training High-stakes Industry Qualifications
  7. 7. Proud to be partnered/certified with:
  8. 8. What is ?Corporate Distro of Moodle ● Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning delivery – work-based learning delivery ● Based on the most stable Moodle code ● Support Services – 24/7 Support, guaranteed response times ● Added functionality – and the constant development of new features ● Open Source Enterprise – following the same model as the most successful Open Source business – RedHat
  9. 9. What is ?● Learner Management System in contrast to...● Virtual Learning Environment / Course Management System
  10. 10. What is ?● Competency Based Learning● Team/Cohort Management● Staff / Hierarchy Management
  11. 11. What is ?● Organisation/Department Management● Booking Management● Excellent Reporting & Progress tracking● Pathway specific training programmes ● Programme Management
  12. 12. Competency Based Learning● Competency Hierarchy Import ● e.g. IT User & ICT Professional Qualifications = 6000+ standards/competencies● Import from Register Ofqual Database● Learners evidence competence against given standards
  13. 13. Team / Cohort Management● Manager – Manages team of staff =● Trainer / Assessor – Manages cohort of learners
  14. 14. Classroom Booking Management● Face-to-Face Session booking.● Calendared events tailored to learners individual plans
  15. 15. Pathway Programmes = Totara Positions● Assign learners to a pathway● Automatically retrieve relevant competencies to Individual Development Plan● Set aspirational position/pathway – Learner Engaging
  16. 16. Individual Learning Plans (ILP)● If assigned a Position, the learner receives the relevant competencies in their ILP● Competencies – Gathered from: ● Learner Pathway (Position) ● Organisation ●● Courses – linked to competencies ● Automatically drawn in with the competencies
  17. 17. Totara Reporting & Progress Tracking● Totara Report Builder ● We built a set of reports for specific roles – Learners see the stats they need to see – Trainers see the stats they want to see – Assessors... – IV & EV etc
  18. 18. How do Mahara and Totara mix?● Wyre Academy Totara = Structured Learning Delivery: ● Online Courses ● Tracking + Reporting ● Workshop Booking ● Webinar Booking
  19. 19. How do Mahara and Totara mix?● Wyre Academy Mahara = Personalised Learning ● Professional Learning Community ● Reflective Journals ● Evidence gathering ● Evidence showcasing ● Assessment submission to Totara
  20. 20. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara● Learner Registration & Interview● Diagnostics Assessments● Successful employment placement● Induction training: Totara & Mahara● Totara Position setting
  21. 21. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara● Individual Learning Plan creation ● Auto assigned relevant competencies ● Auto enrolled on relevant courses ● Objectives setup with Assessor ● Timescales and due dates added to competencies
  22. 22. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara● Learner gathers evidence in Mahara● Learners constructs their views/pages in Mahara: – Screencasting – Videos – Audio – Product evidence – Witness testimonies
  23. 23. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara● Formative Assessment: ● Assessor Feedback attached to views – Video/audio feedback● Final submission & competency completion
  24. 24. Plans for the future..● “Mahara Evidence – Totara Competency” Mapping● “Mahara Assessor Overlay”: ● Point and click on Mahara blocks to grade/assess in Totara/MoodleGet involved! If these sound interesting, contact us aboutjoining resources to fast-track its development
  25. 25. Mahara ePortfolios for TDM and for WBL● Weve been involved in the development of Mahara for over 3 years now and still inputting.● Very happy for the continuing success and uptake● Looking to write the sequel to our successful Mahara 1.2: A Beginners Guide
  26. 26. References● http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/● http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/● http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/● http://wyreacademy.com● http://tdm.info● Mahara 1.2: A Beginners Guide book
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