Totara LMS & Mahara Integration Thomas Bell -  @thomaswbell88 + Author of 10 Business Critical Areas - Open Courses + LSIS...
Presentation Warning! <ul><li>CamelCasing Things :( Sorry, habit
Pictures all over the place! Some irrelevant :0
This isn't so much a demo of Totara or Mahara, it's a demo of how TDM Wyre Academy use Totara & Mahara to achieve successf...
Quick intro ... TDM  The Development Manager Ltd:
<ul><li>T raining.. </li><ul><li>In Open Source Software
Consultancies
Business & Education focus </li></ul><li>D evelopment.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
Bespoke Software development </li></ul><li>M anagement.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
'Implementation Management' for organisations
Successful software deployment </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>First UK Totara Partner </li><ul><li>Managed Hosting
Development </li></ul><li>Moodle Services company </li><ul><li>Implementations
Training </li></ul><li>Mahara Partner </li><ul><li>Authors of the Mahara book:  Mahara 1.2: A beginner's guide
Mahara Certified Training Courses </li></ul></ul>
Newly established, but with decades of training provision: Online Training Academy IT / ICT Apprenticeships Delivery Mento...
Proud to be partnered/certified with:
TDM Linux Professional Institute Next LPI Master Affiliate for the UK September 2011
What is  ? Corporate 'Distro' of Moodle <ul><ul><li>Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning delivery – work...
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 </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Learner Management System
in contrast to...
Virtual Learning Environment /  Course Management System </li></ul>What is  ?
<ul><li>Competency Based Learning
Team/Cohort Management
Staff / Hierarchy Management </li></ul>What is  ?
<ul><li>Organisation/Department Management
Booking Management
Excellent Reporting & Progress tracking
Pathway specific training programmes </li><ul><li>Programme Management </li></ul></ul>What is  ?
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  • Just a few warnings I am prone to camel casing titles and phrases for presentations. As a warning, I just wanted to let you know about it :P
  • Proven corporate distribution of Moodle; Some names are McDonalds, Nikon, Timberland, Nike and the list of big corporates goes on. Created by Mahara Core developers: Kineo, Flexible Learning Network &amp; Catalyst IT Learner Management System: Totara LMS is the Learner Management System with all the trimmings.
  • Management of Learners
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Totara LMS + mahara at TDM Wyre Academy presentation

    1. 1. Totara LMS & Mahara Integration Thomas Bell - @thomaswbell88 + Author of 10 Business Critical Areas - Open Courses + LSIS Sector Reference Group for Sustainability Member + LMS Programme Coordinator + ICT Professional Trainer Derrin Kent - @tdmderrin Managing Director of TDM Ltd. + Author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide + Credited Reviewer of both Moodle Administration and Moodle Teaching Techniques + LSIS IfL RDF Research Development Fellow 2010-2011
    2. 2. Presentation Warning! <ul><li>CamelCasing Things :( Sorry, habit
    3. 3. Pictures all over the place! Some irrelevant :0
    4. 4. This isn't so much a demo of Totara or Mahara, it's a demo of how TDM Wyre Academy use Totara & Mahara to achieve successful learning. </li><ul><li>(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) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Quick intro ... TDM The Development Manager Ltd:
    6. 6. <ul><li>T raining.. </li><ul><li>In Open Source Software
    7. 7. Consultancies
    8. 8. Business & Education focus </li></ul><li>D evelopment.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
    9. 9. Bespoke Software development </li></ul><li>M anagement.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
    10. 10. 'Implementation Management' for organisations
    11. 11. Successful software deployment </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>First UK Totara Partner </li><ul><li>Managed Hosting
    13. 13. Development </li></ul><li>Moodle Services company </li><ul><li>Implementations
    14. 14. Training </li></ul><li>Mahara Partner </li><ul><li>Authors of the Mahara book: Mahara 1.2: A beginner's guide
    15. 15. Mahara Certified Training Courses </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Newly established, but with decades of training provision: Online Training Academy IT / ICT Apprenticeships Delivery Mentor Training Tutor Training Management Training High-stakes Industry Qualifications
    17. 17. Proud to be partnered/certified with:
    18. 18. TDM Linux Professional Institute Next LPI Master Affiliate for the UK September 2011
    19. 19. What is ? Corporate 'Distro' of Moodle <ul><ul><li>Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning delivery – work-based learning delivery
    20. 20. Based on the most stable Moodle code
    21. 21. Support Services – 24/7 Support, guaranteed response times
    22. 22. Added functionality – and the constant development of new features
    23. 23. Open Source Enterprise – following the same model as the most successful Open Source business – RedHat </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Learner Management System
    25. 25. in contrast to...
    26. 26. Virtual Learning Environment / Course Management System </li></ul>What is ?
    27. 27. <ul><li>Competency Based Learning
    28. 28. Team/Cohort Management
    29. 29. Staff / Hierarchy Management </li></ul>What is ?
    30. 30. <ul><li>Organisation/Department Management
    31. 31. Booking Management
    32. 32. Excellent Reporting & Progress tracking
    33. 33. Pathway specific training programmes </li><ul><li>Programme Management </li></ul></ul>What is ?
    34. 34. Competency Based Learning <ul><li>Competency Hierarchy Import </li><ul><li>e.g. IT User & ICT Professional Qualifications = 6000+ standards/competencies </li></ul><li>Import from Register Ofqual Database
    35. 35. Learners evidence competence against given standards </li></ul>
    36. 36. Team / Cohort Management <ul><li>Manager – Manages team of staff
    37. 37. =
    38. 38. Trainer / Assessor – Manages cohort of learners </li></ul>
    39. 40. Classroom Booking Management <ul><li>Face-to-Face Session booking.
    40. 41. Calendared events tailored to learner's individual plans </li></ul>
    41. 43. Pathway Programmes = Totara Positions <ul><li>Assign learners to a pathway
    42. 44. Automatically retrieve relevant competencies to Individual Development Plan
    43. 45. Set 'aspirational' position/pathway – Learner Engaging </li></ul>
    44. 47. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) <ul><li>If assigned a Position, the learner receives the relevant competencies in their ILP
    45. 48. Competencies – Gathered from: </li><ul><li>Learner Pathway (Position)
    46. 49. Organisation </li></ul><li>Courses – linked to competencies </li><ul><li>Automatically drawn in with the competencies </li></ul></ul>
    47. 51. Totara Reporting & Progress Tracking <ul><li>Totara Report Builder </li><ul><li>We built a set of reports for specific roles </li><ul><li>Learners see the stats they need to see
    48. 52. Trainers see the stats they want to see
    49. 53. Assessors...
    50. 54. IV & EV etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
    51. 56. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Totara = Structured Learning Delivery: </li><ul><li>Online Courses
    52. 57. Tracking + Reporting
    53. 58. Workshop Booking
    54. 59. Webinar Booking </li></ul></ul>
    55. 60. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Mahara = Personalised Learning </li><ul><li>Professional Learning Community
    56. 61. Reflective Journals
    57. 62. Evidence gathering
    58. 63. Evidence showcasing
    59. 64. Assessment submission to Totara </li></ul></ul>
    60. 65. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner Registration & Interview
    61. 66. Diagnostics Assessments
    62. 67. Successful employment placement
    63. 68. Induction training: Totara & Mahara
    64. 69. Totara Position setting </li></ul>
    65. 70. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Individual Learning Plan creation </li><ul><li>Auto assigned relevant competencies
    66. 71. Auto enrolled on relevant courses
    67. 72. Objectives setup with Assessor
    68. 73. Timescales and due dates added to competencies </li></ul></ul>
    69. 74. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner gathers evidence in Mahara
    70. 75. Learners constructs their views/pages in Mahara: </li><ul><ul><li>Screencasting
    71. 76. Videos
    72. 77. Audio
    73. 78. Product evidence
    74. 79. Witness testimonies </li></ul></ul></ul>
    75. 80. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Formative Assessment: </li><ul><li>Assessor Feedback attached to views </li><ul><li>Video/audio feedback </li></ul></ul><li>Final submission & competency completion </li></ul>
    76. 81. Plans for the future.. <ul><li>“ Mahara Evidence – Totara Competency ” Mapping
    77. 82. “ Mahara Assessor Overlay ”: </li><ul><li>Point and click on Mahara blocks to grade/assess in Totara/Moodle </li></ul></ul>Get involved! If these sound interesting, contact us about joining resources to fast-track its development
    78. 83. Mahara ePortfolios for TDM and for WBL <ul><li>We've been involved in the development of Mahara for over 3 years now and still inputting.
    79. 84. Very happy for the continuing success and uptake
    80. 85. Looking to write the sequel to our successful Mahara 1.2: A Beginners Guide </li></ul>
    81. 87. References <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/
    82. 88. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/
    83. 89. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/
    84. 90. http://wyreacademy.com
    85. 91. http://tdm.info
    86. 92. Mahara 1.2: A Beginner's Guide book
    87. 93. www.lpi.org.uk </li></ul>

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