Frequently asked questions

Totara 17 is the latest release from Totara. Before upgrading to Totara 17, please ensure your site has been upgraded to at least Totara 13. Contact our team to start planning your upgrade.

Anywhere learning takes place, Moodle can be used. It is used by universities and other educational institutions across the world and supports face-to-face classes, practical classes, and online classes. Moodle is also used by many organisations to deliver e-learning and online training to their staff. Check out our Moodle case studies to find out more.

The Branded Moodle App allows you to customise the Moodle app with your own brand identity to create a trusted and coherent learning experience. Our team of Moodle experts will help you through the process with ease. Contact us to find out more.

We have a proven track record for providing unparalleled support up to 24/7 to our Moodle clients along with other services including custom hosting solutions, training, customisation and many more. Find out more about our Support package.

For the employee: Aura helps them see where they can and do add value. It also helps them understand where further opportunities exist in the organisation and help them map out how to realise their ambition. Aura also allows the employee to objectively and transparently review how they are performing and where improvements need to be made.

For the organisation: Aura provides clear timely insights on skills. The skills the organisation has, the skills the organisation needs and the skills the organisation will need in the future. It also helps to identify important people trends within the organisation, identify HiPos and even employees at risk of leaving the business and the potential impact on the business. Real-time information on skills and learning help the business make better HR decisions based on data and support the business in a strategic way.

As official Moodle and Totara Learn Partners, we have made it easy to integrate these platforms with Aura, though Aura can also work independently of an LMS.

A process of regular check-ins called Must-Dos, Should Dos and Could Dos provides the organisation with real-time performance results by automating the end of the year appraisal process and reporting.

Must do’s are actions that an employee must carry out in the next 4 weeks for them to be meeting the requirements of their core deliverables. They tend to be tangible and short-term. An employee will have circa. Four must do’s a month.

Should Do’s: In addition to must do’s, should do’s are other actions the employee could be doing to get ready for next month or the months ahead. An employee can agree to circa. two should do’s a month.

Could Do’s: Actions that the employee can do to go above and beyond, in addition to the must do’s and should do’s to set their achievements out from the rest truly. An employee may add only one could do a month.

The OCD framework focuses on the implementation of the following key components – Objectives, Competencies and Development. It creates a weightless approach to the management of your employee’s performance, allowing them to take the reins of their personal development and career.

As official Moodle and Totara Partners, we have made it easy to integrate these platforms with Aura Talent and Aura Perform, however, it is not essential for all projects.

As Moodle partners, we can offer you both the generic Moodle Mobile app and your own branded Moodle mobile apps if desired.

We offer a range of support options to suit your needs – right up to 24×7 monitoring for high availability setups. Check out our Support Package.

Once you know what skills and knowledge your employees need, we will be able to help you source the right content for you. Get in touch to find out more about our catalogue of off-the-shelf courses.

Yes, our job, when developing content, is to ensure that content can be played and tracked in any LMS.

When a MEC course is successfully completed, candidates receive a badge, and when all badges are acquired, candidates receive the Moodle Educator Certificate.

MEC writing assignments are assessed with a rubric, based on the DigCompEdu rubric and linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 (Newcomer), A2(Explorer), B1 (User), B2 (Expert), C1 (Leader), C2(Pioneer).

Every project is unique and we want to give you the most effective hosting that meets your requirements and fits your budget.

A Learning Management System or LMS is what most people think of when they think of a training platform. It is the software where you store, deliver, and track your training content. A Learning Experience Platform, or LXP for short, is a platform where content is both curated and aggregated for a personalised learner experience.

Both Moodle Workplace and Totara Learn’s flexibility, versatility and cost-effectiveness make them an excellent choice for organisations of all sizes. However, if you’re looking for an all-in-one platform, that integrates a fully-featured LXP and a performance management tool in addition to an LMS, Totara’s set of platforms might be the right option for you.

Moodle Workplace is built on top of Moodle LMS so it has all of the core features of Moodle. If you’re looking for more advanced features to streamline training, onboarding and compliance management then Moodle Workplace might be the right choice for your organisation. Find out more about Moodle Workplace.

The Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) programme is not designed to teach you the fundamentals of using Moodle; rather, the MEC program certifies mastery in building effective teaching and learning activities with Moodle. So if you are new to Moodle, we recommend starting learning about the basics first, either our Moodle Course Creator or Administrator courses.

The Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) programme is suitable for instructors on all platforms, not just Moodle. The principles apply across any LMS and MEC is an internationally recognised award.

Our Administrator training is a hands-on course that covers anything you need to know to manage a Moodle site, from configuration of the site though setting permissions to creating cohorts and much more. Our Course Creator training is for teachers and trainers to learn how to configure courses, create resources and incorporate activities that explore the potential of the Moodle learning environment to support the delivery of their training goals.

The Totara Academy has been designed for learning and development professionals, particularly LMS administrators, content creators and instructors, comprising a comprehensive programme of activities to upskill you and your team. Talk to us if you’d like to enroll and get certified.

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