Totara - Blended Learning Management System

Totara LMS is a leading edge enterprise Learning Management System. There are currently over 7 million users of Totara globally. Totara LMS is a powerful and flexible platform for managing learning and performance in your organisation. Totara LMS is an open source distribution of Moodle. Totara LMS provides for the management of learning content, handling course registrations, administration, tracking and reporting.



With Totara LMS you can load content that you create quickly and easily such as e-learning, SCORM packages, PDFs, videos and question banks.


There is a huge range of learning activities:

  • Individual assignments

  • Quizzes and tests

  • Discussions

  • File and document submissions

  • User surveys

  • Support for Glasshouse materials  

Totara LMS has complex and sophisticated content management features that mean you are free to create content.   

Totara LMS gives you the best of both worlds, a solution that covers both authoring and learning management, and allows you to use your favourite authoring tools.


Collaborative learning

Learning is about more than content, it’s about learners working together and learning from eachother. Some of the Totara LMS collaborative activities include:

  • Collaborative assignments
  • Blogs Discussion boards
  • Wikis
Collaborative learning

Blended learning

Blended learning 

Organisations use face to face learning as part of a blended learning approach. Totara allows you to easily combine face to face learning in courses and has sophisticated tools for managing sessions.  

This includes:

  • Tracking and reporting on registrations and attendance

  • Managers approval

  • Publishing to calendars including outlook integration

Virtual classrooms are engaging and flexible and they add many of the face to face training session attributes to an online course. Totara LMS has plugins to support  WebEx, GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect, Live Meeting.


Managing learning with Hierarchies 

The hierarchies features in Totara LMS  allows you to set up frameworks that represent the structure of your organisation.


This enables you to input the relationships of job positions and different sections of your organisation. Learning can then be mapped to individual job roles, management levels, departments, teams and groups.

This a key difference to Moodle.


Learning plans

Totara LMS learning plans allow you to link competencies and courses to positions in your organisations, eg a hospital could have all of it’s clinical staff do one sequence of courses and the administration staff could be required to complete different sequence.

  • Create templates

  • Manage learning plans for current and aspirational positions

  • Set dates, priorities and objectives

  • Additional courses can be added by managers or requested by learners
Learning plans

Managing compliance

Managing compliance 

Employees can then re-do the programs or do a challenge assessment.

  • Set up sophisticated reporting

  • Track completed and started courses

  • Set reminders and expiry dates on certifications


Team management

Totaro's competencies and objectives features helps you to ensure individual development plans fit within the team’s and organisational objectives.

  • One click access for team member’s learning plans

  • Create, update, delete or approve learning plans

  • View high level data on courses, competencies and objectives of teams
Team management
Managing performance

Managing performance 

Totara LMS is able to help you manage performance through reporting and facilitating on-going feedback.  The forms and workflow is completely flexible.


360 degree feedback

Totara 360 degree  feedback tool is flexible and allows both managers and peers to provide feedback. Managers can choose who can give feedback and learners are able to request feedback from certain individuals. The feedback can be given through multiple choice or written answers.Both managers and the learners can access returned feedback and track progress of requests and send reminders.

360 degree feedback



With Totara managers are able to view teams and team members progress on started and completed courses and competences. You can easily plan individual and team development and ensure you get the most from your team by setting clear competencies and personal goals.



Totara allows you to gamify your courses and competencies by recognising and rewarding achievements with certifications and badges. Use badges to reinforce learning goals and to motivate and engage learners to continue along their learning plan.



Totara reports gives you a complete picture of usage, progress and achievement of employees across your organisation.

Totara also includes a dashboards that provides you with quick views of key information.

  • Schedule reports

  • Customise reports

  • Pre-built reports for each system role

  • Add customised searches of data

  • Filter reports by organisation, user information or position


Hierarchical reporting

Totara hierarchies allows for reporting that reflects the structure of your organisation. This allows a team manager or area manager to see the performance of all the teams they management.

Hierarchical reporting

Custom reporting

Custom reporting

With Totara you can use pre-built reports for system roles and customise your own reports. My dashboard allows the user to customise and set alerts and tasks and view statistics, news and events.




Works on desktop computers mobiles, tablets and mobiles.



Totara LMS administration interface is powerful and flexible. The administrator has full control of the environment.




Totara LMS integrates with every enterprise Single Sign On (SSO) including SAML, LDAP, NTLM, Shibboleth.

Totara LMS supports major web-service protocols: REST, SOAP, XMLRPC, and JSON.

Totara LMS has simple sync feature that allows your organisation’s hierarchy to be quickly loaded from your HR system.


Totara LMS  is available through a global network of partners. Sprout Labs is an Australian partner.  

Sprout Labs Totara LMS services include

  • Implementation planning that combine technical and learning strategies

  • Integration with other systems

  • Visual designing of themes

  • Secure Australian based cloud hosting

  • Sprout Labs will also support you to install Totara on your own servers

  • Configuration

  • Training

  • Ongoing Support


Contact us today talk about how Totara LMS can be used in your organisation.