With over 200 million users worldwide, Moodle casts a much wider net compared to Totara’s 17 million. Although, with 10 years’ experience in the corporate market, Totara actually sees a high number of legacy Moodle users migrating over to them, rather than choosing to upgrade their existing Moodle platform or move over to Moodle’s corporate offering.
In this article, we deep dive into what makes Totara and Moodle so different, and look at what feature rich solution comes out on top.
What are the differences between Totara and Moodle?
Offering a sophisticated, in-depth training experience, Totara allows users to create wide-reaching training programmes which are perfect for everything from staff onboarding to product training, and even theseminar feature takes the pain out of conventional event scheduling, easily allowing users to select attendees, and times for multiple events and much more.
Totara also helps users avoid information overload by creating custom dashboards that present key information, making it easy to track learner progress at any level, and its hierarchy function can be used alongside this to create specific structures and enable teams to map learning to individual job roles, management levels, departments, teams and groups. A great way to simplify the complex learning needs of an organisation.
For Moodle however, the key difference is that it is made up of a simple interface with limited room to scale up or adapt with changing company needs.
It is certainly very easy to use, and the drag-and-drop features make it a go-to choice for new users to e-learning, but it can often be restrictive too, something which Moodle plans to address as their roadmaps are largely focused on getting their solution caught up with Totara’s corporate feature set.
What are the benefits of Totara?
A transformational learning management system (LMS), Totara Learn enables teams to deliver and monitor training across an organisation and replaces the limitations of the traditional LMS with an adaptable and extendable enterprise solution to meet exact business requirements.
Helping to align employee roles, training needs and an organisation’s objectives, Totara Learn enables the delivery of individual learning plans and pathways and records all activities to gain detailed insights. And thanks to its rich functionality, Totara Learn benefits include improve learner engagement, ensure compliance, support professional development through competency frameworks and ultimately improve teams and organisation.
For Totara Engage, this learning experience platform (LXP) is designed to engage, unite and upskill an entire workforce. Here, the key benefits are that whole teams can create and curate custom learning resources, from any device. Knowledge sharing is also simplified by offering collaborative workspaces, facilitating social learning and driving deep employee engagement across an organisation, and engagement is boosted by bringing everyone together. Personalised learning and content curation is available too for each user through the recommendation engine, and collaboration amongst peers is made an everyday part of workplace learning.
The third and final part of the Totara TXP is Totara Perform, which allows teams to harness the power of continuous performance management to boost workplace productivity, from anywhere, at any time.
Totara Perform is the performance management system, with adaptability and productivity at its core. Its key benefits are to boost productivity, support peer to peer feedback and increase engagement, as well as to create evidence-based performance reviews to quickly identify skills gaps to ensure an organisation stays competitive.
Through Totara Perform, performance and development needs of all employees can be monitored in line with both organisational and personal goals.
What’s more, Totara Perform also integrates with other HR products such as payroll and recruitment, aligns all team members with a flexible appraisal process and offers an extensive reporting suite with insights into employee performance.
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