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Totara LMS Enterprise 2.6 released: focus on adaptability

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Totara Learning Solutions has released version 2.6 of its leading Totara LMS Enterprise platform; launched at ASTD ICE this week; increased adaptability and flexibility.

Richard Wyles
Richard Wyles 

Totara Learning Solutions released version 2.6 of its leading Totara LMS Enterprise platform on Tuesday 6 May, 2014. The release of 2.6 continues the fast pace at which Totara is adding rich features requested by large corporates, government entities and not-for-profits worldwide. After the large 2.5 release, which included the powerful performance management module, Totara Learning has focused on a wide range of enhancements to existing features and a narrower set of new functionality.  

Totara chief executive Richard Wyles said: “Totara LMS is becoming so feature-rich now that we’ve actually added a feature so that administrators can readily customise the navigation and appearance, turn things off and not use all of Totara’s power. Enabling adaptability is one of our key objectives, consistent with our open source philosophy.”

Its adaptability features also include responsive themes and fully configurable Learner Catalogs, enabling organisations to define the way this critical window into an LMS should be presented. The default theme in Totara is now fully responsive and works across multiple screen resolutions i.e. tablets, phones and desktop.

Richard Wyles added: “We’ve reached the point where, in terms of feature-set, Totara LMS has caught up or surpassed the previously more fancied platforms. Our mission to offer better value and freedom may sound simple but we believe it’s really important. To be successful in any endeavour there is a constant need to learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours. The world is ever-changing. Organisations need to adapt to survive or stay ahead. Therefore having the freedom to adapt is critical. Unfortunately we don’t always see that with learning platforms. You have to learn the way the software wants you to. At Totara Learning we’re very focused on addressing that challenge. Of course we offer it by being open source, but we also achieve it in the way we design the functionality.”