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TotaraLMS: open source learning management at ASTD 2014

Wellington, NZ Learning NewsTotara Learning Solutions

TotaraLMS 2.6, the latest release of the enterprise distribution of Moodle, will be unveiled at ASTD 2014 in Washington DC next month.


The Totara team will be on hand at the upcoming ASTD International Conference and Expo, to demonstrate the latest version of TotaraLMS, an open source learning management system for the corporate sector based on Moodle, the world’s most popular LMS.

“Totara LMS is a custom distribution of Moodle with all of the support, enhancements, updates and services that corporates need, yet still retaining all of the advantages of ‘open source’ such as a much lower cost than licensed alternatives,” explains Willem Boom, Vice President, Totara LMS.

TotaraLMS is ready-made extended version of the standard Moodle product. It has its own particular focus for the corporate sector but retains its part in the overall Moodle framework and is kept it in-step with Moodle versions.

TotaraLMS 2.6 includes all of the features that Moodle users are familiar with along with custom enhancements for the corporate sector, including: hierarchy and competency framework mapping; collaborative individual learning plans; enhanced program, team, classroom and performance management features; and enterprise application integration for applications such as SAP and PeopleSoft.

In March Totara announced its support for the Open Badges, a Mozilla-backed initiative to recognise and verify skills, the first learning management system to announce its support for Open Badges, and the team will be demonstrating this and the other new features of TotaraLMS 2.6 throughout the three-day event.

ASTD 2014 is one of the world’s foremost learning events. It takes place in Washington DC, May 4-7 and is expected to attract 9,000 learning professionals from right across the globe.

The event covers every aspect of the learning industry, for every level of learning practitioner, and is a great place for L&D professionals to share best practices, insights and network with others. The event is also an essential resource for elearning practitioners. Arianna Huffington, General Stan McChrystal and Kevin Carroll are amongst the keynote presenters at this year’s event.


ASTD International Conference and Expo 2014 takes place May 4-7, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington DC.

TotaraLMS will be exhibiting in booth 1304.