For organisations using LearnSpace based on Totara 14+ there are many changes, including the introduction of Totara Engage and Totara Perform.
Understanding Totara products
Totara is not a single platform, although when you access it that is certainly how it feels. In fact a Totara installation can be made up of a number of products. There is the core platform common to all installations, which includes features such as user management and reports. . In addition to the core platform there are also three other products that an installation can include:
- Totara Learn: Your Learning Management System to up-skill your organisation's workforce and deliver transformational learning
- Totara Perform: Your Performance Management System to help drive workplace productivity
- Totara Engage: Your Learning Experience Platform to facilitate collaborative and informal learning
An installation of Totara might have one or more of these products and the products included can be expanded as your organisation grows and changes.
Totara Talent Experience Platform
When all of the products are installed together this is known as the Totara Talent Experience Platform.
The core platform
Across every installation of Totara, regardless of the other products that are also installed, there are a number of shared common features that form the core platform. These are not part of a separate product and these features cannot be obtained without having at least one of the Totara products (either Totara Learn, Totara Perform or Totara Engage).
As a Learning Management System (LMS) Totara Learn allows you to both create and manage courses and certifications that can be assigned to learners. These courses and certifications can contain various instructor-led events and other blended learning content.
Totara Perform is a flexible and tailored Performance Management System that supports both modern and traditional performance management processes. There are many ways you can use Totara Perform to increase productivity through continuous performance management, using evidence-based performance reviews. By using check-ins and feedback activities you can help align employees to company goals.
Your Learning Experience Platform (LXP), Totara Engage, recognises that learning is a fluid process that often takes place outside of formal learning activities. Totara Engage facilitates curated learning and collaborative workspaces that allow for knowledge sharing across various groups within your organisation.
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Administrators are also invited to download the additional resources attached.