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Selecting a theme

A Site Administrator can choose the default site theme via the quick-access menu within Appearance > Themes > Theme selector.

A different theme can be enabled for mobile, tablet and/or default devices (desktop PCs, laptops, etc) or you can use one responsively designed theme which will adapt to the screen size/resolution of the user. For more information on responsive web design please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design.

Enable device detection must be enabled via the quick-access menu within Appearance > Themes > Theme settings.

Use the Change theme button and then Use theme to select your desired default theme for the site.

Selecting themes for each device.

Available themes

ThemeNotes
VenturaThis is the recommended theme for Totara 13 onwards.
Basis (deprecated)This theme has been deprecated in Totara 13, so we recommend using the Ventura theme.
Roots (deprecated)This theme has been deprecated in Totara 13, so we recommend using the Ventura theme.

Totara Academy

The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Dashboards and basic theming in Totara. Here you can learn more on how to customise your site's appearance, see best practice, and give it a go yourself.

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