Version 9 of Totara LMS features a range of new functionality as well as our initial steps towards improving the overall look and feel of the system. While many of the design changes are behind the scenes for most users, these updates provide the building blocks for a more modern, streamlined interface, out of the box.
The Face-to-Face module has evolved into the Seminar module and has a range of new features to help support your offline and blended learning programs.
For more information please see Seminar Management.
Including a new default theme, new top level navigation and an improved default dashboard, Totara 9 sees us moving towards a more modern default design and improved user experience of Totara LMS.
With testing against WCAG 1, WCAG 2 and Section 508 standards, Totara 9 sees further improvements to accessibility and the use of screen readers, including the removal of HTML-based tables and labels for links, images and menus.
Navigating back to the last course you were working on has never been easier for learners and trainers alike, with the new Last Course Accessed block. Featuring a link to the completion requirements for the course, learners can check on their progress to date.
Providing quick and easy access to programs, certifications and courses, the new My Current Learning block allows learners to see at glance what learning they need to undertake alongside completion dates.
Job Assignments allows users to hold any number of custom job assignments, with each job optionally linked to a position, organisation, manager, appraiser and/or temporary manager.
This means learners can capture all of their different responsibilities within their roles and across the organisation, and nominate different line managers for each job assignment.
For more information please see Job Assignments.
Totara 9 allows you to automatically create a new learning plan for every member of an audience as soon as they are added to the group. Perfect for managing induction programs and succession planning.
For more information please see Learning Plans.
Administrators can now create custom fields for evidence items added to a user's record of learning and linked to items within their learning plan, allowing you to capture all the information you need to assess RPL, compliance and completion. Please see Evidence for more information.
For the final time, we've merged the full Moodle code into core Totara 9. We'll still look at merging any exciting and useful features for our Subscribers and Partners in future releases. Moodle 3.0 brings us a number of improvements including:
Have a look thought the Moodle 3.0 Release Notes for full notes
With new font-based icons on top of a new core forms library, you will have the foundations for creating exciting new themes and an engaging learning environment.