Activity Completion Conditions 
 
Completion conditions can be set on activities in a course, you can then use these activities as part of your overall course completion conditions. 
  
If a learner has completed the activity, completion options are "locked". This is because changing the completion options on courses which have already been completed or partially completed may cause existing completion data to be invalid. It is possible to unlock completion conditions, but you need to be careful as this may cause unexpected behaviour. A backup of the course should be made as a precaution. 

ActivitiesA feature where learners interact with each other or their trainer. They might for instance contribute in a forum, upload an assignment, answer questions in a quiz or collaborate together in a wiki. Activities can be graded. 

Activity GroupProvides a way to group together similar activities for the purpose of site-wide reporting. 

Advanced grading methodGrading methods have been added to the assignment module and others are also able to use this. One of the advanced methods is a rubric where marking outcomes can be defined and used to mark assignments. 

AlertsA list of all system alerts related to you can be displayed on your Dashboard. Your Dashboard is visible under the my learning tab. 

Assign CompetenciesYou can assign competencies to any position from the Hierarchies > Positions > ‘Manage Position’ page.

When the learning plan template is set to 'automatically assign competencies from position' competencies assigned to the learners position automatically appear on their learning plan. 
  
You can assign competencies to positions and organisations. When the learning plan template is set to 'automatically assign competencies from position' competencies assigned to a user position or organisation automatically appear when a new learning plan is created. 

BlocksA Block in Totara is an item that a trainer can add to the left or right of a  course page. 
They provide extra information or links to aid learning. Blocks are a bit like "widgets"  and can contain items such as RSS news feeds, quiz results, a calendar, links to blogs, glossary terms or private files. 
There is also a simple HTML block which can be customised as the trainer wishes. 

CompetencyDescribes the outcomes which must be met to pass – the competencies can be grouped together into multi-level qualifications with courses and programmes. 
  
Competencies can be used in learning plans, a competency can be linked with many courses and more than one competency can be associated with any course. 

Competency ScalesCompetency scales enable you to define the criteria by which a competency can be measured. 

Competency ConditionsCompletion conditions can be set on activities in a course, you can then use these activities as part of your overall course completion conditions. 
  
If a learner has completed the activity, completion options are 'locked'. This is because changing the completion options on courses that have already been completed or are partially completed may cause existing completion data to be invalid. 
  
It is possible to unlock completion conditions, but you need to be careful as this may cause unexpected behaviour. A backup of the course should be made before attempting this. 

Course iconEach course can have an icon associated with it. The icon helps to identify the course subject or type. There are a number of pre-installed icons available within Totara, there are also icons which can be associated with each Activity type. 

Course Feedback RemindersCustomised  messages for Feedback activities  can be sent to course participants based on conditions. Types of messages available are invitation, reminder and escalation. The message content can be customised with fields such as [firstname] and [lastname] [coursename]. 

Embedded reportsEmbedded reports are those which are pre-installed on Totara. 
  
Embedded reports provide their own  default settings, which can be modified by an administrator 

Evidence ItemEvidence items are generally comprised of courses and can only be assigned to competencies, only courses with completion conditions set can be assigned as evidence items. 

External ToolThe external tool enables users to interact with LTI-compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites. 

File pickerA tool that allows you to select files from the file repository using a graphical interface with drag and drop support. 

FiltersAllows specified file formats and content to be displayed. 

Find CourseA menu item which lets you search for a course using extended criteria such as course content type, category and start date. 

HierarchiesAn integral feature of Totara which allows the creating of data structures reflecting the real structure of your organisation in terms of management, job position and division/location. It is also possible to set up a 'Flat' or non-hierarchical structure for these items. 

Learning Plan ObjectivesObjectives can be defined by users and can have a Due date, Priority, Status and Course assigned to them, a detailed description can also be added to an Objective. 

Learning PlansGives learners quick and targeted access to relevant learning; including face to face events and e-learning. The learning plan enables staff to see at a glance their progress against specific learning events and the whole plan. 

Manual Self completionAllows the learner to mark a course as complete - via the self-completion block. 

Messaging output pluginsAllows messages generated by Totara to be output in formats suitable for email, Jabber and popups. 

My Home PageUsers can customise their home page. Default options can be set by the site administrator. 

My private files blockAllows user access to their private files. Quota management is available. 

Navigation blockShows appropriate menus and submenus to assist in navigation around course resources and settings. 
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PluginAn optional component which adds functionality to your Totara. Some standard Totara plugins need to be turned on by Site Administrator. 

Priority scalesCan be allocated to a learning plan item such as a course, objective or competency. You are able to setup multiple priority scales and select a different scale for each item type. 

Program ManagementAllows you to create learning paths for learners where you can define dependencies and control the order and flow of the competencies and courses your learners complete
Record of learningLists all the courses an individual has completed. This can be exported in a variety of formats and for selected individuals. 

Recurring CourseA single course which is set to recur on a cycle using Program Management. 

Report BuilderAn interface which allows you to build customised reports. 

RepositoryUsed to store and manage files in Totara with options to include files from external file repositories and for users to control access to their files. 

ResourcesA Resource is an item that a trainer can add to a course such as a file,video or link. 

TokensCodes which are used to help anonymise and verify data. They can be used in Single Sign-on and resources such as RSS feeds to generate per user RSS URLs. 

Unsupported role assignmentsIdentifies role assignments in contexts not marked as suitable for the role, such as a course creator in an activity or course, or trainer in the user context. 
  
An administrator can check for any unsupported role assignments across the site in Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Unsupported role assignments. 

Web servicesWeb applications which can be run from within Totara and for the external system to use Totara functions.