Jamie Harwood, Author at Think Learning blog posts

Think Learning – Approved Supplier for G-Cloud 12

The UK Government ‘G-Cloud’ procurement framework provides a simple and robust route for public sector organisations to buy digital services and IT systems (cloud-based software, hosting, support, and expertise). Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to […]

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Think Learning announce a new partnership with thirst.io

thirst.io is the cloud based, powerful, content authoring tool, uniquely integrating directly into Totara Learn. The integration gives content authors and LMS administrators the ability to update content dynamically within a course, no need to export and upload SCORM files. Here is a quick insight into how it feels to use thirst.io. Simply drag and […]

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Integrate Totara Learn and Microsoft Teams for online training

  As you will probably have experienced face to face training has stopped as we socially distance ourselves from work colleagues, yet companies need to educate and support users whilst they work from home, learn new skills, or deliver personal well being or mental health support. Thankfully, Totara Learn can help you engage your users […]

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What next for the humble LMS in the Healthcare sector?

Where is Healthcare Today? The world’s healthcare needs are changing. Growing and ageing populations, new and improved medications and new life extending procedures all place an increased pressure on our healthcare systems.  At the same time, dramatic improvements in medical techniques and care pathways result in the need for changing medical skills and resources. Implementing […]

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Compliance Audits: are you prepared for your next inspection?

Are you prepared for your next compliance audit? Few words can strike fear into the hearts of a learning team quite like ‘compliance audit’. If you’re lucky, you might have relatively predictable annual audits, for which you can thoroughly prepare and ensure you have everything in order. If you’re not so lucky, you might only […]

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Totara Academy – an education resource from Totara

The Totara Academy is a resource provided by Totara offering interactive videos, exercises and assessments on a whole range of functionality included in Totara products. It is perfect for users with every level of experience. Content is accessed via their popular Totara Community hub here https://totara.community/ How much does it cost? Anyone can join the […]

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Think Learning look forward to the NHS Workforce Forum 2019

Think Learning are proud to support NHS Employers and their annual NHS Workforce Forum, held this year at the Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands. The forum is in its 3rd year and is aimed at board level workforce leaders in the NHS.  Each year it goes from strength to strength with more attendees and […]

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New 2019 Totara webinars

Most months Totara produce a series of Totara webinars for free for their customers and people interested in Totara products. The upcoming schedule of webinars for October to November 2019 can be seen below. As a customer, you can sign up to Totara webinars by clicking on this link and sign in with your Totara […]

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On-boarding and Health and Wellbeing

Using Think Learning’s unique Workflow and on-boarding portal Your on-boarding experience and first few weeks in a new company has a huge impact on your perception of the organisation, your new colleagues and managers. The technology a company invests in for its workforce, the culture of the business, how welcomed and supported you feel at […]

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Five key ways Totara Learn supports onboarding

A good onboarding process can determine future performance. Onboarding new employees effectively plays a crucial role in employee retention, turnover and performance. Technology can have a huge impact on both employers and new employees. It can create a more efficient onboarding process through automation and it can increase engagement and productivity in new employees. One […]

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Pre-Hire Learning using Totara Learn

The NHS Streamlining programme originally started due to the experience of a Doctor on rotation between Trusts. They were completing the same paperwork and the same Statutory and Mandatory training in each organisation, delaying their start on front-line services. Induction training took place in the classroom and before education was streamlined there was a chance […]

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High Compliance using Totara Learning Audiences

One of the aims of the NHS Streamlining agenda is to drive up not just the quality of Mandatory and Statutory training (MaST) but to deliver high compliance rates across regions, reducing organisational risk and improving Care Quality Commision (CQC) results. This can only be delivered by correctly understanding the training requirements of your workforce […]

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NHS Streamlining, Totara and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

Across all the regional NHS Streamlining programmes one key component consistently strengthens and ties the Statutory and Mandatory workstreams together – the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) With a highly mobile workforce, employers often need to identify a recruits previous training. Where information is lacking, people can repeat training unnecessarily, wasting time and money. The CSTF […]

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Business cases for a new LMS in healthcare

We know about the challenges faced by organisations in the healthcare sector around education – high DNA rates on classroom courses, poor access to technology to complete training and in-flexible legacy LMS’s to name but a few. So how do you create a business case to support the move to new learning technology? Facing a […]

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Integrated Care Systems workforce plans supported by Totara Learn

Sustainability Transformation Plans (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) have been designed to drive transformation in health and care delivery across the NHS and social care.  STP plans often support the recommendations of the Carter Report, particularly the aim of making back office functions and services more efficient. Having spent the last 10 years working with […]

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