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 – improving recruitment and retention

Using Think Learning’s unique workflow and on-boarding portal Your 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 the start will […]

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Think Learning Listed on G-Cloud 11

The UK Government G-Cloud framework is an initiative which aims to make the procurement of Cloud based software, services or people to deliver digital projects across the whole of the Public Sector simpler, clearer and quicker. Think Learning are proud to say we have been selected for the G-Cloud Framework and are now live on […]

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When you laugh you learn with Celia Delaney

On this L&D Podcast, Nick Day is joined by Celia Delaney – a keynote speaker and comedian who boasts a brilliant track record in HR Management, L&D and coaching.  Right now, Celia is passionate and focused on offering a totally new approach to Learning & Development.This approach incorporates fun, comedy and encourages universal engagement.  It is an online […]

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Talent Management & the Power of Conversations – Hesketh Emden – Podcast

Welcome to the second HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. Hesketh is a multi-award-winning talent management professional to discuss his experience in developing employee cultures, his passion for promoting and training the power of conversations and of course, to understand more about his learning and development design and strategy implementation […]

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Content Curation for L&D Professionals – Podcast

Welcome to the first HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. Stephen is an incredibly successful entrepreneur from within the content curation and learning and development space and has successfully co-founded with Steve Rayson, three content curation, e-learning and blended solutions companies including Kineo, BuzzSumo and more recently, Anders Pink In this […]

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A 2-minute video insight into why we chose to become a Totara Partner

Listen to our CEO Shaun Wilde give a quick insight on why we chose to become a Totara Partner Feedback.   Transcript: A key thing for ourselves was the high configuration that Totara provides, not only with the client side in site administration and all the various user levels but also on the server side. […]

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Rapid e-Learning Development

Technology gives organisations huge opportunities to revolutionise the way in which learning is delivered, not just in the creation of e-learning content to support face-to-face training, but in improving and revolutionising entire learning and knowledge processes. Your Challenges Do you have local e-learning needs not adequately covered by third party resources? Do you want to […]

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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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Key components of Totara Learn V11

This overview highlights the key components within Totara Learn 11 and shows how its features and functionality work together to help you achieve your training and development needs. Click here to download the PDF.

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Key features of Performance Appraisal in Totara Learn

Totara Learn is feature rich – the existing list of features / core functionality exceeds most other enterprise wide performance and learning management systems we have looked at. We’ve summarised for you below the key functionality for managing employee performance: Definable workflow – define your own workflows with Totara Learn’s easy-to-use, online Appraisal Builder. You can include multiple stages, […]

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Why are organisations choosing Totara Learn for Performance Appraisal?

Today, more than ever, the achievement of your organisational objectives is dependent upon the knowledge, skills and experience of your workforce. Performance management is a core business practice. It revolves around the ability to give staff constructive feedback so that they can improve the quality of their work. Company goals and/or individual goals are defined […]

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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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Totara Learn offers a great solution to managing nurse revalidation

We have built online forms in Totara Learn, which replicate the NMC Revalidation templates (CPD Log, Practice-Related feedback, Reflective Accounts, Practice Hours), enabling you to launch an NMC-compliant e-Portfolio solution very quickly. System customisations can be created quickly and easily where required to supplement the core functionality, and the fact that Totara Learn can accommodate […]

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Is the effectiveness of your LMS affected by your IT infrastructure?

In February 2014 the Brandon Hall research report stated Learning Management Systems were under-performing in the eyes of organisations. Satisfaction with Learning Management platforms was low and 47.7% of respondents were looking for alternative solutions and providers. Dissatisfaction with organisations’ existing LMS’s seems to prevail and many are now citing that their LMS is also […]

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Totara Learn Learning Activities and Resources

Learning Activities Below is a summary of the comprehensive range of learning activities that can be configured to meet your needs in Totara Learn and combined into learning pathways. Assignments Enables trainers to communicate tasks, collect work and provide grades and feedback. Learners can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, […]

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Exploring the potential of blended learning and learning pathways in Totara Learn

Blended learning involves combining on the job experience, informal and formal/classroom training with the flexibility of technology enhanced learning methods, including flipped classrooms. A key driver for adopting a blended approach to learning is often the need to reduce the cost of learning through the optimization of resources and the time spent on undertaking learning […]

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Matomo provides user activity analytics within Totara Learn v10

‘Big data’ is making a significant impact in almost every area of business, and most organisations are ramping up their investment and interest in data as it becomes a more feasible opportunity. Totara Learn has always featured customisable reports that focus on outcomes. For example: Who’s completed what content? What scores have people got in a […]

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