Totara LMS Features: A Brief Overview


Totara LMS features enable companies to customize the e-learning system.
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Totara is among the most widely used learning management systems (LMS) worldwide, with over 16 million users globally. Trusted by renowned companies such as Amazon, PepsiCo, Samsung, and Deloitte, this powerful, robust, and highly customizable platform has become the preferred solution for e-learning for numerous organizations. One of the key factors contributing to its popularity is its diverse range of features, which we will explore in detail in our article.

What exactly is Totara LMS?

Before delving into the list of Totara LMS features, let’s discuss the e-learning platform a bit. What exactly is Totara? The company defines itself as follows:

Totara Learn is a robust, powerful Learning Management System (LMS) that allows you to deliver targeted learning via courses, programs, certifications, and learning plans. The learning content you create can contain content you create within and outside of Totara, instructor-led events and other blended learning content.

While the above definition is precise, it does not provide a full picture. Let’s explore why Totara is so special.

  • Totara is a highly customizable e-learning software for organizations.
  • You can tailor it to your specific organizational needs (design, courses, learning methods, reporting, and much more).
  • It allows organizations to create courses or access ready-to-use learning resources.
  • It provides students with a fun and intuitive learning experience and uses gamification for an enjoyable user experience.
  • Totara LMS is built upon Moodle, which is a trusted and reliable open-source software platform.

Totara LMS offers various features

There is not a one-size-fits-all solution for e-learning. Fortunately, Totara LMS features enable companies to customize the e-learning system to their specific needs. Let’s delve into the most important ones!

Totara Learn functionality overview (Source: Totara)

Course management

As an organization, you may require different types of courses. Just to provide a few ideas:

  • Onboarding: When your employees join the company, the HR department can assign them (or they can be assigned automatically) to an onboarding course, enabling them to learn crucial information to kickstart their work.
  • Fire and safety course: Organizations must maintain fire and safety courses for their employees to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and ensure worker safety.
  • Department-specific courses: Do you want to enhance turnover rates? A well-constructed course for the sales department might help with that. Are you unsatisfied with the content on the company’s blog? Perhaps a crash course for the copywriters could improve that. Whatever your organizational needs, e-learning is a powerful tool in your arsenal to elevate your performance without hefty expenditures.
    Course management tools allow you to tailor courses to your organization’s needs easily and intuitively. We assist you in familiarizing yourself with the platform, after which you will be able to create courses on your own.

Offline and virtual learning

Are you planning to adopt a hybrid approach and integrate e-learning with offline learning? We have some excellent news. Totara can handle offline resources (locations, rooms, etc.), allowing you to seamlessly integrate both realms.


Learning does not have to be dull and tedious. Totara LMS features enable you to incorporate gamification for a more engaging learning experience. The more enjoyable the learning process, the easier it becomes for individuals to acquire new knowledge.

Survey and evaluation tools

Do you need to collect regular feedback (e.g. employee satisfaction, exit interviews, etc.)? Do you want to periodically assess your employees’ knowledge of certain topics? Totara features enable you to do just that. You can create tests, surveys, and questionnaires in a matter of minutes, automatically distribute them to specific groups, and analyze the results with just a few clicks, saving valuable time for the HR department.

Content management

Totara LMS features enable you to use a wide range of learning resources, including:

  • text,
  • pictures,
  • videos,
  • audio files,
  • URLs,
  • files (PDFs, PPTs), and much more.

Social learning

Totara offers social and collaborative learning options. It includes features such as workshops, live chat, chat logs, wikis, group assignments, and even forums. You can create a Q&A site for your company to boost productivity, host workshops on non-work-related subjects to increase employee loyalty, and more.

Mobile app for iOS and Android

Totara is available on iOS and Android. The mobile app helps organization members stay on track with their studies even with hectic schedules. They can carry learning resources with them in their pockets wherever they go.


Reporting typically consumes a significant amount of time for the HR department. Fortunately, Totara LMS features fasten the process. You can generate automated reports on individuals, groups, departments, or the entire company or you can create custom ones from scratch, easily. These reports can be easily shared with management to aid in decision-making.


Totara Language Packs make e-learning accessible to everyone in a multicultural work environment. You are not limited to English only.

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