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Moodle™ vs Totara: Which LMS is Right for Me?

September 19, 2019

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 Moodle and Totara are both robust and flexible learning management systems, but how do you decide which one is right for your organization?

What is Moodle?

Moodle is an industry leading open source learning management system to deliver your eLearning programs. With over 202,000,000 users in 200+ countries, Moodle is a proven platform for educators, trainers and learners.

As a highly flexible LMS, Moodle can be used to conduct courses online or to support face-to-face teaching. Functionality can be extended with over 500 plugins for assignments, quizzes, grading, certification, and social and collaborative learning.

More About Moodle

READ MORE: Check out our Moodle User Guide: An Introduction To Moodle, which will provide you with an overview of what Moodle can do and how it has been utilized across different industries.


What is Totara Learn?

Totara is an open source distribution of Moodle.  Moodle was primarily built to suit the needs of Education where Totara was designed for Corporate Learning. You get the same benefits of using an open source platform and leveraging Moodle with a significant increase in functionality.

So what gain do you get in functionality?  Check out our comparison chart below or click here to learn more about Totara.

More About Totara

Totara Learn 12 and Moodle 3.8 LMS Feature Comparison Chart

There are many similarities between the two popular open-source LMS options and we are here to help you identify which fits with your needs (click on the chart below for a PDF version):

image moodle 3.8 vs totara 12 feature comparison chart

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