Comparing Totara versions
  • 21 Jun 2022
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Comparing Totara versions


This table shows a comparison of major features across all Totara Learn (v2.7 - 12) and the Totara Talent Experience Platform (TXP) versions 13.

Features have been grouped together into categories for ease of use.

Learning and delivery

Content management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

TXP 13

SCORM compliance

LTI v2 support




Static content creation

File and folder upload

Drag-and-drop file upload

Add URL

Glossary activity 

Database activity

Lesson activity

Book activity

External repository APIs

Content marketplace




Course management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Multiple course formats

Activity completion criteria

Course completion criteria

Course completion upload

Course completion editor




Record of Prior Learning

Bulk course creation

Activities and resources

Groups

Recycle bin




Catalogue management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Categories and subcategories

Backup and restore

Course and activity tagging

Program and certification tagging





Tag collections




Custom course fields

Custom search and filters

Topic filters







Time to read filter







Resource and playlist search







Custom course icons

Custom course images






Report-based (Enhanced) catalogue

Grid catalogue






Catalogue homepage







Header and footer blocks







Assessment and achievement

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Open badges

Badge endorsements







Badge versions







Multi-language badges







Badge issue for course completion

Badge issue for program completion




Badge issue for audience membership




Custom certificates

Quiz activity

Drag-and-drop question types



Grading

Assignment activity

Offline and virtual learning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Seminar events and sessions dashboard



Event attendance tracking

Session attendance tracking







Grade to pass







Manual grading







Valid no show status







Attendance upload







Booking management

Waitlisting

Waitlisting conflict alerts





Declare interest

Signup sheet



Self approval

Manager approval

Two-stage approval



Multiple signups based on attendance status






Asset management



Room management

Facilitator management







MS teams and Zoom webinar integration







Manager reservations

Custom notifications

Custom messaging

Custom fields for sign up and cancellation

Custom fields for all forms and elements



Repeat seminars when enrolled via a certification





Gamification

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Activity results leaderboard


Topic access restrictions

Quiz access password

Course access keys

Orphaned activities

Social and collaborative learning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Live chat activity

Forum activity

Pinned forum posts




Forum discussion locking




Workshop (peer review) activity

Messaging

Wiki activity

Feedback and evaluation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Feedback activity

Conditional feedback questions

Feedback reminders

Choice activity

Mobile app

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

App authentication







Mobile branding







Current courses







Current programs and certifications







Offline SCORM Player







Push notifications







Organisation and compliance management

Reporting

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

In-built admin reports

In-built course reports

Custom report builder

Report source search







Report templates







Scheduled reporting

Scheduled reports sent via email

Scheduled report send to self





Scheduled report source





Scheduled report capability





Set scheduled report recipients





Exportable reports

Graphical reporting

Updated graphical reports







Clone report


Global report restrictions


Content restriction by audience






Report column aggregation

Default saved searches







Performance optimisation




Hierarchies

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Organisational hierarchies

Positional hierarchies

Competency hierarchies

Totara Sync renamed to HR Import

Support for partial sync within HR Import




Source and schedule settings for each element






Job assignment HR Import source




Competency HR Import source






Competency export






Compliance management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Programs

Certifications

Recertification management

Improved program and certification assignment







Extended enterprise

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Enhanced multitenancy support







Tenant administrators







Tenant bulk user upload







Tenant-specific courses







Tenant-only resources







Tenant-only workspaces







Tenant-specific performance activities







Tenant dashboards







Tenant theme configuration







Tenant login pages







Development and review

Learning plans

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Custom workflows

Multiple templates

Evidence custom fields



Dynamically assigned learning plans



Talent management and succession planning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Competencies linked to organisations

Competencies linked to positions

Competencies auto-added to learning plans

External evidence

Custom evidence forms







Performance management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Legacy appraisals and 360 feedback


Performance activities







Appraisals







Feedback







Check-ins







Participation reporting







Performance activity reporting







Personal and organisational goals

Link positions and organisations to company goals


Competency management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Custom completion scales

Competency types

Competency profile dashboard







Advanced achievement paths







Proficiency achieved date




User management

Access management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Guest access

Self registration

Self registration with approval




OAuth2.0







Instant access to learning for self-registered users




Password expiry for self registered users





Password policy

Password rotation policy

Custom access rights

Persistent login option





Audience management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Set audiences

Dynamic audiences

Tenant audiences







Disable automatic membership updates


Course/certification/program visibility

Course/certification/program enrolment

Learning plan assignment

Goal assignment

Access rights assignment

Legacy main menu navigation



Main menu






Team management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Team dashboard

Job assignment-based seminar approval



All reporting staff (multiple job assignments)



User account management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Browse users report




Profile information

Users must complete required profile fields upon login





Position assignment

Manager assignment

Multiple manager assignments



Organisation assignment

Primary, secondary and aspirational positions






Job assignments



Improved user creation workflow







Configurable user profile page







Custom user profile card







Tenant association







Enrolment management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Manual and self enrolment

Audience sync enrolment

Competency-based enrolment

Seminar direct enrolment

Learning plan-based enrolment

GDPR

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Versioned site policies





Multi-lingual site policies





HTML site policies






Site policy consent records





User data management





Data export





Data purging





Customisation

Adaptive learning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Custom program notifications

Course reordering within sets







‘Then’ and ‘or’ dividers between program course sets

‘And’ dividers between program course sets


Optional courses within program course sets



Activity completion tracking

Activity access restrictions

Organisation and position activity access restrictions





Audience and preferred language activity access restrictions





Time since completing activity restriction






Learner personalisation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

User themes

Alerts and tasks

My Learning page






Learner dashboard(s)



Record of learning

My current learning



Last course accessed block



Recently viewed block







Activity completion-based progress bars




Program progress bar based on course set progress






User tours




Globalisation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Multiple language translation packs

Language customisation

Right-to-left display support

Multiple time zone support

Multiple date and calendar formats

Design and navigation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Audience-based dashboards

Clone dashboards



Access control-based main menu

Customisable and responsive theme

Ventura theme and customisation options







Customisable user menu


Font-based icons



Featured links block




Program and certification tiles within featured links





Course progress display on featured links





Enhanced gallery display within featured links






Quick add block workflow






Header and footer block regions






Front page centre block






Three levels of top navigation






New administration/quick-access menu






Default course, program and certification images






User engagement

Collaboration and engagement

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

Workspaces







Engagement reporting







MS Teams integration with Totara Engage







Recommendations and content discovery

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

ML recommendations engine







Natural language and hashtag processing







Trending items







Workspace recommendations







Microlearning recommendations







Course recommendations







Content creation and curation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

User library







Engage resources







User/quick surveys







Content likes







Playlists







Playlist ratings







Topic label







Time to read label







 

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