Comparing Totara versions
  • 24 May 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 (v13 - 16).

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

TXP 14

TXP 15

TXP 16

SCORM compliance


SCORM attempt management









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





Content marketplace activity









LinkedIn Learning integration









Course management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

Multiple course formats


Activity completion criteria


Activity completion notifications









Course completion criteria


Course completion upload


Course completion editor





Record of Prior Learning


Bulk course creation


Activities and resources


Groups


Recycle bin





Enrolment banner









Course notifications









Catalogue management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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 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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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


Seminar centralised 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

14

15

16

Activity results leaderboard



Topic access restrictions


Quiz access password


Course access keys


Orphaned activities


Custom course and activity notifications









Social and collaborative learning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

Feedback activity


Conditional feedback questions


Feedback reminders


Choice activity


Mobile app

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

App authentication








Mobile branding








Current courses








Current programs and certifications








Offline SCORM Player








Push notifications








Mobile catalogue (Find learning)










Course self-enrolment








Organisation and compliance management

Reporting

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

Organisational hierarchies


Positional hierarchies


Competency hierarchies


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

14

15

16

Programs


Certifications


Recertification management


Improved program and certification assignment








Centralised program and certification notifications









Extended enterprise

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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








Tenant default images









Tenant branded email









Development and review

Learning plans

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

Legacy appraisals and 360 feedback





Performance activities








Appraisals








Feedback








Check-ins








Redisplay question









Goal review










Learning review










Competency review









Evidence review









Aggregated responses









Activity close dates









Direct report participants









Advanced participation management









Dynamic performance activities









Hide incomplete responses









Hide/close suspended user responses









Participation reporting








Performance activity reporting








Priority card view










Advanced filtering and sorting of activities










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

14

15

16

Custom completion scales


Competency types


Competency profile dashboard








Advanced achievement paths








Proficiency set by assignment









Proficiency achieved date





Competency ratings reporting









User management

Access management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

Guest access


Self registration


Self registration with approval





OAuth2.0 (Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google login)








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

14

15

16

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







Audience and workspace sync









Team management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

Custom program notifications




Centralised 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

14

15

16

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





Improved notification preferences









Globalisation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

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

14

15

16

ML recommendations engine








Natural language and hashtag processing








User profile inputs









Trending items








Workspace recommendations








Microlearning recommendations








Course recommendations








Related content tab









Content creation and curation

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16

User library








Engage resources








User/quick surveys








Content likes








Playlists








Playlist ratings








Topic label








Time to read label








 


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