Comparing Totara versions
  • 19 Oct 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 - 17).

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 16TXP 17

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
17

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






Enrolment banner










Catalogue management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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

1617

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
17

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

14

15

16
17

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

14

15

16
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

Programs



Certifications



Recertification management



Improved program and certification assignment









Extended enterprise

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

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









Enhanced performance activity reporting










Priority card view











Advanced filtering and sorting of activities











Personal and organisational goals



Improved goals user interface










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
17

Custom completion scales



Competency types



Competency profile dashboard









Advanced achievement paths









Proficiency set by assignment










Proficiency achieved date






Competency ratings reporting










Bulk achievement paths










User management

Access management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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







External API










Audience management

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

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
17

Versioned site policies







Multi-lingual site policies







HTML site policies








Site policy consent records







User data management







Data export







Data purging







Notifications

Centralised notifications2.72.99.x10.x
11.x12.x1314
15
16
17
Improved notification preferences











Centralised program and certification notifications











Activity completion notifications











Course notifications











Centralised seminar notifications











Centralised performance activity notifications











Centralised notification auditing











Customisation

Adaptive learning

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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

14

15

1617

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

14

15

16
17

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
17

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








Featured links tile alignment options










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








Advanced content layouts in Weka editor










User engagement

Collaboration and engagement

2.7

2.9

9.x

10.x

11.x

12.x

13

14

15

16
17

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
17

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
17

User library









Engage resources









User/quick surveys









Content likes









Playlists









Playlist ratings









Topic label









Time to read label









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