Set up Totara Mobile
  • 03 Feb 2022
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Set up Totara Mobile

The Totara Mobile app allows learners to access and complete their assigned learning on their mobile devices, and even complete SCORM learning offline. The app displays learning activities and resources in a mobile-friendly format, and allows learners to review their assigned programs, certifications and courses.

Before you can start using the mobile app you need to enable it on your site by following these steps:

  1. Go to Quick-access menu > Plugins > Mobile > Mobile settings
  2. Tick Enable mobile app
  3. Click Save changes

You can then set up the app's authentication methods.

  1. Go to Quick-access menu > Plugins > Mobile > Mobile authentication
  2. Use the Type of login dropdown menu to choose the authentication method you want.
  3. Click Save changes.  

Additionally, you can configure the app's theme by navigating to Quick-access menu > Plugins > Mobile > Mobile theme, ensuring that the app aligns with your site's look and feel.


Enable mobile app

Site Administrators can enable this setting by ticking the checkbox. The default setting is No, meaning the mobile app is disabled.

When this setting is turned on the web services are enabled for the Totara app or other apps requesting them.

URL scheme

Here you can enter a URL if you want to allow your app to be opened via a browser window.

If you have one you can enter your organisation's mobile URL here.

You can find out more about the Totara Mobile app in the dedicated Totara Mobile section. A number of features work differently in the app compared to the desktop version.

If you are using Apache + mod_php, CGI, or PHP-FPM, and intend to use the Totara Mobile app then you will need to additionally add the following directive to your VirtualHost entry for the site, in order for Apache to correctly pass the authentication headers required by the app:
SetEnvIf Authorization "(.*)" HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1

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