Totara Learn has made the top 20 list for “The Best Learning Management Systems based on User Experience” curated by eLearning Industry. The list (see below) has been created “using a holistic approach and is based on input from actual LMS users”.

Over the last few months, LMS users have been asked review the learning management systems they use. They were asked to comment on areas including system usability and perceived usefulness.

For usefulness, the review focused on whether the LMS had the appropriate functions and whether it fulfilled the goals and task requirements on the user. For usability, the review concentrated on frequency of use, complexity and ease of use.

Totara Learn came 13th in the list of Top 20 learning management systems, closely following Docebo. Both providers were given an overall score of 76%. Totara Learn beat other popular systems including Upside LMS, Litmos by Callidus Cloud and Moodle.

Why did Totara Learn make the list?

Totara has continued to grow from strength to strength since its creation in 2010. ‘Totara Learn’ as a brand has been born in more recent years and makes up a mixture of learning and performance management. This means that, for a very cost effective annual license, you get a lot for your money.

Unlike most other learning management systems, Totara is built on a network of partners across the world. So rather than dealing with Totara direct, you pick a Totara Partner that best suits your organisational needs. For example, some Partners just provide the system, whereas others can offer the system and eLearning content.

Totara Learn is often credited for the various functionality in reporting, managing blended learning and appraisals. Whilst many other systems can fall down on functionality, the Totara Community also strengthens Totara’s proposition.

What is the Totara Community?

The Totara Community is a place that brings Totara customers and Totara prospects, into one place. For those looking for a new LMS, you can easily sign up to access their demo site as a administrator, manager, trainer or learner. You can then explore the functionality of the system in your own time before approaching a Totara Partner.

For existing Totara Learn customers, the Totara Community acts as a place to ask questions and gain support for tasks you’re unsure on how to complete. The Totara Academy section of the Community allows you to view videos and training content to learn how to complete tasks.

The Totara Community acts as a great resource all round and is one of the reasons it appeals so much to those on the look out for an LMS.

Want to find out more about Totara Learn?

As a Totara Platinum Partner, Learning Nexus will happily provide you with a free Totara Learn LMS demo. Just fill in our contact form here or email us at You can also read more about the LMS on our website.


The Best Learning Management Systems based on User Experience