Totara Learning Solutions Extends the Life of Moodle 1.9

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With over 67,000 registered sites, Moodle is the most popular Learning Management System globally. Moodle HQ is now fully focused on the Moodle 2.x series and ends support for Moodle 1.9 security fixes in June 2012. To ease the concerns of organisations that are not quite ready to upgrade to Moodle 2, Totara Learning Solutions is sponsoring support for serious security issues with Moodle 1.9 until December 2013.

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Richard Wyles, CEO of Totara said, “This is the open source model in action. We’re committed to the Moodle community and look for ways where we can help out."

As with any software product, Moodle releases have a specific life cycle for support. From time to time legacy functionality will be discontinued or replaced with newer, more current solutions. Recognising that there is still a large installation base for the highly successful Moodle 1.9 version, Totara is working with Moodle partner Catalyst IT to provide long term security support free of charge to the Moodle community. The code will be available from the same place as usual, via download.moodle.org or http://git.moodle.org/gw. Catalyst IT is an authorised Moodle Partner with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Wyles, CEO of Totara said, “This is the open source model in action. We’re committed to the Moodle community and look for ways where we can help out. We know that there are a high number of organisations that, for whatever reason, haven’t made the switch yet so this provides some extended end of life support for them. TotaraLMS is a custom distribution of Moodle for enterprise customers so we’re not really focused on the education market. But that’s not the point. We’re strong believers in the virtuous circle of the open source model.”

About Totara
Founded by Kineo eLearning and Catalyst IT, Totara Learning Solutions is a global alliance dedicated to fundamentally changing the nature of the LMS software market. Totara is a commercial distribution of the open source platform, Moodle, and is available on a subscription basis which provides ongoing support and enhancements. Totara can reduce a corporate enterprise's learning management costs significantly whilst providing some of the most advanced learning management functionality.

From a simple concept; that open source software, developed with an active community, can deliver real benefits in learning and development for corporate organizations, comes a big vision; to transform corporate learning. Totara is delivering this vision though:

    Driving down costs with zero license fees
    Delivering peace of mind with commercial support
    Collaborative model of innovation
    Making customization easy
    Having a different way of innovating

Over 100 organizations have already selected Totara LMS. These include large corporations with over 100,000 employees to small enterprises. Totara LMS clients come from a variety of sectors, including finance, retail, energy, health, government and the not-for-profit sector.

For more information visit: http://www.totaralms.com

About Catalyst IT
Catalyst IT is an authorised Moodle Partner with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Catalyst provides a range of services focused around free and open source technologies including products such as TotaraLMS, Moodle, Mahara, Drupal and Koha and many others.

For more information visit catalyst.net.nz.

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