Moodle and Totara are two leading open source applications, Totara being an improved layer on top of Moodle base code. These two learning management systems share a lot of features but Totara is more advanced compared to Moodle. The comparison of these two systems is shown below: 

Operational Moodle Totara 
Cost  Free Paid  
Latest Version  3.5 11 
Mobile App Moodle 3.5 Moodle 3.5 
Usage Institutions  Organizations 
multi tenancy No Yes
User Management    
user profiles   
Yes
 
Yes
Profile field customization  
Yes
 
Yes
 Bulk Processes  
Yes
 
Yes
Sync positions and organization hierarchies and manager relationships with external HR systems  
No
 
Yes
Manually assign users to an organization role and team  
No
 
Yes
Learning Types and Delivery    
Collaboration and social learning (CP. Forums, wikis)  
Yes
 
Yes
Blended learning – online and face to face activity  
Yes 
 
Yes
synchronous and asynchronous activities   
Yes
 
Yes
Learning plans  
Yes
 
Yes
program management   
No
 
Yes
add courses to learning plans  
Yes
 
Yes
add programs to learning plans  
No
 
Yes
Course enrolment   
Manually assign users to courses  
No
 
Yes
user course enrollment requests  
No
 
Yes
automatically assign users to multiple courses in programs   
No
 
Yes
add cohorts of users to courses  
Yes
 
Yes
Audience management with dynamic cohorts   
No
 
Yes
Dashboard and Badges   
Assign dashboard to specific audience  
No 
 
Yes
badge issue for program completion  
No
 
Yes
badge issue for course completion  
Yes
 
Yes
badge issue for audience membership  
No
 
Yes
Custom certificates  
No
 
Yes
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