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Andrew Boag

ChatOps is King in High Stakes Exam Support

Catalyst recently entered the world of high stakes online assessment with the launch of our eAssessment offering in partnership with Monash University. As part of the Catalyst...
Dmitrii Metelkin

Safe Exam Browser – Tighter Moodle Integration

Catalyst is proud to announce a new milestone in our ongoing partnership with the Moodle project. Moodle is the world’s leading Learning Management System (LMS), as well as being...

Edtech LMS – Moodle 3.9

What is Moodle LMS? The Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) is a world leading educational technology solution for the education sector. It enables universities and...
Andrew Boag

ETL Power with Pygrametl

Catalyst has been helping our clients wrestle data from one system to another for many years. Whether this be very formal Enterprise system integration engagements, or just custom...
Andrew Boag

MFA for your Enterprise Moodle

MFA plugin - Moodle Taking this opportunity to congratulate and thank three of our great Moodle developers, Brenden Heywood, Mikhail Golenkov and Peter Burnett for the...

Cutting our AWS spend in half

It often seems that, by default, our AWS monthly spends go in only one direction - up. Our AWS cost reduction strategy has evolved over time, through the work we’ve done for...
Brendan Heywood

Under the hood of Moodle’s cron system

At Catalyst we work with a lot of clients who have pretty big Moodle instances. One of the critical parts of Moodle is the Task API aka cron system which ticks along in the...
Andrew Boag

Follow The Sun Support – One Year In

Catalyst started up in 1997, and from humble beginnings as an outsourced services company we have grown to over 250 staff globally, with seven offices across Australia, New...
Andrew Boag

PostgreSQL PITR in AWS: Tips and Usage

Catalyst has been working with the great open source Relational Database Management Solutions (RDMS) MySQL and PostgreSQL for well over a decade. We are proud of the...