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Alex Lawn

Are you paying enough attention to your AWS spend? A few tips on how you could save thousands of dollars.

Previously, we shared with you some of the strategies we have used to cut our AWS spend in half. Since then, we have identified some of the other areas in the cloud that save us and our clients time and money, and we’d like to share some of them with you today.

Supercharge your business: why it pays to be open.

Open sourcing fosters a sustainable life for your projects and better quality results for your end user and your bottom line alike. Think about a fresh cup of coffee. What do you care about most from the below...

Does your digital strategy empower your business goals, or hinder them?

The P’s - PEOPLE. PURPOSE. PROFIT. - are important but how effective and efficient you can be in achieving the bigger goals under each of those strategic pillars, will increasingly depend on the decisions you make around investments in and the use of technologies. 10 things we noted for you at THETA 2023...

Controlling access to your Moodle courses is easy with ‘Enrolment Key’ plugin.

If you're an educator or administrator using Moodle, you know that enroling new users can be a cumbersome and time-consuming process. With the "Moodle Enrolment key based self-registration" plugin, you can streamline the process and make it easier for new users to both create their new account and enrol in courses.

Moodle administrators, how much control do you have over your site? Here are the dashboard views you will find useful.

Not all Moodle site administrators see the very important information as to how their site is being used. Here, we touch on the questions you should be asking yourself to make better decisions about your Moodle site functionality and security, as well as share some of the dashboard views you will find useful.

Higher Education Providers’ Current Challenges and Opportunities.

Are you being honest about the real effects of the decisions made in a rush? While many educators and students are embracing learning management systems and enjoying the flexibility of working / learning from home, latest industry research findings confirm that the declining rate of student engagement is one of the biggest challenges higher education providers are now dealing with. In this blog, we unpack this and other challenges as well as opportunities for higher education providers. Click below.

The Rise of Micro-credentialing.

Education and training is often an expensive and time consuming exercise for both individuals and businesses. The need for proper digital infrastructure and quicker, more affordable ways to upskill talent is clear. Micro-credentialing is an excellent solution for both worlds – education providers and consumers. Click below to learn why and how we can help you sell more courses online.

Latest Moodle Release is Here: Why we love Moodle 4.1.

It’s no surprise that each Moodle release takes good to great and betters it every time. Being Open Source, Moodle is constantly supported by a global community of developers and users. It is feature-rich, highly configurable and most importantly flexible to individual organisations’ needs. Here is what we love most about Moodle 4.1...

Optimise Performance of Your Moodle Site – thanks, Catalyst.

Performing Brain Surgery on the Beating Heart of Moodle was the topic of Cameron Ball, our colleague’s, presentation at the Moodle Moot Global 2022. In this blog, Cameron shares some tips on how he and his team achieved great efficiencies for our client's Moodle site.

2022 Moodle Award Winners: LMS Contributor of the Year and Premium Partner of the Year!

We are very excited to have received two of these very special recognitions at the 2022 Moodle Certified Partner Awards last week - LMS Contributor of the Year for our global team (Catalyst IT New Zealand, Australia, UK and Canada) and Moodle Premium Partner of the Year for the APAC region for Catalyst IT Australia.

Catalyst IT partner with Course Merchant to offer a sophisticated e-commerce solution for their clients.

Selling online education has never been easier. Whether you are an existing higher education provider who wants to sell a high volume of short courses (micro credentialing) or a business offering on-demand webinars or tutorials. Together with Course Merchant, we can help you make this happen.