Catalyst IT is a multi-region Mahara Business Partner. We provide cloud hosting, managed services and custom development for your Mahara ePortfolio System.


Catalyst open source technology experts provide services for Mahara migration, integration, custom development and cloud hosting with 24/7 support services.

Introducing Mahara ePortfolio

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio management system with a social networking capability.  Mahara enables users to digitally record and document evidence of  their learning experiences and journey that can be shared with their fellow students, work colleagues, teachers and learning & development staff for review and feedback.

How to use Mahara

Portfolio creators

• Reflect on your learning, upload files, and add content from social media sites
• Align your portfolio to a competency framework and visualise your achievements
• Decide which individuals or groups can see your portfolios and provide feedback


Provide a mobile-friendly, easy-to-use platform to support and showcase learning:

• Customise it to suit your organisation’s brand and its goals
• Integrate with your learning management system and network of applications to support your students and staff

How Catalyst IT supports Mahara

Being Mahara Bsiness Partners, the Catalyst team have in-depth, expert knowledge of Maraha and offer a wide range of services to support the success of Mahara ePortfolio platform for you and your business:

reporting and analytics

Business requirements analysis

We offer top quality requirements analysis and documentation services to capture what you want to accomplish with Mahara.

Installation and optimisation

We can give advice and support you implementing Mahara at your organisation efficiently and according to best practice.

Development and integration

Our core Mahara developers have the expertise to help you design and implement new features as well as integrate with other systems.

Managed hosting services

With 24/7 monitoring and security protocols in place, we offer a safe, stable, and scalable Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosting environment for your Mahara site.

Theming and design

Our creative team will work with you to develop an innovative look and feel for your site while retaining your organisation’s brand and identity.

Training and support

We provide tailored training and support packages to help you get the most out of your Mahara site.

Celebrating 15 years of supporting learners

Hear from Mahara Project Lead – Kristina Hoeppner

Can we help develop and support your Mahara ePortfolio platform?

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