Catalyst IT Australia is a Premium Certified Moodle Partner

Moodle

Catalyst is a multi-region Premium Moodle Certified Partner.  We create high performance and engaging Moodle Learning Management Systems (LMS): edtech that delivers on your organisational goals.

Higher education university students using edtech Moodle LMS

Delivering robust, custom developed e-learning solutions built upon Moodle LMS, we also provide full managed services.  This ensures our large, multi-region clients can focus on their learning goals and outcomes while we look after the ongoing technical performance of their platforms. 

What is Moodle?

Moodle definition: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment

Moodle is an open source software learning management system (LMS) that provides a platform for e-learning. It supports educators to deliver digital, engaging learning experiences for online students. It is a highly regarded educational technology (edtech) in the higher education and tertiary education sectors. 

This short 2 minute video provides an overview of Moodle LMS

Moodle features

Moodles offers a number of key features to support educators, administrators and students. 

Course development and management features

  • Direct learning paths - design and manage courses to meet various requirements. Classes can be instructor-led, self-paced, blended or online
  • Encourage collaboration - built-in collaborative publishing features foster engagement and encourage content-driven collaboration
  • Embed external resources - teach materials and include assignments from other sites and connect to the gradebook in Moodle
  • Multi-media integration - built-in media support enables you to easily search for and insert video and audio files in your courses
  • Group management - group learners to share courses, differentiate activities and facilitate team work
  • Marking workflow - assign different markers to assignments, manage grade moderation and control when marks are released 

Administrative features

  • Secure authentication and mass enrolment - Over 50 authentication and enrolment options to add and enrol users to your Moodle site 
  • Multilingual capability - Allow users to view course content and learn in their own language, or set it up for multilingual users and organisations
  • Bulk course creation and easy backup - add courses in bulk, back up and restore large courses with ease
  • Manage user roles and permissions - address security concerns by defining roles to specify and manage user access
  • High interoperability - freely integrate external applications and content or create your own plugin for custom integrations.
  • Regular security updates - Moodle is regularly updated with the latest security patches to help ensure your Moodle site is secure

User experience features 

  • Modern easy to use interface - designed to be responsive and accessible
  • Personalised dashboard - displays current, past and future courses, along with tasks due
  • Collaborative tools and activities - work and learn together in forums, wikis, glossaries, database activities and much more
  • All-in-one calendar - keep track of your course deadlines, group meetings, exam dates and other personal events
  • Convenient file management - drag and drop files from cloud storage devices including MS OneDrive, Dopbox and Google Drive
  • Simple and intuitive text editor - format text and add media and images with an editor that works across all web browsers and devices

 

Moodle latest version

 

Moodle 3.11 is here, discover the new features today
The latest version of the Moodle Learning Management System

Moodle 3.11 is the latest release of the LMS, enhancing the online learning experience for both educators and learners.  New features include: 

  • Student activity completion – to help students organise their learning
  • Accessibility checker  - to identify common accessibility issues in your course content
  • Settings retention - when you create quiz questions with specific settings, they can be stores and applied to the next question.
  • Essay question word count - a minimum and maximum word count can be set, which will trigger a message for learners when it’s not met. 
  • Plagiarism checker - a plagiarism detector plugin is available to check the academic integrity of answers to Essay questions.
  • Support for Open Badges v2.1, the latest standard for Digital Badges developed by IMS. 
  • Fully customisable user profile fields 
  • Adjustable audio and video playback speed – the integrated media player allows users to select the playback rate 
  • Improvements in H5P - an option to create ‘unlisted’ H5P content that will not show up in the Content bank until you make it public 
  • Support for Shared Drives in Google Drive repository

How Catalyst IT supports Moodle LMS

An established Premium Moodle Certified Partner, the multi-region Catalyst IT Group has supported Moodle LMS edtech in the higher education sector since 2004 and is the 4th biggest contributor to the Moodle Project (the largest in Australasia behind Moodle HQ).

Moodle Open Source Contributor Partner of the Year 2019
Recognition for expert open source development capability


If you are looking for design, optimisation, custom development or cloud migration for your Moodle LMS, we can provide expert help.  Chosen by world leading universities and government departments to manage their Moodle e-learning platforms, we provide the assurance that our clients need.

 

Case studies

Catalyst builds multi-region, high availability Moodle LMS solutions

 

Services

Implementation

We’ve worked with a large variety of organisations using Moodle so we know the dos and don’ts of eLearning implementations. We can help you review where you are and decide where you need to go.

Integration

Do you want to integrate your Moodle site with your Student Management System or your HRIS? Perhaps you want to implement SSO, to simplify user access, reduce support costs and improve cyber security. We can help. 

Installation and optimisation

We can install your Moodle site and ensure it is running at its very best. With experience in large, high-performance installations of Moodle, Catalyst can help you provide a robust and hghly scalable learning management system for your organisation.

Cloud Managed Services

Catalyst offers cloud hosting and full managed services for enterprise-level organisations, including schools, TAFE, universities, corporate bodies and government. With 24/7 monitoring, proactive security measures and scheduled backups, we provide a cyber resilient and stable  environment for your Moodle LMS.

Business needs analysis

We can help you capture what you need and want to achieve by implementing Moodle. Catalyst's team of Moodle technical experts can help you identify your needs and realise your ambitions.

Ongoing support

We can provide tailored second and third-level support packages for you to assist with technical and administration issues. Our online work request management system allows you to log issues with us at any time. We can also tailor a package to your budget and support requirements.

Custom software development

The Catalyst team are trusted partners and highly regarded expert developers within the Moodle community.  We have the breadth and depth of expertise that creates robust customised code that can be relied on to deliver the features that you need.

Training services

Catalyst has experienced trainers available to create custom training programmes for administrators and teaching staff to help you get the most out of your Moodle 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. Do you also want to use Moodle on mobile devices? No problem. Our experienced team can assist you there as well.

Benefits of working with a Premium Moodle Certified Partner

Choose Catalyst IT for your Moodle LMS services

  • +15 years experience of optimising, custom development and migration of enterprise-level Moodle LMS
  • Expert Moodle Certified e-learning consultants
  • World-class hosting on AWS architecture for exceptional system performance, reliability and high availability
  • Less time managing the technical aspects of your LMS and more time focusing on your students and their learning outcomes 
  • Assurance that our full managed services support, with 24/7 multi-region Follow The Sun response, will not let you down
  • Being able to share the benefits of the global Moodle community contributions

Explore how Catalyst can customise, migrate and optimise your Moodle LMS