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Catalyst blog posts - insights and perspectives for the open source software and online learning community
Andrew Boag

Metabase – I love you

It’s time to come clean. I've fallen in love with another open source software toolset. Metabase, how I love you so. We have never been in such a position to ask questions of our...
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...
Catalyst

Edtech LMS - exploring 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...
Alex Buckley, Hayley Mapley

OCLC upload tips and tricks

Koha is a Library Management System (LMS) used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries. The Koha team at Catalyst are passionate about using Koha and helping libraries (big and...
Russell Michell

State of the (Blockchain) Nation: Part 2

Introduction In Part 1, I discussed the state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in New Zealand, and introduced readers to a report produced in December 2018 which...
Russell Michell

State of the (Blockchain) Nation: Part 1

Introduction In December 2018, Callaghan Innovation in association with MBIE and Centrality produced their report summarising the state of Blockchain Technology in a New...
Don Christie

The Future of NZ IT: Creators or Consumers?

The Future of NZ IT: Creators or Consumers? New Zealand’s ICT industry is at a critical point. Do we build a future for our sector as creators, or do we become the passive...
Sarah Scott

Analytics on user interactions with Matomo

The idea of web analytics is not new or revolutionary. In the 1990’s nearly every website had a hit counter, an odometer-style counter at the bottom of the page. That was the very...
Nikki Sinclair

The 3Fs of surviving the Flash Apocalypse

  I have to be honest, I'm not sure I ever thought this day would come. Having worked in the industry for 15 odd years I feel like the death of Flash has been talked about...