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Don Christie

7 Themes of Catalyst

OS//OS Talk – 7 Themes of Catalyst I gave a talk at the second Open Source Open Society conference in Wellington recently. I was asked to talk about how Catalyst had grown and...
Donna Benjamin

Australian Moodle Moot 2016

There’s a lot happening in the education technology conference space in the next few months. Here at Catalyst we are passionate about all things elearning, so we are always...
Andrew Boag

The Great Cloud Debate - Aug 2016

    Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the Docker Meetup Groups event. Docker in this case being the forum for a cloud-centric discussion -- The Big...
Brendan Heywood, Andrew Boag

Catalyst's SAML Authentication Moodle Plugin

In Catalyst’s capacity as a Moodle Partner, we do a lot of work in the identity and authentication integration space. This means integrating Moodle and other existing...
Alex Lawn

Bleeding Edge Chat

Traditionally Catalyst has been a huge user of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) for our internal chat and private messaging requirements. IRC is a big part of the way that Catalyst...
Brooke Penny

Pe5ky P@ssword$

A password needs to be easily remembered but hard to guess – seems conflicting right? The trick with making a good password is to have it so specific to you, that no one will be...
Brooke Penny

KohaCon16 – Chris Cormack's experience

In the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, Greece, 252 people attended KohaCon16 from 30th May to 4th June. The conference attracts people from all around the world, who all share...

Kohacon is on!

Kohacon16 is on right now at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. Congratulations to the organisers who have arranged live streaming, and already published the videos...
Del Stevens

You need an LMS. Any questions?

Photo Credit: Jon Scherff via Compfight cc   Here's a shocking revelation - a Learning Management System isn't going to solve all of your problems, or...