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Matt Porritt

Moodle and PHP7... Are we there yet?

Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System (LMS), used by educational and corporate entities worldwide. At Catalyst, we manage Moodle instances for organisations ranging...
Bevan Wishart

Time to Start Building Drupal 8 Sites!


The first Drupal 8 release candidate is out and to quote Dries Buytaert: "It's time to start building!" The day is finally here, this morning release candidate one of...
Ghada El-Zoghbi

CourseBank in Action - A Client Story

Recently, one of Catalyst IT Australia's Moodle clients - a large Sydney TAFE - came to us with a request to assist them to restore 17 of their backed-up Moodle courses. They...
Catalyst

How to refresh your IA

Last month we refreshed the information architecture (IA) on our own website. This blog shares the steps we took. Look at what you've got Draw up a current sitemap to see...
Catalyst

Running Your Own Open Source Project - Part 2

Introduction As suggested in Part 1 running your own open source project involves wearing a lot of different hats – software architect, designer, domain expert, and so on. Here...
Catalyst

Learning to code with Mahara

by Jinelle Foley-Barnes Working on the Mahara ePortfolio project has proven to be a great way for students of all ages to learn programming – from Rylee...