Mahara ePortfolio business partner logo - Catalyst IT is a Mahara Business Partner


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


Mahara epotfolio, an online repository for your files and documentation

Catalyst open source technology experts provide services for Mahara migration, integration, customer 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

Our services

As Mahara Business Partners, the Catalyst Team have in-depth, expert knowledge of Maraha. We offer a wide range of services to support the success of your business: 

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Business requirements analysis

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

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Installation and optimisation

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Explore how  Catalyst  can support and develop your Mahara ePortfolio System