Catalyst IT Australia is a Premium Certified Moodle Partner


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

Catalyst create tailor-made e-learning solutions built upon Moodle, and provide managed service support  for the most widely used Learning Management System (LMS) platform in the world.

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

How Catalyst IT supports Moodle LMS

Established as a Premium Moodle Certified Partner in 2004, the multi-region Catalyst IT Group is 4th biggest contributor to the Moodle Project, and the largest in Australasia behind Moodle HQ.

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

If you are looking for IT services for your Moodle LMS, whether for 200 or 2 million users, Catalyst has  in-depth expertise and experience  and 24 /7 follow the sun support to help you succeed.

Explore the case study and discover how Catalyst support Monash University


Catalyst Australia case study sharing Moodle LMS services for Monash University





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.


Do you want to integrate your Moodle site with your student or human resources management system or create single sign-on with systems such as Drupal, Koha and Mahara? 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.

Managed hosting

Catalyst offers fully managed hosting for enterprise level organisations, including schools, TAFE, universities, corporate bodies and government departments. With 24 7 monitoring, proactive security measures and scheduled backups, we offer a safe and stable hosting 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 development

The Catalyst team are trusted partners and highly regarded expert developers within the Moodle community.  We have the expertise and experience to write customised code or help build a new feature.

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 customising and developing Moodle LMS
  • Expert Moodle Certified e-learning consultants
  • World-class hosting on AWS architecture for exceptional system performance, reliability and high availability
  • Security and reassurance, less time managing your LMS and more focus on providing an engaging user experience
  • Ongoing support and 24 7 follow the sun response, supported by our multi-region presence
  • Being able to share the benefits of the global Moodle community contributions

Explore how Catalyst can help migrate, customise and support your Moodle LMS