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An eLearning managed service at its best


by Laura Hill

Our background 

At Catalyst we collaborate closely with our partners, absorbing fresh and innovative approaches to digital learning. We have significant knowledge and experience from our 20 years of operation in the higher education space. We offer a fully managed e-learning solution for higher education institutions. 

Catalyst is a premium partner for Moodle. A partnership with us benefits your organisation internally and externally. Our finely honed skills and additional services help enhance efficiency and improve your staff productivity. 

Drive learner performance and engagement

We help customers drive learner engagement and performance. If your website traffic is currently too high for a good user experience, Catalyst can provide both optimal system performance and security for all your data. Our Moodle experts are always here to boost your current support system and resolve any e-learning challenges. Our engineers and support team work daily with institutions like yours, drawing upon a vast solution based library. We will resolve any challenges rapidly with tried and tested models to save you valuable time and money. 

At Catalyst we help facilitate our partners' requirements every step of the way as they seek to rapidly move traditional face to face learning to a purely online experience. We use the full depth and wealth of experience across our global operation of 350+ staff, along with the collective knowledge available in our many hundreds of education sector partners. 

We understand that online learning systems need to adapt rapidly to the technical and pedagogical challenges occurring on a daily basis across our current and potential client base. 

We understand that institutions want to maximise their flexibility and individual control of online learning, along with stimulating face to face interaction on campus.

Catalyst understands how teaching staff have had to adjust to what is currently the only method available for teaching and learning. We have dedicated learning technologists on hand with the expertise to help prepare institutions and their teaching staff. 

Our close and ongoing partnerships promote and support all the possibilities of hybrid teaching and learning. Asynchronous learning has been shown to have a positive effect on engagement. We can help with customisations both to the platforms and to the training and consulting, on behalf of the teaching stakeholders. In this way we are fully supporting a personalised and engaging learner journey. 

Catalyst Cloud on-shore hosting

Having a robust and resilient platform, particularly during peak periods of access, ensures confidence in that platform. It is essential for all institutions to have enough resources provisioned to run their platform.

Catalyst Cloud is cost-efficient, as wastage is considered and minimised at all times. Scaling up and maximising uptime, storage and resources allows you to expand in line with the student body, without downtime or disruption. Catalyst will help you make sure your investment continues to deliver in the future. We can plan your migration strategy, provide full planning and road mapping, and then manage and undertake your migration.

Website traffic

The current results can clearly speak for themselves with our partners UCL, who are now supporting 48,000 active students on the largest Moodle instance in the UK in terms of traffic. The university was receiving 700,000 page views a day prior to Covid, and since moving to Cloud is now frequently receiving 1.5 million page views a day. 

At Catalyst we continuously strive to support each institution's digital strategy, safeguard their brand and reputation and ensure student expectations and outcomes are consistently met.

Get in touch if you would like our experts on your side.