Training services for educators
For Teachers, Trainers and Learning Designers
Note that these training courses are structured sessions with set content. If you are wanting a workshop that’s tailored to your needs then contact us separately for more information
Teaching with Moodle (6hrs)
This workshop is for those wanting to learn how to go about planning, building and delivering a course in Moodle. The session will cover core Moodle functionality and features such as blocks, resources and activities, as well as how to create groups, assign learning and track progress. Delivered by skilled Moodle specialists, with backgrounds in supporting education and training, you will cover everything you’ll need to know about teaching with Moodle.
Teaching with Totara (6hrs)
This workshop is for those wanting to learn how to go about planning, building and delivering a course in Totara Learn. Since Totara shares many features with Moodle, we offer two pathways.
- For users who are not familiar with Moodle or Totara: we will cover core functionality and features including the blocks, resources and activities that you can use to build your courses. We will look at how to create groups, assign learning and track progress within the course, and also ways to package your courses into programs and certifications.
- For users who are familiar with Moodle but haven’t used Totara before: a brief overview of all the above plus more in-depth exploration of Totara specific features such as learning plans, seminars, and programs and certifications. You will learn everything you need to know about teaching with Totara, delivered by a facilitator with expertise in supporting teaching and learning.
Teaching with Mahara (6hrs)
This workshop is for those wanting to learn how to go about planning, building and delivering learning via Mahara. The session will cover core Mahara functionality and features such as portfolio building, artefact creation, group work, and how these can be woven into learning activities.
Delivered by skilled Mahara specialists, with backgrounds in supporting education and training, you will cover everything you’ll need to know about teaching with Mahara.
ePortfolios for Educators (3hrs)
This is a shortened version of the Teaching with Mahara session, delivered solely online, to be offered to teaching staff as part of their CPD. This workshop covers portfolio-based learning, Key Mahara features, Designing activities (can include MNET if you use it) and Assessing Mahara portfolios
This session is delivered remote via BigBlueButton - all participants must have access to their own laptop or computer during the workshop. Please note that this can also be delivered as a stand-alone session when purchasing a half day onsite consultancy session.
Ignite sessions - inspire your staff
Catalyst are proud to be able to deliver these ‘ignite’ sessions aimed at inspiring your staff to improve current practice by showcasing ‘the art of the possible’. Great for kicking off staff development days, we will work closely with you to design the session, ensuring we cover everything you want your staff to know and understand.
Examples of past sessions:
- Moodle: Blended Learning Essentials 1hr Workshop exploring how Moodle supports blended learning, covering pre-learning activities, flipped learning, ‘badgification’, creative assessment ideas, and the design of ‘info-hubs’. This session was delivered prior to 4 smaller Moodle workshops that day, focussing on specific tools for learning.
- What’s new in Moodle 3.6 for University Administrators 1hr Keynote session for an Administrator Staff Development day at UK-based university showcasing features in the newest version of Moodle and how it can improve current administrator practice.