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Totara Learning Solutions Extends the Life of Moodle 1.9

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With over 67,000 registered sites, Moodle is the most popular Learning Management System globally. Moodle HQ is now fully focused on the Moodle 2.x series and ends support for Moodle 1.9 security fixes in June 2012. To ease the concerns of organisations that are not quite ready to upgrade to Moodle 2, Totara Learning Solutions is sponsoring support for serious security issues with Moodle 1.9 until December 2013.

As with any software product, Moodle releases have a specific life cycle for support. From time to time legacy functionality will be discontinued or replaced with newer, more current solutions. Recognising that there is still a large installation base for the highly successful Moodle 1.9 version, Totara is working with Moodle partner Catalyst IT to provide long term security support free of charge to the Moodle community. The code will be available from the same place as usual, via via   or 

Catalyst IT is an authorised Moodle Partner with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Wyles, CEO of Totara said, “This is the open source model in action. We’re committed to the Moodle community and look for ways where we can help out. We know that there are a high number of organisations that, for whatever reason, haven’t made the switch yet so this provides some extended end of life support for them. TotaraLMS is a custom distribution of Moodle for enterprise customers so we’re not really focused on the education market. But that’s not the point. We’re strong believers in the virtuous circle of the open source model.”

About Catalyst IT

Catalyst IT is an authorised Moodle Partner with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Catalyst provides a range of services focused around free and open source technologies including products such as TotaraLMS, Moodle, Mahara, Drupal and Koha and many others.

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