New: JISC discovery tool for self-assessing your digital capabilities

Lindsay Donnelly
Wednesday 12 May 2021

The University has subscribed to the JISC building digital capabilities service, which gives staff and students access to the discovery tool.

Login to the discovery tool

What is the discovery tool?

The discovery tool is a developmental portal that you can use to self-assess and explore your digital capabilities. It helps you identify your strengths and areas for development.

It does this by asking a series of reflective questions, organised into question sets, that relate to the six elements of JISC’s digital capabilities framework.

Screenshot of the discovery tool question bank showing some of the question sets available
Screenshot of the discovery tool question bank showing some of the question sets available, including ‘overall digital capabilities’, ‘accessibility and inclusion’ and ‘effective online teaching’

What does the tool do for me?

The tool gives you a personal report after you complete a question set. Recommended resources and next steps for self-led development are provided in the report.

After engaging with these, you can go back and retake the question set to see if your digital capabilities in that area have evolved.

Screenshot of the visualisation provided as part of the personal report supplied by the discovery tool
Screenshot of the visualisation provided as part of the personal report supplied by the discovery tool, beneath which next steps and recommended resources are provided

Join the live event on Wednesday 2 June, 2.30-3pm (BST)

Staff are invited to attend the live showcase of the discovery tool which is taking place in the ‘Live from the Hive’ channel in the Hive MS Team on Wednesday 2 June, 2.30-3pm.

There will be opportunity to ask questions. The join link can be reached on the events page.

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