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Enhance your digital capabilities with the Jisc Discovery Tool

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The Jisc Discovery Tool is now available to all colleagues at Leeds, supporting you to understand your digital capabilities and identify development opportunities. 

Digital capabilities are the skills needed to live, learn and work in a digital world and make best use of the systems and technologies you’ll encounter as a member of staff at Leeds.  

The tool contains straightforward questions specifically designed for students and staff in higher education, corresponding to the six areas of the JISC digital capabilities framework 

Together these capabilities have the power to enhance your practice, your ability to collaborate with others, your access to opportunities, your online presence and your digital wellbeing.The six elements of the digital capabilities framework: Digital creation, problem-solving and innovation; Digital learning and development; Digital identity and wellbeing; Digital proficiency and productivity; Information, data and media literacies; Digital communication, collaboration and participation.

Once you’ve completed a question set, you’ll be provided with a detailed assessment of your current capabilities and areas for development. You’ll then be guided to a range of learning resources that can help you reach your goals, including materials specifically created for all staff at Leeds.  

Someone working on a laptop looking at the Jisc Discovery Tool report

Louise Kindon, Director of People & Culture, said: 

“We’re delighted to be launching the Jisc Discovery Tool to support colleagues to reflect on and enhance their own digital capabilities.

“Living and working in a digital society provides us with so many opportunities to harness the potential it provides and manage the challenges of digital technologies.

“It can be difficult to find the time to reflect and know which steps to take to enhance your digital capabilities, but this is where we hope the Jisc Discovery Tool can help you to understand and enhance your  skills and confidence.

“The tool can play an important role in your development, and will help us to identify and prioritise employee developmental needs.

“I would like to thank colleagues for introducing the tool at Leeds, which has been a collaboration between colleagues in OD&PL, the Library and the Digital Education Service.”


During the launch of the Jisc Discovery Tool, OD&PL will also be hosting a series of introductory events to demonstrate how you can get the most from the tool.  

If you’ve not had a lot of experience of using computers, we’d recommend exploring the Digital Essentials collection and the Basics - Microsoft Office Suite collection first before using the tool. 

To find out more about the Jisc Discovery Tool and the Digital Capabilities Framework, visit the OD&PL website 

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