Staff digital capabilities

Support to help develop digital capabilities for you, your team and your students.

Digital capability describes having the skills and attitudes to live, learn and work in a digital world. Building digital capabilities can enhance educational practice and professional development; and help your students develop digital skills for the workplace. It develops digital fluency, with the ability to select and use technology effectively, and the confidence to adapt to emerging technologies.

Jisc Discovery Tool

The Jisc Discovery Tool allows you to reflect on; and develop digital capabilities with your educational practice in mind; covering aspects from digital collaboration and data literacy to digital wellbeing. The tool provides a tailored report, identifying strengths and possible areas to improve. It is anonymous and takes approximately 20 minutes to create your report.

Access Discovery Tool

Select Ulster and login with your Ulster email and network password to initially set up your profile. You don't need to be proficient in all areas, it’s a personal reflection, so focus on what is most important in your educational practice. You can re-take in the future to check progress. It can be useful to discuss digital skills with your colleagues and professional networks, to share ideas, experiences and opportunities. Further support relating to building digital capabilities is available below.


In this section

Explore your digital capabilities

With the Jisc Discovery Tool.

Digital skills training

Online digital skills training and support from ISD.

Digital Services

Support for Ulster's information resources, including Email, Portal, WiFi, software, Blackboard, etc.

LinkedIn Learning

Develop skills with expert-led video courses about technology.

Digital Strategy

Ulster University Digital Strategy 2020-2023

Digital experience insights

Ulster Student digital experience report 2020/21, with UK HE benchmarking, and supporting resources.

Curriculum design

CHERP Integrated Curriculum Design Framework.

Jisc resources

Login with your Ulster email address and network password.

Request support

Help with building digital capabilities, for your course team or your students.