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JISC Discovery Tool

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Birmingham City University feel that to be digitally literate is hugely important in the modern world. In order to assess the level of Digital Literacy for each individual, we have joined with JISC to provide the JISC Discovery Tool.

Not only will this tool help you discover your own level of Digital Literacy, but it will also help you plan your own development in this area. It will facilitate self-reflection on your skills, add value to your learning, teaching or research activities and also the IPR process if you are a member of staff. In general it will help enhance your academic achievement, employability and career development.

How Do I Access the Discovery Tool?

  • Once you access the site, click on Login.

  • You will first need to find Birmingham City University from the list of institutions.

  • Next, select your role in the University and then fill in your details.

  • You will have now created your account, and the tool should open for you.

How Do I Use the Discovery Tool?

  • There are several options for you to choose from. Descriptions are available as to what each section does.

  • Once you start an assessment, you can save and exit at any point, meaning you can return to complete it later.

  • The questions ask you to select from a range of statements (choose all that apply) 

    or ask you to grade your own confidence using a slider.

  • Once you have completed the questions, you will be given a Digital Capability Report.

Your Digital Capability Report

  • This will rate your capabilities, and give you advice and guidance on how you can improve your skills.

  • If you leave the tool, and want to view your report again at a later stage they are stored in the Reports section of the site until the end of October. Since we are currently in a pilot phase though, you are strongly advised to download and save a copy of your report at the end of completing the tool.

Use the JISC Discovery Tool

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