In September 2020, the University launched a new digital skills self-assessment tool to support the development of students' digital skills and capabilities.
Our blog Don't get left behind in the digital revolution explains what digital skills are, why they’re so important for your studies and your future career, and what the University is doing to help you develop them.
We've now created a dedicated area on the MySkills website which provides further links on:
Assessing your digital skills
You can use the self-assessment tool to find out which digital skills you already have and which ones you need to develop. After completing the tool, you'll receive a personalised report detailing your current confidence levels in six core areas of digital capability, as defined by the JISC digital capability framework. You can use this report to create your own digital skills development plan, using the links to free resources and courses provided.
Developing your digital skills
In addition to the resources recommended in the personalised report, we've compiled University of Bath training resources around digital skills, linked to the six defined areas of digital capabilities, which you can link to your digital skills development plan:
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (functional skills)
- Information, data and media literacies (critical use)
- Digital creation, problem-solving and innovation (creative production)
- Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participation)
- Digital learning and development (development)
- Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising)
Your digital campus
Further guidance on the range of University tools now being used for learning and teaching online (for example Moodle, Zoom, Re:View (Panopto), Mahara, Office 365), how to access IT services on and off campus and links to other sources of support.
We hope you'll complete the digital skills self-assessment tool, if you haven't already done so, and make use of the resources, now conveniently located in one place on MySkills.
If you found the digital skills self-assessment tool and resources useful, or not, we'd love to hear from you - please comment below. Your feedback will help us develop other suitable resources to meet skills gaps.