Digital Skills for the Digital Workplace

Try the Digital Discovery Tool:

  • Answer a questionnaire and assess your own digital capabilities
  • Receive a personalised report with next steps and resources

New in 2024  Self test your use of AI and improve your skills - Follow the instructions below and find the question set "Student Digital Skills in AI and Generative AI".


Getting Started

To log in, choose Edinburgh Napier University from the drop-down list of institutions and log in using your usual University login and password.
The first time you log in, you will be asked to create an account.
1. Click Discovery Tool for Students and then Question sets and reports for students.
2. You will see options for New students and Current students. If you are new to your course or are about to start your course then we recommend that you complete the 'New students' question set. If you are an existing student, then we recommend that you complete the 'Current students (Higher Education)' question set.

Go to the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool
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About and FAQs

The Digital Discovery Tool was developed by Jisc as an empowering first step for users to reflect on their digital capabilities.  
It is a developmental tool with an online questionnaire for self-evaluating your digital capabilities, allowing you to identify strengths and opportunities for development, with links to resources to help. There are questions sets for both students and staff, in different roles and subject areas. 

After answering a series of questions, which takes no more than 20 minutes, you will receive a personalised report which includes:
  • An overview of your digital profile and confidence levels
  • Suggested actions to take 
  • Links to useful resources, which will support the development of each individual capability. 

You can use the report as the starting point of a development plan or share a digital badge via Credly.


Your responses to the questions and your report are private, unless you choose to share them. This is a self-administered questionnaire, and you will be providing your information directly to Jisc, who will subsequently provide the University with an anonymous dataset to enable us to analyse learning and development requirements, and provide learning resources, as necessary.

The Building Digital Capability Privacy Policy is provided to users when you first log into the discovery tool.

Jisc provide the following information:

How we use your data

Only you can see how you assess yourself, and only you can read your personal report unless you choose to share it. Jisc will provide your institution with anonymised information about the number of people who have used the discovery tool, and how they have assessed themselves, but this information can never be traced back to you.

We use your data, as described in our standard privacy notice, to provide the service you’ve requested, as well as to identify problems or ways to make the service better. We’ll share this information with and Overt Software Solutions so they can process the data on our behalf; our contract prohibits them from using the information for anything else. If you are eligible and wish to obtain a Digital badge your name and email address will be shared with Credly who produce them; our contract prohibits them from using the information for anything else. Your data will be shared by Jisc in an anonymised way, enabling us to produce institutional reports with aggregated data only. If your organisation subscribes to the Jisc building digital capability service we’ll keep your data for the duration of the subscription to ensure you can access any reports you have generated during that time. Your personal data will be kept for up to a maximum of 24 months after you last logged in to the service. You may instruct us to stop processing it at any time by emailing with ‘Digital capability discovery tool stop’ in the title.