Your digital skills and capabilities
Supporting you to assess and develop your digital skills and capabilities, through resources, tools and technologies at Bath.
You can find out which digital skills you already have and which ones you need to develop by using the digital skills self-assessment tool.
Once you've answered all the questions in the tool, you'll receive a personalised report showing your current digital skills levels in six areas of digital capability. You can use this report to create your own digital skills development plan, using the links to free resources and courses provided.
Using the self-assessment tool will therefore help you to:
- reflect on the digital skills relevant to your studies and future placement and employment
- identify areas for development and plan your personal digital skills development path
- ensure your digital capabilities are fully recognised and credited - completing the recommended courses gives you a digital badge / certificate which you can add to your CV or LinkedIn profile.
We use the JISC digital capability framework to help you develop and evaluate your digital skills.
This framework categorises digital skills in six key areas:
- ICT Proficiency
- Information, data and media literacies
- Digital creation, problem solving and innovation
- Digital communication, collaboration and participation
- Digital learning and development
- Digital identity and wellbeing.
We've also compiled University of Bath resources linked to the six areas of digital capabilities. You can use these, as well as the resources highlighted in your personalised report, to develop your skills.Access digital skills resources on MySkills
At Bath you'll use a range of tools for your learning, teaching and assessment:
Moodle is our online virtual learning platform used to share lecture notes, access forums, submit coursework, take online assessments and find online courses.
Zoom is a collaborative webinar tool used for online teaching, tutorials and seminars.
Re:View (Panopto) is a video platform used to record and store video material.
Mahara is an e-portfolio system used to collect digital content to share learning, skills and development.
Office 365 is a Microsoft subscription service that includes access to Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams) and online productivity services, as well as services such as web conferencing, hosted email and online storage. It's available to all students at Bath and can be used across multiple devices.
You can find links to these tools and further guidance on MySkills.Access guidance on using Bath’s tools on MySkills
The importance of digital skills for employers. Sources: The Skills Toolkit; No longer Optional – Employer Demand for Digital Skills report commissioned by the DCMS, June 2019; Tech Nation 2016 report.
License-free images in 'Assessing your digital skills' and 'Your digital campus' sections sourced from Unsplash.com.