The University has licensed the Jisc Discovery tool which allows staff and students to complete a simple set of questions around digital literacy and be directed to useful resources depending on the answers provided. 

In addition to the basic option to “Explore your overall digital capabilities” (which is applicable for all staff and students) – a new option has just been released “Effective online teaching”. This allows you to explore your digital capabilities for online teaching.

After completing the report you will be given a quick summary based on your answers along with further links to assist in your development.

In order to access the tool please follow these steps:

1. Log in at with these details:

2. Put the Organisation as ‘University of Northampton

3. Login with your normal staff or student account.

4. If this is the first time you have logged in then just complete the registration information.

5. From the home page on the left click onto “Effective online teaching”

Your Learning Technologist will be happy to discuss the report in more detail and assist in any technical development using our tools.