IT and Library Services

Digital Capabilities

Digital capabilities is the term used to describe the skills and attitudes that individuals and organisations need if they are to thrive in today’s world.

  • At an individual level we define digital capabilities as those which equip someone to live, learn and work in a digital society.
  • At an organisational level we need to look beyond the capabilities of individuals and consider the extent to which the culture and infrastructure of an institution enables and motivates digital practices.

What are Digital Capabilities, and how do they affect me?

The discovery tool is a developmental tool that students and staff can use to self-assess their digital capabilities, identify their strengths and opportunities to develop their skills further to enhance their practice of learning.

It uses a series of reflective questions that relate to our framework building digital capabilities: the six elements defined.

On completion, students and staff will receive a personalised report with suggested next steps and links to free resources that can help them develop further.

Each of the 6 elements are broken down into smaller sections, which detail your digital capacity and understanding, and make suggestions of learning and self-help materials.

Getting Started with the JISC Online Tool

To access the toolkit, go to and select login.

  • Type Greenwich into the organisation finder, select University of Greenwich, and then Continue.
  • Click on Explore your overall digital capabilities.

Additional Resources

We are currently building a list of additional resources which will be published shortly