Answered By: Kristy
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2023     Views: 417

The Discovery Tool (powered by JiSC in the UK) is a great resource to help you identify where your strengths and development opportunities lie across the six digital capability areas.

Once you have worked through the Discovery Tool, which comprises of a set of skills based questions and reflections on confidence in a particular area, you will be given a personalised report which illustrates your own digital capability level. This report is private to you unless you choose to share it, and provides suggestions and support resources to help you take the next step and continue to develop your digital capabilities.

You can also browse the Resource Bank once you have logged in to the JiSC portal via the link below. This contains a suite of resources targeted towards higher education students to support the six capability areas.

1. Begin by launching the Discovery Tool from the Digital Skills Hub

2. If prompted, enter your UOW credentials and select appropriate option for release of information (e.g. name, email).

3. You will have the option for the site to remember you so that your login will be more seamless the next time you visit. Choose the option that best fits your preferences.

4. Choose between the question sets for New Students or Current Students, depending on what best describes you.

5. Answer all the questions to recieve your personalised report.

6. You have the option to receive a digital badge from Credly that proves you have completed the Discovery Tool quiz. If you would like to get this badge, follow the prompts sign up to Credly. Note that it will take two weeks for your badge to be created and emailed to you.

Privacy Statement

Prior to launching the JISC tool, please be aware that the JISC Discovery Tool is hosted on a non-University of Wollongong website, which is outside of the control of the University of Wollongong. Your UOW credentials provided to access the JISC Discovery Tool will be used for authentication purposes by JISC. You are encouraged to  familiarise yourself with JISC’s security and privacy policies, which are available at

You acknowledge that UOW will have access via JISC to anonymised data of users, which may be used by UOW for service improvements, future planning of digital capabilities skills that we provide to students, analysis, and for statistical purposes.

UOW is committed to protecting your privacy. Further information relating to any use of personal data by UOW will be handled in accordance with its privacy policy, available at


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