Digital discovery: guidance for institutional leads

Welcome to the Digital discovery tool pilot! This page contains links to all the guidance and information you need to run a successful project. There’s also a brief page of Guidance for end users of the Discovery tool that you might want to read before you first log in yourself. This is available from all users’ dashboards. A separate document explains the sign-up process.

The guidance

You can also now download the questions in .pdf format. We don’t recommend you use the questions in this format with end-users, but do use them to better understand the content of the assessments. Question sets available:

for all staff| for teaching staff (HE) | for teaching staff (FE)
for learners (HE) | for learners (FE/Skills) | for researchers

Please send us any feedback on the questions using this form, designed to capture the views of experts like yourself. Your users should be directed to use only the feedback form they can access from their dashboard.

The process

  1. Pilot mailing list established: 22 November 2017 (
  2. Guides released (detailed planning begins): 12 December 2017
  3. Initial webinar for institutional leads: 10 January 2018 (link to recording and slides)
  4. Tool released (roll out to staff begins): 15 January 2018 (see blog post)
  5. First data returns available: TBC
  6. Your evaluation/feedback returned by: 31 May 2018
  7. Second webinar to share findings from staff evaluation forms: 19th June 12.30-2.00
  8. Third webinar sharing findings from organisational feedback and next steps for the tool: 19th July 12.30-2.00


Please use our mailing list to discuss issues and share your experiences as a community; we will also use the list to communicate with you all. You can email the list at:

The Jisc digital capabilities blog and these pages will be the best way of keeping up to date with developments.To contact the Jisc digital capabilities team directly with any queries please email us at: