This site was created to assist academics to develop their digital practice and understanding of learning technologies, and support enhancements to the student digital learning experience.  A more comprehensive resource with additional information for colleagues at the University of Derby is available on the Digital Learning pages on the UoD staff intranet.

Digital Capabilities

Digital capabilities are the skills, knowledge and understanding which help us to live, learn and work in a digital society. They help us to use a variety of technologies, appropriately and effectively in different spaces, places and situations.

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning is an approach where some students physically attend the classroom, while others join virtually. Academic staff teach on-campus and online students at the same time using video conferencing, virtual classroom or webinar tools

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Online Classroom/Webinars

Online classrooms and webinars are a great way of collaborating with students when face to face interaction is not possible. Here are some guides to what a webinar is and how to set up and run one.


Blackboard Learn is the University’s virtual learning environment (or VLE), often referred to as Course Resources. Blackboard integrates with systems like Turnitin, Panopto and Pebblepad.

comprehensive range of help guides  are available for all our supported digital learning systems.

For more information on Digital Practice please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team:  01332 59 1865