This site has been created to assist academic staff to develop their digital practice and support enhancements to the student digital learning experience. The information and case studies are grouped into 6 main themes which support the University of Derby’s Digital Practice Programme Baselines: Digital Course MaterialInclusivityAssessment and FeedbackCommunication and Key InformationEmployability and Student Voice.

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.

Get Started with Course Resources

Course Resources is the name we use for the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) and all its integrated systems. Our virtual learning environment is Blackboard Learn and integrates with systems like Turnitin, Panopto and Pebblepad.

Development and Training

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching run staff development events for individuals, programme teams, subject teams and wider groups. We can also create bespoke sessions based on your requirements.


A comprehensive range of help guides and support resources are available for Course Resources and all University supported learning systems.

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