New DEO Assessment Development Case Study

The DEO has a new case study to share, available here on our case studies page.

Creative Assessment Submission – Video, Audio and Zines

Dr Rosie Nelson from SPAIS shares their work with Martin Nutbeem and the rest of the DEO to develop a digitally supported, decolonized approach to teaching and assessment on their Queering Sexuality and Gender unit in the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS). The assessment involved students creating and submitting media in the form of video, audio or a ‘Zine.  

Thanks to Dr Nelson for writing this case study. If you are looking for inspiration for developing your own assessments, this case study or one of the others on our site provides a great starting point. If you’d like support in developing digitally supported assessments, please contact the Digital Education Office. 

Teaching staff – complete the Digital Experience Insights survey

If you teach as part of your role at the University, we need to hear from you!

This year, we are participating in the digital experience insights survey for Higher Education teaching staff, created by Jisc to better understand the way that digital tools and practices are used across the UK HE Sector. Jisc is the UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research and innovation. Some of the questions will feed into a national benchmarking exercise run by Jisc; the results of previous surveys can be found from their webpages.

The Digital Education Office, alongside the Digital Learning Environment Review project team, will also be using the survey results to add important data to our review work, as well as identify those areas which are the highest priority for you.

The survey shouldn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes to complete, and is anonymous.

The survey will close on the 15th June.

Start the survey by following this link. 


Jisc Digital Experience Teaching Staff Insights Survey. Complete the survey. Make sure your views are counted. Image of a teacher with two students in a library setting.


Places available on training courses run by the Digital Education Office

Upcoming courses include: Manage and record teaching attendance with Qwickly, Blackboard Basics, Blackboard tests: uses, ideas and hands on practice, and Mentimeter and Padlet Experi-labs.  Academic and professional services staff and PGRs who teach can search for and enrol onto courses by logging into Develop. In the Catalogue, filter by Digital Education Office under Topics or the DEO under department, or search for DEO.  If you have other training requests or suggestions or would like to arrange a session for your School or team please email

DEO supports the development of student digital capabilities 2022/23

The Digital Education Office (DEO) will be piloting a new tool to support the development of student digital capabilities in 22/23. The Jisc Digital discovery tool provides students with opportunities to reflect on skills, identify areas for improvement and be directed to the support and help they need for their time studying, as well as with any future life or career endeavours. As an institution, the tool will enable us to map existing support for digital capabilities and discover gaps in our provision. This project will be led by the Student Digital Learning Experience team within the DEO.

Students can keep up to date with the project by subscribing to our student-facing DigiTalk blog. The Student Digital learning Experience team are also developing resources, such as our Digitally Skilled video series, which are based on the Jisc digital capability framework, and can be found on our Student Support Learning Online page.

If you have any questions, please contact