Adaptability refers to the ability to adapt to new digital technologies and to be flexible in using various approaches and technologies that are appropriate to a given task.

Digital Literacy Framework, 2019

What do you want to do?

Are you looking to adopt or adapt the use of digital technologies in your work activities, such as:

    • Designing a course to include online and/or blended learning
    • Designing a research project to include digital methods
    • Automating your workflow

Find below:

    1. How you are encouraged to develop your adaptability
    2. The tools and resources you can use to develop your digital practice, including the activities above
    3. Case studies to inspire new ideas or provide guidance for developing your practice

Developing Adaptability

To develop adaptability in a digital environment, you are encouraged to:

  • Enhance your skills by learning how to use new digital tools and resources with advice and guidance from others
  • Extend your practice by adapting your workflow to incorporate new tools and approaches
  • Become empowered by independently finding and making good use of new digital tools and resources to support flexible approaches for work and learning

Adaptability: adapting the use of digital tools link to PDF versionClick on the icon to download the Digital Literacy Framework (PDF file)


Tools and resources to support development

A number of digital resources and face-to-face-training are provided by the university to support the development of adaptability within a digital environment.

On the Training Programmes page, you will find details of the Digital Development Programme delivered by OD&PL, which offers a comprehensive introduction to the various technologies that are available at the university. The page also directs you to further training programmes, resources and networks, whether you are interested in designing courses or research projects.

You can also browse the Learning Technologies page to discover more about the available tools and resources you can use to design blended or online learning. You can find out about tools like Personal and Lecture Capture, Collaborate Ultra, LinkedIn Learning and the various features of Minerva.

The university also rolled out Office 365 which includes many new functions and applications, such as Teams, Flow, Sway, Stream and Forms, that are designed for greater ease of use, efficiency, and productivity. You can find out more about the benefits of using Office 365 on the Collaborative Spaces page.

Case studies

Explore relevant case studies below, or browse our collections on the Casebook@Leeds website or the Digital Practice Case Studies Stream channel.

Converting a module to online delivery
Using a semi-flipped approach in a collaborative learning space
Adapting the Leeds for Life platform to enhance personal tutoring
Designing Collaborative Learning Spaces