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Digital skills toolkits

Curated resources for each of the six digital capabilities in the Digital Skills Framework, offering the flexibility to help you start developing your digital skills or take a deep dive into a particular topic.

Digital Skills Toolkits are for all staff and students and offer flexibility to meet a range of development needs.

Each toolkit gives you access to specifically curated content providing links to around 10 resources – videos, activities, articles – that you can read, watch, listen to and participate in. You can pick and choose the resources most relevant to you or complete them all.

There are two sets of toolkits – Beginner and Advanced. Each set provides one toolkit for each of the six digital capabilities in the Digital Skills Framework. There are 12 toolkits in total.

You can access the toolkits through the links below. Within each toolkit, right-click on an icon or resource title to open it in a new tab. You will need your EASE login details to view some of the resources such as those provided by LinkedIn Learning.


The digital skills toolkits for beginners are designed to give you a broad overview of each of the six digital capabilities that our Digital Skills Framework is built around, and aim to help you start developing your skills in these areas.

Access the toolkits here:


The advanced digital skills toolkits contain learning resources specially selected by subject experts within the University, in collaboration with the Digital Skills team, and provide more challenging learning options to develop your digital skills in depth. Complete four of the advanced activities to be eligible for a digital badge to evidence your development.

Access the toolkits here:

Alternative formats

If you require any of the toolkits in an alternative format, please phone 0131 650 4576 or email

Digital Skills Framework

The digital skills toolkits align with the Digital Skills Framework which you can access through the link below. Use the framework to evaluate your current digital skill level, plan your development and search for even more learning resources.

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HR Toolkits and Resources

You can develop your personal effectiveness, management and leadership skills using the HR toolkits and resources, available on the Learning and Organisation Development web page: