Welcome to the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. You can explore the key features of Enhance by watching our short Introductory Video

Interactive EDS

The Essential Digital Skills professional development programme provides 20 free online training modules which are mapped onto the five categories of the Essential Digital Skills Framework:

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online

The modules are set out against each of the categories below, plus two synoptic modules which support development of pedagogy across the whole framework. If you click on the name of a module you will be linked to it. You will need to complete a self-assessment before you can use these modules.

Self-assessment tool
Training events and online modules
Devices
Software and settings
Keeping systems up to date
Navigate online content
Searching online
Effective search techniques
Using folders and files
Data storage and transfer
Cloud storage
Resolving basic technical problems
Resolving further technical problems
Using online support to develop digital skills
Communities of practice
  • Synoptic module M19: Teaching and learning for being online
Entering & editing text
Formatting text
Formatting tables, graphics etc
Capture & save images
Capture & save sound files
Capture & save videos
Edit & enhance an image
Edit & enhance a video
Entering & editing numerical data
Working with numerical data
Creating charts
  • Synoptic module M19: Teaching and learning for being online
Creating, editing and using
Sending and receiving online
Making video calls
Modes of online communication
Using social media
Online communication and audience
Online activity & digital footprint
Implications of a digital footprint
Managing online identity
Communities of practice
  • Synoptic module M19: Teaching and learning for being online
  • Synoptic module M20: Teaching and learning for using digital devices
Completing a form for online services
Online transactional services
Managing online accounts
Online payment methods
Making online payments
Comparing online buying options
Buying safely: scam sites
Buying safely: seller credentials
Communities of practice
  • Synoptic module M20: Teaching and learning for using digital devices
Protecting personal information
Protecting identity & privacy online
Rights & remedies
Online risks & threats to devices & data
Basic techniques for protecting devices & data
Further techniques for protecting devices & data
Behaving responsibly online
Being legal: behaving lawfully online
Digital wellbeing
Avoiding physical stress when working online
Methods to minimise physical & psychological stress when working online
Communities of practice
  • Synoptic module M20: Teaching and learning for using digital devices