Your digital learning experience

Creating a positive learning experience at Leeds is our main priority. Since the COVID19 pandemic, teaching and learning has evolved.

We want to ensure that you’re being supported to use digital tools and technology to learn effectively, both on and off campus.

We’re sending a short survey to all students to find out how you’re finding digital learning at Leeds. This will help us to understand what’s working well and where changes are needed.

The Jisc Digital Student Survey is a national survey used by universities to find out how well students think digital technology supports their education. This year, we’ve updated some of the questions to reflect the way we learn now, and we’ll be using your responses to plan for the future.

We’ll also be working with Schools to ensure any issues relating to your programme are being addressed directly.

Enter the prize draw!

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and every student who takes part using their University of Leeds email address will be entered into a draw to win an iPad. 
The survey closes at midnight on Friday 31st March 2023.

Take the survey now.

Since we last ran the survey in November 2020 we’ve made a number of improvements as a result of your feedback.

Some of you felt that you needed to improve your digital skills
So we:

  • Established a new digital learning offer for students via the Library, with Digital Learning Advisors to help you develop the digital capabilities you need for your studies
  • Launched the JISC Discovery Tool for you to assess your digital skills strengths and to identify areas for development, along with a resource bank of advice and activities to draw upon to develop your skills.

Many of you said you had experienced difficulties with commectivity

So we:

  • Updated guidance on connectivity, internet access and broadband on the IT Knowledge Base
  • Worked closely with University Residences to enhance connectivity in student accommodation
  • Are now offering an O2 4G Dongle and separate SIM to students who have connectivity problems and who are unable to resolve the issue themselves

Some of you said you didn’t have access to the right equipment

So we:

  • Extended the existing university laptop loan scheme, making laptops available for students who are unable to fund their own laptop purchase. You can access this through your School support service, or speak to your academic personal tutor for guidance.
  • Continue to provide support with the platforms being used to deliver online learning through Skills@Library and LinkedIn Learning and Coursera

Some of you said you were struggling to feel engaged in your online learning

So we:

  • Provided additional support for our staff to prepare interactive, engaging, online learning activities
  • Increased the activities to enable you to build communities and get involved, working closely with LUU

We are also working with Schools to ensure any issues relating to your programme are being addressed directly.

Want to make a difference to digital learning at Leeds? Click here to take the survey now.