Last updated: 14th October 2021.


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Inspire for Advisors (IfA) is a key tool for helping us understand how students are engaging in their studies. Produced by CIVITAS Learning, an American company, this online tool is used especially by Personal Tutors (in American English – ‘Advisors’) to monitor how well students are doing, their engagement with their module, and their engagement with personal tutoring. Personal tutors will be able to record tutor-tutee interactions and communicate with tutees through IfA.


Other academics and staff in student engagement and student support roles will also use IfA to log when outreach occurred with individual students. For this reason, IfA forms an essential tool for triangulating information, better understanding individual student behaviour and identifying when a student might need support or a timely ‘nudge’.

All staff identified as having a need to use Civitas IfA must complete training before access is granted to the system. Watch the recording below on how you can self-enrol on our Civitas Inspire for Advisors Training (online) via Blackboard.


  You must be logged into Blackboard to view this recording.

How to self-enrol on modules on Blackboard – (Example – CIVITAS)

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Where do I access IfA-CIVITAS from?
Make it a favorite in your Blackboard modules so you have immediate access to it when needed