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#IT-03-01 Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

  • Categories IT
  • Duration 18h
  • Total Enrolled 8
  • Last Update September 14, 2020

About Course

University of Leeds


Discover project planning and collaboration tools for working remotely

Today, work happens in different locations and in less traditional ways. More of us than ever spend time working from home.

On this course, you’ll explore the challenges and benefits of remote working. You’ll consider different technologies for collaboration and get introduced to project management tools that can help to ease the difficulties of working remotely.

You’ll also develop practical planning skills as you learn to produce an action plan for successful remote working and get advice for starting to work remotely in the real world.


Who will you learn with?

Sophie Pendrell

Sophie has worked with digital media for over 30 years both as an artist, producer and educator. She now works remotely from her home beside the sea.



Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.



What Will I Learn?

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of remote working
  • Explore the main requirements for successful remote working
  • Develop an action plan for successful remote working
  • Discuss strategies for effective collaborative working
  • Experiment with time and project management tools
  • Explore tools and resources to help you work remotely
  • Produce a detailed plan for successful remote working

Topics for this course

13 Lessons18h

What is remote working??

Before you get started, take some time to meet Adeseye Lawal-Solarin, who will guide you through the course. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your fellow learners and plan your learning journey.
Welcome to the course00:1:50
Introduce yourself
How have work practices changed?

Challenges, opportunities and wellness of remote working?

In this activity, with the help of a case study you will find out about the challenges and opportunities related to remote working.

Getting ready to work remotely?

You're now going to explore the technology that you need to remote work and how to connect to the internet securely. You will also look at the importance of creating a dedicated workspace within your home.

Developing your remote working plan?

In this activity, you will start building your own plan to work remotely. You'll also find out about areas of your remote working that could be improved.


You’ve now reached the end of Week 1 of Collaborative Working in a Remote Team.

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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I learned a few matters I didn't know before about how to work better from home, especially in this time of the year where it's becoming basically mandatory.

The information presented was very useful and covered all the challenge areas of WFH. I learned some great tips I plan to incorporate into my own tasks and home office environment.

Great and easy-to-listen-to set of videos, I have also been thinking of and hearing back from my colleagues over the past few months when starting to work from home completely. In addition I heard quite a lot of recognizable situations, questions to think about and also some very helpful tips and tricks!

Thank you so much for this course! I enjoyed the interactive exercises, and think doing some of them with my team will greatly impact our team culture.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate


  • Basic English
  • Basic Mircosoft Office Software Skills

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.
  • This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.
  • The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.
  • You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.