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Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

Learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with your team, whether you're at home or on the other side of the world.

44,220 enrolled on this course

Collaborative Working in a Remote Team
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree
This course is part of the Collaboration, Communication and Remote Working program, which will enable you to learn how to work and communicate efficiently in the modern workplace .

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.

Featured in the UK government’s The Skills Toolkit collection.


  • Week 1

    What is remote working?

    • Welcome

      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.

    • 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.

    • Summary

      You’ve now reached the end of Week 1 of Collaborative Working in a Remote Team. In this activity, we’ll sum up what you’ve learned and look ahead to Week 2.

  • Week 2

    How to work remotely and collaboratively

    • Welcome to Week 2

      This week, you will be exploring how to manage time, projects and workloads, and how you can get ready to work remotely.

    • Managing time, projects and workload

      In this activity, you look at some of the ways we can work collaboratively with others remotely, and how simple time and project management tools can ensure the smooth running of remote teams.

    • Getting ready to work remotely

      In this activity, you will explore the collaborative working and communication tools used by remote workers. You will also produce a detailed plan to help you on your way to being a remote worker yourself.

    • Summary

      You've learned about the complexities of remote working and constructed an action plan. Now you will test your understanding and learn about the next steps in the Digital Skills for the Workplace portfolio of courses.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • 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

Who is the course for?

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.

Who will you learn with?

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.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.


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What's included?

University of Leeds are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible