Collaborative Working in a Remote Team


Learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with your team as you navigate remote working with the University of Leeds.

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that many of us have had to become accustomed to working in remote teams. In truth, however, this has merely accelerated a trend that we were already seeing in the business world – as anyone who works for a multiregional or international company will tell you.

This course is designed to support those entering the world of remote working, looking at the challenges and benefits, collaboration technology, and project management tools.

Examine the benefits and challenges of remote working

Today’s workplace has moved away from traditional office spaces and instead, our teams span locations and even time zones, with more and more people working from home.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how you can use technology to effectively communicate with your remote working team.

You’ll explore both the benefits and challenges of remote working, and discover the tools to help you overcome barriers and successfully set up your remote working space.

Encourage collaborative working with project planning tools

You’ll examine strategies, technologies, and project management tools to learn how you can ease the difficulties of working remotely.

You’ll also look at case studies to understand how and why these technologies are used, and gain practical advice for getting started.

As well as promoting collaborative working, you’ll learn how to ensure your own wellbeing and understand how this is a key to success in home working.

Produce an action plan template to improve team communication

By the end of this course, you’ll have the practical planning skills to help you successfully work remotely. You’ll receive advice on how to apply these skills to the real-world before creating an action plan for your role in a remote team.

Prove you’re job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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 those who would like to expand their digital skills.

You’ll build confidence in digital working practices, whether you’re just entering work and you are looking to improve your career prospects or you are already working remotely and want to improve your collaboration skills.

This may include those starting our in their careers, 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.

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.

Start learning today – free 7-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends


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