Course Description

Computer technology moves at an incredible pace and the speed of change can often lead to confusion and insecurity among users. In particular, the amount of online collaborative tools that are available and ready for use may be overwhelming. These tools, however, are vital to the success of organizations, allowing for less dependence on email (time savings!), increased flexibility, and ease and efficiency of workflow.

Participants in this course will be introduced to and become familiar with a number of online applications for team collaboration.  Ultimately they will be able to use and apply these collaborative tools beyond their current technical skills. (Example tools may include: video recording applications, such as VoiceThread, ScreenRec, Screencast-O-Matic, and OBS Studio; video screencasting, such as Loom and Screencastify; project management, such as  Wrike, Slack, and Discord; and Cloud servers, such as Google Drive.

Course Outline

Topics include

  • Recognizing the specifics of online collaborative tools 
  • Addressing technical limitations
  • Building collaborative and supportive environments
  • Technology ownership in an ever-changing world

Learner Outcomes

As a result of participating in this course students will be able to:

  • Identify a variety of and differences between online tools for group collaboration
  • Draw upon available resources in order to improve personal technical skills
  • Learn how to apply effective team building strategies through online technology tools


The content of this Outreach College course offering aligns with the SHRM BoCK. Outreach College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®, and this program is valid for 7.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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Who should attend? 

  • Executives of large and small businesses, managers, and supervisors
  • Those needing to upskill their abilities to use virtual tools to collaborate in any field or profession (such as the healthcare sector, education, and military)
  • Novices in online collaboration tools


Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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Section Title
Tools of the Virtual World: Collaborative Tools for Productive Teams
8:30AM to 11:00AM
Nov 06, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $339.00
Section Notes

The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID), which is necessary to join the online course.

For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, click here.

You can also find Zoom's system requirements here.

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