7.6 Using Tools and Technology in a Virtual Team

Course Overview

Technology is a core component of life as a virtual worker. There are certain indispensable tools that make it possible for you to work remotely as part of a team and you must understand how to make them work for you. Some tools might be familiar from your everyday life while others might be brand new and a little daunting.

In this course, we will look at some of the essential tools and technologies that you will need in your role as a virtual worker, how to get used to the new tools, set them up for use, why it is important to establish boundaries with technology, and how to go about solving some of the problems that you might encounter along the way.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following:

  • Which kinds of technology you will need to use as a virtual worker
  • How to get started with learning and setting up the tools you need
  • What kind of boundaries with technology can support your productivity
  • How to tackle challenges you might encounter with your tools

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version.

Using Tools and Technology in a Virtual Team – Printable

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