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Effective Techniques and Tools for Working Remotely

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Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


This class examines some of the common challenges involved in working remotely and discusses best practices and techniques, as well as practical applications for using collaborative tools to enhance workflow and boost productivity.

The session will explore and discuss a series of common administrative tasks and challenges that are frequently encountered when working remotely. 


The course identifies the essential managerial and worker skill sets that are required for successful remote performance and explores ways to build trust, enhance working relationships, improve communication and overcome some of the difficulties involved with working remotely.


Working together, participants and the instructor will explore and identify the best collaborative tools available within the Stanford collaborative toolbox which will help to address these challenges in a simple and effective way.


The course will examine how collaborative tools can facilitate communication, planning, organizing, and maintaining a productive workflow process for distributed teams.


Topics discussed in this session include:

  • Develop an action plan for communicating and engaging with your team members while remote
  • Overview of how tools such as Slack, Google Drive, Smartsheet, Zoom, and others can address collaboration/communication challenges.



University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.