Ch 3: Online Productivity & Collaboration Tools

About This Chapter

Share this professional development chapter with your employees to help them better understand the applications of online productivity and collaboration tools. These short lessons also show your employees how to effectively use these types of tools in the workplace.

Online Productivity & Collaboration Tools - Chapter Summary

In modern workplace environments, online tools are frequently used for productivity and collaborative purposes. To help your employees learn about these types of tools and how to use them properly, simply assign this convenient online training chapter. Through a series of short and engaging lessons, your employees will study the functions of several tools for collaboration, video conferencing, online presentation and time management. The chapter also comes with short quizzes to help your employees check their understanding of these concepts.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: The chapter helps employees become aware of tools that are commonly used in online collaborative environments.
  • Compares several tools: Employees become more knowledgeable about the functions of time management, video conferencing and online presentation tools.
  • Helps employees choose appropriate tools: Employees who complete the chapter should be able to select the best tools for collaborative business tasks.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, your employees should be able to:

  • Compare types of databases and collaboration tools
  • Recognize tools for virtual team collaboration, online presentation delivery and time management
  • Assess the pros/cons and benefits/challenges of video conferencing
  • Choose optimal business collaboration tools

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Online Productivity & Collaboration Tools
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are Databases? - Examples & Types

1. What are Databases? - Examples & Types

In this lesson, we'll be looking at databases, which are computer mechanisms for storing and retrieving data. Test your knowledge following the lesson with a quiz.

What Are Collaboration Tools? - Definition & Types

2. What Are Collaboration Tools? - Definition & Types

This lesson will discuss collaboration tools, a broad term used for multiple types of software or services allowing people to work together online. Learn about how these technologies work and review examples of everyday usage.

Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams

3. Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams

This lesson goes over some of the many collaboration tools virtual teams can use to improve their performance. These include Dropbox, Google Docs, and many more.

What Is Video Conferencing? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

4. What Is Video Conferencing? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Video conferencing is the ability to host live interactive meetings by using Internet connectivity, a computer and a web camera. With video conferencing, businesses can now hold meetings with the participants being virtually anywhere in the world.

Video Conferencing for Virtual Teams: Benefits & Challenges

5. Video Conferencing for Virtual Teams: Benefits & Challenges

Video conferencing is an exciting way to connect employees and share information in real time. There are many benefits and challenges to meeting virtually; this lesson identifies several of each, and explains their effect on the success of video conferences.

Tools for Delivering Online Presentations

6. Tools for Delivering Online Presentations

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the tools you need for delivering online presentations. Your presentation is your chance to shine, and you'll need the right tools to make that happen.

Managing Time With Technology: Types & Tools

7. Managing Time With Technology: Types & Tools

This lesson discusses some of the technologies that help people better manage their time. You'll learn about the many features they provide and when they might be applied.

Practical Application: Choosing the Best Collaboration Tool for Business

8. Practical Application: Choosing the Best Collaboration Tool for Business

Online collaboration tools allow co-workers to do everything from videoconferencing to sharing files to managing projects. In this activity, you'll find two scenarios where you need to pick the best collaboration tool.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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