Tools and Strategies for Remote Work

In the section below, you will find resources that focus on tools and strategies to assist you with your remote work. In the first section, you will find articles on techniques that people have employed while working in “Safer at Home” policies. The following section lists technologies and tools. 

Working from home strategies and tips
 

  • This blog post from Businesswire outlines a few resources on topics regarding home distractions, using teleconference tools, general productivity and other suggestions. 

  • CNBC has published an article for parents working from home with tips on virtual babysitters, prioritizing schedules, taking mini breaks and other suggestions. 

  • This blog offers tips on working parents and how to adjust for remote work. 

  • Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.

  • This blog post lists suggested tips and topics for remote team building activities.

Tool and technology
 

  • Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing real-time chat, video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile device, and other devices. 

  • Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

  • Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage and file synchronization for personal and team collaboration.

  • Basecamp is a real-time communication tool that helps teams stay on the same page; it's less for traditional project management tasks.

  • GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

  • GoToWebinar is an online and video conferences platform for businesses and sole proprietors. The platform features  Conference Recording, HD Video Conferencing, Full Desktop Sharing, Screen Share, Video Conferencing, Automated Emails, Content Sharing, and Conduct Surveys.

  • Zoom is a video communication  platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

  • Soundtrap is a full, web-based podcast production tool that allows users to record, edit, and master their audio. 

  • Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

  • The Muse has published an article on 7 Essential Tips from Working from Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  • AT Conference Services is a fee-based Phone, Web, and Video Conferencing service.

  • Monday.com is a work operating system that enables organizations to build custom workflow apps in a code-free environment - to run projects, processes and everyday work.

Other Interactive Platforms
 

  • Blackboard is a virtual learning environment and learning management system developed by Blackboard Inc. It is Web-based server software which features course management, customizable open architecture, and scalable design that allows integration with student information systems and authentication protocols.

  • EZ-Vote is an interactive presentation platform for voting, live polling and group assessments. Users can communicate with participants.

  • SurveyMonkey is a free online survey tool used to capture feedback from customized surveys.

  • Constant Contact is an email marketing tool used to create email campaigns that connect stakeholders with customized messages and content for nonprofits and businesses.