Develop the skills needed to collaborate with others using online collaboration tools.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Collaboration concepts
  • Key concepts
  • Cloud computing
Preparation for online collaboration
  • Common setup features
  • Setup
Using online collaborative tools
  • Online storage and productivity
  • Applications
  • Online calendars
  • Social media
  • Online meetings
  • Online learning environments
Mobile collaboration
  • Key concepts
  • Using mobile devices
  • Applications
  • Synchronisation

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to plan and manage collaboration using services such
as cloud computing and mobile technology. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident collaborating and interacting using online tools, as well as scheduling and hosting online meetings. They will be able to:

  • understand the key concepts of online and mobile collaboration
  • recognise good practice in cloud computing and how this facilitates collaboration
  • identify tools supporting online collaboration, such as productivity applications, social media, calendars, meetings, and learning environments
  • know how to register, set up, and delete user accounts for collaborative tools
  • understand how collaboration works on mobile devices such as tablet and smartphones

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.


The detailed syllabus for the Online Collaboration module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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