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10 Remote Work Training Courses

We’ve created a list of remote work training courses to help your teams flourish outside the four walls of the office. These courses were designed to help with productivity, time management, and workspace organization so they can continue to perform at their best.

Remote Work Training Courses
Last published: 13th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Remote Work Training Course- Remote Working

1. Remote Working

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Remote Working course teaches learners about agile practices to get their work done even if they're working away from the office. This course starts by giving an introduction to remote working and how the pandemic has significantly contributed to this shift. It outlines the benefits of remote working, the challenges it comes with, and tips to avoid distractions to remain productive. As communication can be challenging when done remotely, there’s a lesson on how to effectively communicate online with colleagues and still maintain professionalism. By the end of this course, learners will also know how to structure their day while keeping their mental and emotional well-being in check.

In just five lessons, learners will be able to gain knowledge on relevant key concepts about remote working thanks to the microlearning design model. With this method, information is converted into bite-sized chunks that help with the transfer of knowledge from short-term to long-term memory.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Benefits and challenges of remote working
  • Better communication in remote working
  • Structuring your day
  • Mind and emotional well-being

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Remote Work Training Course - Managing Remote Employees

2. Managing Remote Employees

Created specifically for managers, SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Managing Remote Employees course gives them a broader look at the many challenges of shifting to remote work as well as resilience and adaptability in the workplace. This remote work training course goes into detail about managing remote employees, giving emphasis on trusting employees, encouraging open communication, and fostering teamwork. Communicating in multiple formats like video conferencing and written communication and using various project management tool will also be taught, as well as explaining projects/tasks clearly. It also provides practical tips on setting up remote working teams, which can include daily or weekly check-ins, instant messaging, and calendar management. The lessons also highlight the importance of virtual communication and collaboration tools like Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Slack.

Through SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s powerful task management software and authoring tool, you can edit, rebrand, and deploy the course directly to your workers’ mobile devices in just a few easy clicks.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Resilience and adaptability
  • Managing remote employees
  • Setting up your remote workforce

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Coursera Remote Work Training Course - Organize yourself as a remote worker or self-employed

3. Organize yourself as a remote worker or self-employed

This remote work training course by Coursera is a project-based program designed to help remote and self-employed employees thrive in a work-from-home setup. In this course, learners will be introduced to different tools, such as Todoist, Google Drive, Toggl Track, and Slack, and taught how to leverage them to boost productivity. Through the online project they’ll be required to create, which is a work persona, they’ll learn to set up tasks, do time tracking, create a virtual workspace, and many more. It only takes 2 hours to complete this guided project. However, one downside to this course is that it can only be accessed on a desktop since it’s in a video format that plays on a split-screen with your work area.

Cost: Free


  • Agenda setting
  • Time tracking
  • Setting up tasks

Created by Coursera

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edX Remote Work Training Course - Remote Work Revolution for Everyone

4. Remote Work Revolution for Everyone

edX has partnered with the prestigious Harvard University to help remote employees thrive,  not just survive, in a remote work environment. The key elements of remote working will be covered, along with proven strategies for improving productivity, communication, and collaboration. This course will also discuss the different types of trust needed to succeed seamlessly in a remote work environment. As the collaboration tools learners use are also important to make work more efficient, they will learn how to choose the right digital tools like documents and spreadsheet to boost productivity and collaborate with team members. If you’re a team leader, you’ll also find the lesson on relaunching and managing a remote team and collaborating with them helpful. This self-paced course can be completed in 3 weeks. While it’s free to audit, you’ll need to pay to submit graded assignments and get a certificate of completion.

Cost: Free


  • Elements of remote working
  • Types of trust
  • Selecting the right digital tools
  • Managing a remote team

Created by edX

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Happy Remote Work Training Course - Remote Working 101

5. Remote Working 101

Happy’s Remote Working 101 is perfect for those who have just begun remote work or are preparing themselves for this setup. Here, they’ll learn practical tips and techniques for being productive and maintaining a work-life balance at home. As communication is crucial when working remotely, learners will find a lesson on using the appropriate channels to communicate and how to avoid communication traps. At the end of the course, it teaches learners about having the proper mindset and putting what they’ve learned into practice. This course is presented in a live online format, but you can coordinate with Happy to set up a private group session if needed to accommodate your team’s schedule.

Cost: £95


  • Work-life balance techniques
  • Communication channels
  • Having the proper mindset

Created by Happy

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FutureLearn Remote Work Training Course - Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

6. Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

Instead of traditional office spaces, teams now rely on virtual spaces like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet to discuss work goals and objectives. FutureLearn’s remote work training course, designed by the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding, aims to help organizations use technologies and project management tools to navigate remote team collaboration and achieve milestone. Throughout the 2-week course, employees will gain a better understanding of remote working challenges and opportunities to develop effective remote working plans and streamline the team workload. The course also delves into various task management and employee training tools that make it easier for your remote workforce to work collaboratively.

Cost: Starts at US $39 


  • Project management tools
  • Remote working challenges
  • Task management

Created by FutureLearn

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Proven Training Solutions Remote Work Training Course - Effectively Managing Virtual, Telecommuting & Offsite Employees and Teams

7. Effectively Managing Virtual, Telecommuting & Offsite Employees and Teams

Most leaders are most likely new to remote work and are inexperienced in managing teams virtually. To help them with this major change, Proven Training Solutions has created this remote work training course to acquaint leaders with how to navigate this unfamiliar territory. It starts by differentiating traditional from remote supervision and then discusses the keys to success with remote supervision. It also delves into off-site and onsite employee personalities, and how to handle difficult personalities virtually. Learners will also find a lesson on the different leadership styles and the common characteristics of a successful off-site leader. 

Cost: Available upon request


  • Traditional vs. remote supervision
  • Keys to successful remote supervision
  • Off-site and onsite employee personalities
  • Leadership styles

Created by Proven Training Solutions

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Alison Remote Work Training Course - Tools for Working from Home: Google Apps, Trello & Zoom

8. Tools for Working from Home: Google Apps, Trello & Zoom

If you’re looking to boost productivity at home by leveraging different tools, this remote work training course is the right choice for you. Alison’s Tools for Working from Home will uncover the most recommended tools to take your work to the next level. In this course, learners will discover the applications of each Google app, utilize the Trello platform for communication, and explore the fundamentals of Zoom for conducting online meetings. It also briefly touches on Microsoft Excel and the basic operations that you might need. This course is free to take and requires 3-4 hours to complete, but you’ll need to pay to get a shareable certificate of completion.

Cost: Free


  • Google app applications
  • Utilizing Trello and Zoom
  • MS Excel basic formulas

Created by Alison

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Facilitated Training Remote Work Training Course - Working from Home 101

9. Working from Home 101

This remote work training course by Facilitated Training is intended for employees and freelancers who are or will be working from home. Topics covered include: setting up a home workspace, planning a work day from home, using communication channels, and utilizing technology. It also discusses best practices for staying connected and engaged even while working remotely. This course can be taken by anyone for free and can be conducted in both, instructor-led and self-paced formats. However, the training material is presented using PowerPoint slides, which can be static and outdated.

Cost: Free


  • Setting up a home workspace
  • Workday planning
  • Communication channels

Created by Facilitated Training

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Remote Work Training Course - Work/Life Balance in the Same Room

10. Work/Life Balance in the Same Room

To help workers gain control over their work and personal lives, SC Training (formerly EdApp) has built the course, Work/Life Balance in the Same Room. First, it discusses the pros and cons of working from home versus working in an office. It then highlights the importance of daily routines like getting 8-10 hours of sleep, eating regular meals, and enjoying downtime. At the end of this remote work training course, learners will discover how to set up their workspace at home for better ergonomics and increased productivity. 

To start training your team, you can import this microlearning course directly from SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s course library. As a cloud-based remote work software and SAAS management system, SC Training (formerly EdApp) also allows you to edit and rebrand the entire course according to your organization’s guidelines, even without coding knowledge or design skills.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)


  • Working from home vs. working in the office
  • Establishing daily routines
  • Setting up a workspace at home

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Thrive in a virtual workspace with remote work training

In response to COVID-19, most companies turned to remote work as a solution to be able to continue operations and keep their businesses afloat. While many offices have already gone this route long before the pandemic, a remote working environment is still uncharted territory for those who are used to a brick-and-mortar setup. To prepare employees for what to expect and how to continue being productive at work, it’s essential to provide remote work training so they are geared up for this major shift. This will not only make the transition easier but also help them foresee and navigate the challenges that come with this type of work setup.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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