Online Collaboration

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This module sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.


The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Download the Online Collaboration Module Syllabus (PDF)

Read our blog post on how the Online Collaboration module was developed

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Certifies best practice in effective use of online collaboration tools and mobile technology
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Overview:





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


Sample Test

ECDL Foundation provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ECDL Online Collaboration in more depth and prepare for testing.

Download the Online Collaboration Sample Test - GMail Drive (.zip)
Download the Online Collaboration Sample Test - Outlook SkyDrive (.zip)

Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL training materials for information on practical tasks.

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