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Zoom is used for communication and collaboration during online meetings, workshops and conferences. 

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

(opens in a new window)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUxzrgZvZQ 


This is an engaging tool for task planning and tracking. It is effective for idea generation and brainstorming, offers freedom to participants and reduces 'collaborating together online' pressure. 

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://trello.com/en/guide

(opens in a new window)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xky48zyL9iA

Microsoft Planner

Planner is a to-do planning and tracking app that comes with Office 365. It's used for personal and teamwork planning. You can build a new plan ('new bucket), add and assign tasks for each plan, set the progress, due date and priority for each task.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/microsoft-planner-video-training-4d71390f-08d8-4db0-84ea-92fb078687c7

(opens in a new window)https://support.office.com/en-us/planner 

Google Currents

This is an online collaboration tool for teams. It can be used as a forum where people can post questions, updates etc. on a message board for other members to see.

Usefull resources:


(opens in a new window)http://worksmartertogether.ucd.ie/working-remotely-how-do-we-do-it/ 


Mural is a great tool for teams and groups working together in project sessions, training, thinking, remit mapping, planning, workshopping, document review, session planning etc. It is a big (virtual) white wall with the scope for lots of PostIts, with templates for different kinds of session.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://support.mural.co/en/


Strategyzer plugs right into the Lean concepts space and provide visual and clear approaches to developing ideas, the antidote to endless documentation full of cut and paste padding.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://www.strategyzer.com/canvas 


The online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://miro.com/online-whiteboard/ 


This is free online diagramming and mapping tool. Easy to use for quickly creating diagrams, including  process maps. Comes with lots of different templates and shapes/icons including infographic components. 

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://drawio-app.com/learning/

(opens in a new window) http://worksmartertogether.ucd.ie/working-remotely-how-do-we-do-it/ 

(opens in a new window)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0qxOIP05tw


LucidChart is also used for diagramming and mapping. It allows you to collaborate in real time with powerful diagramming, whiteboarding, and data visualization. 

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/resource-center 


This engagament/polling tool allow you to capture a powerful feedback instantly during virtual meetings, classes, events, and more.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)https://www.polleverywhere.com/support 


This survey platform makes it easy to measure and understand feedback quickly, let you connect with folks and gather their ideas.

Usefull resources:

(opens in a new window)http://www.ccccs.org/members/documents/SurveyMonkeyUserManual.pdf 

Feel free to contact UCD Agile at (opens in a new window)agile@ucd.ie if you have any questions.