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7 Online Collaboration Tools to Help You Work From Home During the Corona Virus Pandemic


The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm, with safety measures requiring people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the virus. Working from home has become a necessity for many during this time that is why we wanted to highlight a number of online collaboration tools that can assist with this endeavour & keep your efficiency up.

To provide a cost & data effective way to work from home, Roke is happy to announce that it’s currently offering free internet (zero-rated) access to all of the tools below via all Roke Plus bundles & also giving a 40% installation discount for a limited time only.    

1) Zoom

This is one of the most popular platforms for hosting virtual events, learning with friends, working or creating a telehealth network where your patients can still reach you in their time of need. Zoom’s main feature is “meetings” which supports; 

  • Whiteboarding
  • Screen sharing
  • HD video and audio
  • Remote screen control features
  • Host up to 100 participants.
  • 40 mins limit on group meetings. Etc

Zoom is also running a number of offers in the wake of the coronavirus that you can take advantage of.

2) Microsoft Teams
If you’re looking for a platform to keep your team engaged, share content and keep you effective, then you should definitely try out Microsoft teams. It’s convenient for combining persistent workplace chats, video meetings and even offers file storage as well as integration within your company’s Office 365 subscription. Microsoft Teams is currently offering a six months free trial for its premium service that has features.

3) Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a tried and tested app known for being efficient and easy to use when it comes to communication and setting up meetings. It includes the ability to make free voice calls to other hangout users, group video chat of up to 25 users, online chats & so many other online collaboration features.

Google has rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities until July 1st in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic.

4) Skype
Skype has been around for ages and so it has the advantage of having several users on it at the moment. It’s features that make it a key player in these times of self-quarantine include; video conferencing calls, instant messaging & voice calls, all across a number of devices. Skype also makes the transfer of files (video, images & audio) very seamless, positioning it as a key favourite for online collaboration.


Trello is by far one of the best apps for organising your day.  Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects collaboratively in a fun and exciting way. If you are looking to ensure that your team maintains its efficiency and monitor your progress as you work from home, then Trello is a must-have.

6) Classrooms

Schools may go on a break but education must continue. The minds of students must be continually sharpened if they are to grow up better than us. One of the best ways to do this is through Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

7) Office 365

Office 365 is what happens when you take all that Microsoft Office has to offer and add the internet. What happens is that Office becomes your place to create, communicate, collaborate, and get great work done. With Office 365 you can work and collaborate on the cloud so that no work gets lost.

Looking to work from home, subscribe today & get free internet access to all the tools above plus you also get to enjoy free internet access every night & all weekend long.

Email sales@roketelkom.co.ug to get started or visit the Roke Plus webpage to find out more.

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