The UP Information Technology and Development Center’s Training Team, with the Office of the Vice President for Development, held various training sessions last March 31, 2020 to May 4, 2020 for UP staff. This was conducted to assist them in adjusting to the Work-From-Home setup due to the ongoing COVID-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). The online training sessions were done via Zoom webinars.

These webinars were the following:

Basic Home Network Troubleshooting covered the basics of testing and troubleshooting networks at home to guide the participants in identifying and locating problems, and gave helpful tips on how to handle such issues. 724 participants attended this webinar topic.

The Basic Information Security Training gave the participants an idea about basic information security, its threats, proper handling with such given information and avoiding compromising information. A total of 645 registered participants attended this training.

Exploring UP’s Online Communication Channels Training gave the participants an overview on the different Google Apps, and other office applications such as Zoom, Office 365 which helps to enhance written and video-based communications. This training had 809 attendees.

Google Suite for Education for Work Office Productivity and Collaboration Tools Training taught the participants the basics of Google’s suite of applications. It covers fundamental skills in using the software tools including Office Productivity Tools, Document Management, and Communication Tools. The attendees of this webinar totaled to 648 participants.

In the Google Classroom Training, different colleges and faculty were taught to use the Classroom app in G Suite. The training helped the faculty on how to set-up Google Classroom to engage in online learning for their respective classes. This webinar topic had a total of 313 registered attendees.

The Office 365 Productivity and Collaboration Tools Training tackled the use of the Office Productivity Suite such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and various collaboration tools in Office 365 by Microsoft. 735 registered participants attended this training.

The Office 365 Classroom by Microsoft with Office 365 applications included, helped the faculty facilitate online learning for their own classes, through the use of the alternative media, office productivity and collaboration apps. 237 users registered and attended the training.

Privacy Tips and Awareness Training tackled awareness on digital privacy and tips on how to maintain your privacy online and offline. There were 962 registered attendees for this training topic.

The FMIS and SPCMIS Overview Training was given for the people tasked in handling the FMIS and SPCIMS modules, their integration points, functions and reportorial capabilities. This webinar had 377 participants.

The HRIS Overview and UP Employee Self Service Training covered the overview of HRIS that automates the HR processes and submissions and accessing the UIS by UP employees was discussed. 513 participants registered and attended for the HRIS refresher.

The SAIS Overview under UIS Training tackled the overview of the available SAIS modules and features, as well as the requirements for accessing SAIS. 326 attendees were present for this UIS-related webinar.

UP Document Tracking System (DTS) Training tackled the use of the system in processing, sending, receiving and tracking of documents online without going to respective offices. A total of 730 users participated in this webinar topic.

In the “Tips on Video Conferencing” Training, participants were given the opportunity to learn the use of video conferencing apps such as Zoom, with “do’s and don'ts” tips provided while participating in meetings and conducting online presentations. 392 UP staff registered and attended this webinar topic.

The “Tech Tips while on Remote Work” Training discussed efficient practices that can be applied for those who are currently adjusting to a Work From Home scenario. This training had 882 registered attendees.

Overall, around 8,293 UP staff attended these webinar training sessions over the course of five (5) weeks.

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