Webinars for UP Staff


To help strengthen the Work-From-Home (WFH) capabilities of the UP staff,  a series of training webinars via Zoom will be offered by the Office of the Vice President for Development - Information Technology Development Center (OVPD-ITDC).

Below, you will find the details of the training webinars offered by OVPD-ITDC:

A. Webinar Descriptions

Basic Home Network Troubleshooting
This webinar covers the basics of testing and troubleshooting networks at home. It will guide the participants in identifying and locating problems, and will also give helpful tips on how to handle such issues.
Basic Information Security
In this webinar, participants receive instructions on the basic concepts of information security, some threats and how to deal with them, and best practices to avoid compromising information.
Exploring UP’s Online Communication Channels
This Webinar focuses on the various online communications platforms for written, spoken, and video-based communications and including Social Media-based and Collaborative communications using Zoom, Office 365, and Google Apps.
Google Suite for Education for Work Office Productivity and Collaboration Tools
This webinar teaches the basics of Google’s suite of applications for G Suite users. It covers fundamental skills in using the software tools including Office Productivity Tools (Docs, Sheets, Presentations), Document Management, and Communication Tools.
Google Classroom
UP Faculty will be taught how to use the Classroom app in G Suite. By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to set up and facilitate online learning for their own classes, through the use of the alternative media, office productivity, and collaboration apps offered by G Suite.
Microsoft Office 365 Productivity and Collaboration Tools
Participants will be taught how to use the Office Productivity Suite (such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Collaboration/Communication Tools (Calendar, Outlook, Delve, OneDrive, OneNote, SharePoint, Dynamics 365) in Office 365. This Webinar will also feature some business cases to make use of these tools.
Office 365 Classroom
UP Faculty will be taught how to use Microsoft Teams Classroom in Office 365. By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to set up and facilitate online learning for their own classes, through the use of the alternative media, office productivity and collaboration apps offered by Office 365.
Privacy Tips and Awareness
This short webinar will give an awareness on digital privacy and tips on how to maintain your privacy online and offline.
Tech Tips while on Remote Work
This short webinar will focus on best practices that can be applied for those who are currently adjusting to a Work From Home scenario.
Tips on Video Conferencing
This webinar intends to provide a helpful guide, some dos and don'ts, and the necessary tools in conducting video conferences for meetings, presenting in online classes, and broadcasting your lectures.
UIS: FMIS and SPCMIS Overview
In this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the different FMIS and SPCMIS modules, their integration points, functions and reportorial capabilities. The prerequisites for utilising the modules will also be discussed and communication channels available for end user support will also be provided.
UIS: HRIS Overview and UP Employee Self Service
This webinar covers the overview of HRIS that automates the HR processes and submissions. It will also discuss the requirements for accessing UIS and the available modules, as well as the features that can be used by all employees in the UP Employee Self Service.
UIS: SAIS Overview
This webinar will tackle the overview of the available SAIS modules and features, as well as the requirements for accessing SAIS.
UP Document Tracking System (DTS)
The Document Tracking System (DTS) is an online service that tracks documents across the UP System, including the originating and receiving office/personnel, and the time elapsed between offices/units/departments. This webinar aims to instruct participants on using the DTS.
UIS: FMIS Disbursement Voucher Preparation
This webinar covers the prerequisites, different types of disbursements, the process of preparing disbursement vouchers as well as monitoring the status of submitted transactions.
UIS: HRIS Employee Self-Service Approval
This Webinar covers the approval actions and techniques to submitted Self Service transactions (eg. Certificate of Service, Limited Practice of Profession, etc.). Its intended audience are HRDO, Supervisors, Faculty- Administrators, and other staff who verify/approve online transactions.
Tech Tips on using Social Media for your next Remote Classroom Activity
This webinar will make use of Social Media in an educational setting. The usage of Hash Tags, User Groups, and Community-based sites for classroom activity or project. This also includes the ethics, the proper way, and right conduct in Social Media-based classroom activities.
Digital Citizenship
This webinar will give an awareness on fundamental digital citizenship skills that people need in order to participate and do smart choices online and offline. This will cover quick discussions about media balance, well-being, privacy, security, digital identity, communication, cyberbullying, hate speech, and media literacy.
The Psychology of Passwords
This webinar will give an awareness on recent studies or reports about the behavior of people when it comes to password management as well as safe password creation and usage practices.
Private and Secure Communication Apps, Websites, and Practices
This webinar will give basic awareness on apps and websites that are secure and privacy-first as better alternatives to Viber, Facebook, Instagram, etc. that can be used for communication, information dissemination, and publicity.
Privacy and Digital Security Updates
This 30-minute recurring interactive webinar will give an awareness of the recent trends and news on privacy and digital security.
Microsoft Teams for Office Communications and Collaboration
This webinar gives an introduction to Microsoft Teams with overview on Teams and Channel Structure, Posting Basics, and Tips for those working from home.
UIS: Overview for Administrators/Officials
This webinar covers a brief introduction to UIS that includes HRIS, FMIS and SPCMIS modules, integration, and prerequisites to utilize each function. Administrators will also have an overview of the operations linked to their accounts such as worklist setup and responsibilities.
SAIS: Faculty Self Service
This webinar covers all of the self service functions of a faculty in SAIS. It includes requirements, current live features and other self service features available in SAIS.
Tech Tips on Broadcasting for your next Webinar
This webinar will help the attendees on learning practical tips on creating your own overhead projector and how to use various tools in broadcasting technologies like virtual blackboard, Screencasting and audio recording, how to stream your lectures and webinars in YouTube and WebRTC, how to manually switch screens from video to slides to a demo screen, black board or to external camera using OBS.
Introduction to Workflows in Microsoft Office 365
This webinar introduces the workflow power automation tool in Office 365. It will discuss the basic templates of a workflow and how to create your very own simple automated Business process orchestration using the common apps within Office 365.
Introduction to Planner in Microsoft Teams
This webinar will discuss a very helpful Task Management App called Planner as a quick tab Inside Microsoft Teams. It will help your team keep track and monitor any Task assigned to them.
Introduction to List in Microsoft Teams
This webinar will discuss a very helpful Task Management App called List as a quick tab Inside Microsoft Teams. It is from a template of Delivery of to-do items in a list from various templates to choose from. It will help your team keep track and monitor the progress of any item to be accomplished in the List.
Tech Tips for Remote Learning for Students
This short and interactive webinar will focus on student-centered tech tips that can be applied for those who are now into remote learning.
Augmented Reality using Reality Composer
This webinar will give an introduction to Augmented Reality through Reality Composer on the iPad. It will discuss opportunities on how to transform learning and content creation through augmented reality.
UIS: Purchase Request Preparation
This webinar will cover how to prepare Purchase Requests in the SPCMIS.
UIS: Cash Advance Liquidation Process
This webinar will cover instructions on how to file liquidations on cash advances in the FMIS.
Introduction to Power Apps in Microsoft Office 365
This webinar introduces No-Code to Low-Code development of applications inside Microsoft Office 365. Power Apps will enable the webinar attendees to build and deploy simple applications for their day-to-day operations and their requirements for software solutions that they themselves can simply implement.
Keynote Tips and Tricks
This webinar will focus on tips and tricks on how to maximize the features of Keynote, the presentation software for Mac and iOS, which can also be used for storytelling, teaching and learning, and creativity.
Google Jamboard for Virtual Classrooms
This webinar introduces the use of Google’s Jamboard as a tool for synchronous online classes or virtual classroom activities that require real time doodles, which is an equivalent of an actual physical blackboard/whiteboard.
Communication Tips while Working from Home
This webinar will discuss some basic advice on efficiently communicating in a work-from-home setup. This includes tips on writing clear and effective emails, and others.
Digital Hygiene Tips to Start the New Year Fresh
This webinar will focus on practical tips towards doing a cleansing of online and offline digital footprint and other forms of digital activities.
Time-Saving iPad Tips for Teachers
This webinar will focus on strategies towards maximizing productivity on using an iPad for teaching, research, assessment, and learning.
Need-to-Know Gmail Lifehacks
This webinar presents an in-depth discussion on the possible features of Gmail that are rarely known to most office administrators and staff. These lifehacks will be helpful for them to greatly maximize the use of Gmail, increase productivity, and improve their efficiency in their day-to-day operations, their communications, and their collaborations.
Building your Office/Unit's Knowledge Base
This webinar teaches the UP Offices and Units how to build their own Knowledge Database (Knowledge Base) that will greatly help address FAQs, pertinent information necessary for Onboarding, the Office/Unit’s primer, repository of memorandum circulars, and quick help How-To’s. This webinar aims to make use of an internal site from Google/Microsoft and/or setting up an Office Wiki.
UIS: Canvas Live Q&A Sessions
For the launch of Canvas based self-paced certification course series (with 8 sessions) for the use of the UIS, the UP ITDC Training Team will hold 8 Live Q&A Sessions to address some of the concerns that will be raised, questions, and issues that need to be addressed publicly, while taking the course topics on the specific use cases in UIS.
Introduction to Canvas for Teachers
This webinar will help introduce Canvas to the UP Faculty, as an alternative tool for their Learning Management System (LMS). Maneuvering through the challenges of online learning, this webinar presents Canvas as a facility to do so and as a platform for flexible modular learning, such as the delivery of UP’s Coursepack program.



B. Requirements/Guidelines for Attending a Webinar


For those interested in attending the training sessions, your UP Mail account will be required. Take note of the following reminders:

  • Use your UP Mail to access the Zoom webinars.

  • You can download the Zoom app here: zoom.us/download

  • You can access Zoom for UP by following these steps: How to Login to Zoom

  • To familiarize yourself with Zoom, you may go here for some tutorials: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

  • To test your computer or device, please visit: https://zoom.us/test

  • For the Google Apps training, use the G Suite of your UP Mail account.

  • For the Document Tracking System online training, it is advised that your UP Mail be registered to the DTS.

  • For the Microsoft Office 365 training, it is advised to have an Office 365 account, which is also linked with your UP Mail.

  • Certificates of attendance will be available after the training sessions, thus participants MUST use their personal UP mail account (not an office UP mail account) to register for the webinars.

  • Certificates of attendance will be issued only to those who have attended at least 80% of the webinar presentation they registered in.

Please TAKE NOTE that you need to register so you can attend any of the webinars.

Upon confirmation of your registration by the training team, you will RECEIVE an EMAIL containing instructions on how to attend the webinars. To register, please refer to Section C below.

C. Webinar Schedule


Please NOTE that you need to use your personal UP mail account (not an office UP mail account) to register and join any of the online training sessions.

When you register, you will be asked to sign into your UP mail account. Please sign in using your UP mail account.

NOTE: Registration links for February webinars will be opened after January 15.

Date Time Webinar (Click the Title to Register)
January 18 (Monday) 8:00-8:30 AM Digital Hygiene Tips to Start the New Year Fresh
January 18 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM Basic Information Security
January 19 (Tuesday) 8:00-8:30 AM Privacy and Digital Security Updates
January 19 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Google Jamboard for Virtual Classrooms
January 20 (Wednesday) 8:00-9:00 AM Keynote Tips and Tricks
January 20 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Purchase Request Preparation
January 20 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Microsoft Teams for Office Communications and Collaboration
January 21 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM Communication Tips while Working from Home
January 21 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: SAIS Faculty Self-Service
January 22 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM Need-to-Know Gmail Lifehacks
January 22 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM Basic Home Network Troubleshooting
January 25 (Monday) 8:00-9:00 AM Google Suite for Education for Work Office Productivity and Collaboration Tools
January 25 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: HRIS Overview and Employee Self-Service
January 25 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Cash Advance Liquidation Process
January 26 (Tuesday) 8:00-9:00 AM Time-Saving iPad Tips for Teachers
January 26 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Overview for Administrators/Officials
January 27 (Wednesday) 8:00-9:00 AM Private and Secure Communication Apps, Websites, and Practices
January 27 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: HRIS Transactions Approval
January 28 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM UP Document Tracking System
January 28 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM Building your Office/Unit's Knowledge Base
January 29 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: HRIS Employee Self-Service Approval
January 29 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM Securing Your Home Wireless Network
February 1 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM Tech Tips on Broadcasting for your next Webinar
February 1 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 101 Live Q&A Session
February 2 (Tuesday) 8:00-8:30 AM Privacy and Digital Security Updates
February 2 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Tech Tips on using Social Media for your next Remote Classroom Activity
February 2 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 102 Live Q&A Session
February 3 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Tips on Video Conferencing
February 3 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 103 Live Q&A Session
February 4 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM Introduction to Workflows in Microsoft Office 365
February 5 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM Introduction to (Task) Planner in Microsoft Teams
February 5 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 104 Live Q&A Session
February 8 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM Introduction to List in Microsoft Teams
February 8 (Monday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 105 Live Q&A Session
February 9 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Introduction to Power Apps in Microsoft Office 365
February 10 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM Office 365 Classroom
February 10 (Wednesday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 106 Live Q&A Session
February 11 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM Introduction to Canvas for Teachers
February 11 (Thursday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 107 Live Q&A Session
February 12 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM Google Classroom
February 12 (Friday) 9:00-10:00 AM UIS: Canvas Self-paced Course 108 Live Q&A Session
February 16 (Friday) 8:00-8:30 AM Privacy and Digital Security Updates



D. Technical Support


For questions regarding your UP Mail account and other concerns, please go through our FAQs: https://itdc.up.edu.ph/faqs

Should you have any questions or concerns on the Webinar offerings, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

E. Evaluation


We would like to kindly request for you to fill out this evaluation form after you have attended the webinars: Evaluation Form for UP Staff Webinars

Your feedback would be very much appreciated and would help us improve our future online training sessions.

Thank you very much for your interest in our webinars.

F. Webinar Recordings


You may find the recordings of the webinars here.

NOTE: The webinar recordings published in the link above are the only recordings that can be viewed by all. Otherwise, access credentials to the webinar recordings will be provided only to those who have attended the webinar itself. Please take note that watching the published recordings will not automatically grant a certificate of attendance, if you have not attended the webinars.