ITC trains personnel on online tools

By Daniel P. Tapaoan, Jr.


As an initial step in becoming a paperless institution, the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) trained more than 100 non-teaching employees of the University on the use of online collaboration tools last August 31. 


Conducted by the Information Technology Center (ITC), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Computing and Information Sciences (CAS-DCIS), the virtual event trained employees who take charge virtual correspondence of their respective units.  


In the training, the non-teaching staff learned the advanced features of email, how to work with portable document format (PDF) documents, create digital signatures, and use Google Workspace Apps (calendar, form, sheet, and drive).


They were trained by Dr. Saturnina Nisperos, ITC director, Prof. Wilben Christie Pagtaconan, Prof. Jerwin Mark Guillermo, Prof. James Patrick Acang, Dr. Gerry Contillo, and Prof. Milagros Barruga, DCIS faculty. 


Nisperos said the employees are expected to apply the tools learned in their respective units to help the university transition its operations into mainly electronic. 


Toward this goal, she said another training-workshop will be scheduled for faculty, administrators, and other constituents of the university.


MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis encouraged the employees to help the university minimize the use of paper in transacting between offices and to clients by using online tools which are easily accessible. 


As the university fully embraces new normal environment, Dr. Agrupis bares she envisions to make MMSU as a model paperless university in the future. “Your cooperation is highly needed in this endeavor,” she added. (StratCom)