COC Information Know-how Section Wins Two Tech Awards

Two awards are being offered to Faculty of the Canyons (COC)’s Information Technological innovation (IT) office at the 2021 Virtual Know-how Summit thanks to the college’s “effective transition” all through the COVID-19 pandemic.

COC is slated to receive two awards from the 2021 California Group Faculty Main Data Techniques Officers Association (CISOA) on Thursday, Feb. 11, as a response to the department’s assistance throughout the COVID-19 transition in Santa Clarita.

Transitioning COC’s operations and educational plans to a distant structure subsequent popular COVID-19 shutdowns of in-person education was manufactured achievable many thanks partly to the IT office.

“In preparation (for) the shift to a remote format, the team ran back-to-again training sessions for hundreds of school and staff members on how to use Zoom, Business office 365, Microsoft Groups and Adobe Creative Cloud Apps,” reads a assertion issued by COC Wednesday. “They made a collection of quick-form instruction videos allowing staff members to accessibility the information and facts they required devoid of sitting by an hour-prolonged instruction session.”

The Computer system Assist Providers (CSS) crew is set to be given a CISOA 2021 Technologies Excellence Award, which acknowledges demonstrated excellence by means of developments in know-how by a group college or university.

“Realizing staff would however call for assistance in their digital atmosphere, the CSS staff turned to Zoom to augment existing remote assist applications to make sure personnel could continue to get technical help by the department’s Enable Desk even though operating from household,” reads Wednesday’s assertion.

IT Division head Dr. James Temple, COC’s vice president of engineering, is also established to obtain a 2021 Excellence in Know-how Leadership Award by the California Local community Colleges Chancellor’s Place of work, the second award to be offered at the summit. 

Thanks in section to Dr. Temple’s management, the CSS group managed to generate a college internet site in a few months which functioned as a one-cease place for all of COC’s know-how demands.

The CSS team, as part of the IT Section, realized COC workforce would continue to need remote tech help, so they employed Zoom to make guaranteed that COC employees could use the IT Department’s Enable Desk to continue receiving help virtually.

The 2021 CISOA Digital Know-how Summit is scheduled for subsequent 7 days, and further more details on the summit can be uncovered listed here.

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