Archived Webinars Now Available as Online Courses

All twelve of our archived webinars are now available as online courses. Instructions for viewing the webinars, enrolling in the courses, and obtaining a certificate of completion follow the course list below.

Webinar Courses Available

Disaster Recovery and Salvage for Paper-based Records: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Improving Your Disposition Program – Local Governments: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Improving Your Disposition Program – State Agencies: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Managing Your Email: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Preservation Basics: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Records Inventory and Appraisal: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Retention Schedule Review Process for State Agencies: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Shared Drive Management: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Storage Facilities: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Tips for a Successful Imaging Project: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Transferring Records to the State Records Center: Using Form RMD 101: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation
Understanding the Texas State Archives: Webinar This course allows guest users to enterInformation

What you’ll find in each course:

  • An archived recording of the webinar
  • Contact information for a TSLAC Government Information Analyst who can answer questions about the course content
  • PDF handouts for taking notes
  • The webinar slides (PowerPoint)
  • Supplemental materials, if there are any — for example, the “Improving Your Disposition Program” webinar now features a sample disposition log at the bottom of the course page.
  • An optional 5-question multiple-choice or true/false quiz to test your comprehension
  • An optional certificate of completion that includes the Credit Hours received. All webinars currently offer 1.0 Credit Hour.

How to enroll in a webinar course for credit:

  1. Go to https://slrmtraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/category.php?id=8 
  2. Click on the webinar you would like to view.
  3. You will be redirected to a login page. Follow the instructions for logging in.  If you have not created an account in our online learning system, you will need to create an account.
  4. Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the course page for the webinar you selected.
  5. On the left-hand side of the page, click “Enroll me in this course.”
  6. You will now be able to watch the webinar, download handouts, take the quiz, and download your certificate.

How to view a webinar without enrolling in the course:

  1. Go to https://slrmtraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/category.php?id=8  
  2. Click on the webinar you would like to view.
  3. You will be redirected to a login page. Click the “Login as a guest” button.
  4. You will now be redirected to the course’s landing page. Click the course title — e.g., Managing Your Email – Webinar.
  5. You will now be able to watch the webinar and download handouts.

Why are we now requiring quizzes to receive certificates?

First, our online system allows us to add much more content to a webinar than we can offer on our static web pages.  Second, as a way to verify attendance.  Since we began offering webinars in 2010, we have received numerous requests for certificates of completion from attendees.  Our webinar system, GoToWebinar, does provide confirmations of attendance to all registered attendees, but no equivalent to the “Certificate of Completion” we issue to our face-to-face class attendees.  Also, because many of our webinars are screened to groups of people (e.g., in a conference room, with only one attendee actually registered), we were unable to track or confirm attendance for all actual attendees.  We faced a similar problem when we began offering our archived recordings for download from our web page in 2011 — we received requests for certificates from people who watched the archived recordings, but we could not verify “attendance.”

Why would you need or want a certificate of completion?

For some, the certificate documents an employee’s continuing education efforts. For others, it represents verification of work time spent on viewing the webinar.  Some might be able to use the certificate for continuing education credits for a certificate program (such as the LGARA). We offer the certificate for those who need it…whatever the reason.