Records Management Webinars

The Records Management Assistance unit provides webinars on various topics regarding Records Management. You can register for upcoming live webinars or view pre-recorded archived webinars.  If you have a records management topic you would like to see covered in a future webinar, email us and let us know.

Upcoming Webinars

"Local Government Compliance 101" - December 16, 2015 - 10:00-11:00 AM. Every local government entity in Texas must be in compliance with the requirements in the Local Government Records Act. This means having a policy or ordinance approved by the governing body and on file with TSLAC, designating a records management officer, and choosing to either declare adoption of the TSLAC Local Retention Schedules or use an approved custom retention schedule. In this webinar, we'll tell you how to get into compliance quickly so that your office can adhere to the laws and manage records effectively. (Register)


Archived Webinars


Our archived webinars are available as online courses. Note: Clicking the links below will direct you to the login screen for our online learning system. You will need to either create a free account, log in to your existing account, or click the "Login as a guest" button to proceed to the desired course.

Webinar courses available:

Disaster Preparedness

Electronic Records Management

Records Retention and Disposition

Records Storage and Preservation

Understanding TSLAC Services

Other Topics

How to enroll in a webinar course for credit:

  1. Go to the archived webinar course page
  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 the archived webinar course page
  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.

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.

Why do we require 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 course (such as the LGARA, or a certifying body). We offer the certificate for those who need it...whatever the reason.

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