Just added: 18 more new recordings are now available for purchase, for a total of more than 110!

STC's Recorded Web Seminars are recordings of popular live Web seminars. They are available for download for $19 for all STC members and $59 for nonmembers. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date.

Once your payment is processed, go to the Member Home page on STC.org. From there, click on My Account History, and you will be able to access the link to the recording under the My Downloadables header. You will be able to access that link later, but we recommend bookmarking it or saving it somewhere also.

The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top. Email Elaine Gilliam for special rates for bulk purchases (multiple webinars or multiple viewers).

Note: All information provided in the course descriptions is accurate as of the date of the original webinar.

Introduction to SharePoint 2010

David Dick, originally presented 13 February 2013

Whether you are an avid user of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 or new to SharePoint, this webinar is for you. SharePoint 2010 includes several key enhancements, better integration with Microsoft Office, and a redesigned interface that places common commands at your finger tips. This webinar walks you through the new features and functions to help you get started to make the most of SharePoint 2010.


And the Survey Says: What Consumers Think About Our Instructions (And It’s Not Good!)

Sharon Burton, originally presented 12 February 2013

In the world of product development and marketing, we have a myth that “no one reads the product instructions.” Recent survey results suggest this myth is not truethat people are counting on clear and helpful user instructions to use the products they purchase. This webinar discusses the survey and what it means for content developers, product managers, product managers, and more. You will learn how important product instructions are to consumers.



Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, originally presented 31 January 2013

Being a freelancer takes more than strong skills as a tech writer or editor. Find out what it takes to launch and manage a successful tech comm business as a one-person shop or solopreneur—the personality needed to succeed as a freelancer, ways to find clients and projects, getting paid, important business decisions, resources to help you manage your freelance life effectively, and more from long-time freelance writer/editor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter.


Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams

Judith Shenouda, originally presented 30 January 2013

Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams is the first of a 12-step series on your career success. Throughout this series you will meet new friends—Darren Dreamer, Mark Mystified, Danny Discovery, Betsy Benevolent, Rose Repertoire, Stacey Success, and others—whose career success can inspire you as you evolve and transition to the next phase of your worklife. Like them, you will create a success story that others can emulate. Based on the presenter’s book, Career Success in 12 Easy Steps: A Journal, each webinar in the series can serve as your friend, your confidante, and your guide. In each interactive workshop, you will take time to think, explore, doodle, draw, dream, and act. In time, you will be on your way to achieving career success, in whatever way you choose to define it.


Bridging Real and Virtual: QR Codes, NFC, and Augmented Reality

Neil Perlin, originally presented 29 January 2013

How do we take users of online help systems to the topics that contain the information they need? Context sensitivity makes this easy to do when we create online help for software, but how do we create “context sensitivity” for hardware? More broadly, how do we connect the “real” world and the “virtual” online world in order to bridge the two, especially as “mobile” becomes more and more common? In this webinar, we’ll look at three technologies for doing that. None are tech comm tools per se, but all offer a lot of potential for tech comm.


How Cloud Computing is Changing The Way We Design

David Dick, originally presented 27 December 2012

One of the toughest jobs for people today is keeping up with the rapid changes in technology. As more and more services are available on the Internet, we need to create connections to them. The intent of this webinar is to give you an opportunity to consider some ideas and advice that just might make it easier for organizations to realize the potential benefits of Web services and cloud computing. This webinar will cover an introduction to Web services and cloud computing, and how they are impacting the way we design systems and services. This webinar will not teach you how to design Web applications, mobile applications, or XML vocabularies.


What’s a MOOC? Exploring the Possibilities of Massive Open Online Learning

Phylise Banner, originally presented 13 December 2012

Free to watch!

This webinar will explore the design, development, and delivery approaches of a variety of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), while highlighting the instructional theory, design, and technology approaches behind these large-scale learning initiatives.


How Writers Can Thrive in Agile Software Development

Gavin Austin, originally presented 12 December 2012

Many writers are trying to figure out how to meet deadlines, write quality documentation, and stay sane as their software companies switch from the traditional “waterfall” method of development to the popular Agile methodology. Learn strategies and best practices to help you thrive as a writer in an Agile environment.


Using YouTube Videos to Enhance “Traditional” Documentation

Fer O'Neil and Ben Johnson, originally presented 11 December 2012

The way users consume information is becoming increasingly visual. Technical communicators can address this need and increase user satisfaction by creating video tutorials. Ben and Fer will present some best practices at HP and ESET for choosing topics, creating, sharing, promoting, and measuring the success of video tutorials in YouTube.

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Creating a Successful Work and Life—Keep Your Reservoir Full

Judith Shenouda, originally presented 28 November 2012

From her perspective as an educator, a communicator, and a small-business owner, Judy has developed a 12-step approach to creating a successful life at work, in a career, and beyond! Step 10, Keep Your Reservoir Full, focuses on taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs as a member of a family, neighborhood, community, and world.


21 Types of Content We Crave

Scott Aughtmon, originally presented 15 November 2012

Everyone is busy these days. In fact, they’re busier than ever. They are not sitting around thinking about you and waiting for you to communicate with them. That means you have to find a way to break through the static or else you will never be heard. The only way to do that is by learning the secret of using the “21 Types Of Content We Crave.”


Does Your Career Need A Usability Evaluation?

Janel Anderson, originally presented 13 November 2012

Does your career path conform to the best practices of usability and design? Is your career flowing by design or by accident? For most of us, the answer is some of each. In this webinar, Janel Anderson weaves together usability best practices and principles of design with career planning and strategy. You will apply several design heuristics to your work experience, networking efforts, and overall career. You will come away with new insights on your career to date and concrete action steps for creating a forward-thinking career design for the next decade and beyond.