ctcLink for Faculty

Step-by-step instructions are available for a number of ctcLink functions, including account activation for new faculty. Go to the ctcLink Training and Resources for Faculty page.

For those faculty who would like to be knowledgeable about the student experience in ctcLink in order to be helpful to students in the registration process, feel free to visit the ctcLink Resources for Students page and the Registration Tips for ctcLink page

General Information

ctcLink is our new districtwide fully-integrated online management platform for faculty, staff, and students that is replacing our antiquated, decades-old legacy systems. The transition to ctcLink is a major statewide project to upgrade the information systems at all 34 community and technical colleges. The major benefit will be the integration of data systems. 

Faculty will have their SID replaced by a universal ctcLink ID ( referred to as the EMPLID). This one ctcLink ID will be used at all community and technical colleges across the state of Washington. With this new ID, you will have one login to access your information across Seattle Colleges as well as at all Washington community and technical colleges.

For most faculty ctcLink will mean new online tools that will help you manage classes and rosters as well as your experience as an employee. Once ctcLink is implemented, faculty will be able to do the following:

  • Use My Schedule to view all classes which are assigned to you.
  • View and print Class Roster.
  • Send messages to a group of students, or individually email from your roster.
  • View final exam schedule.
  • Use Grade Roster—where you will see what program a student is enrolled in and assign grades.

The following systems and their functionality were replaced by ctcLink or, in one case, Starfish.

Note: Canvas, Starfish, and 25Live remain in use in conjunction with ctcLink.

Instructional Tools:

  • Instructor Briefcase Grade Roster ctcLink
  • Instructor Briefcase Class Roster ctcLink
  • Instructor Briefcase Student Contact Info Starfish
  • Degree Audit ctcLink
  • MyNorth/MyCentral/MySouth ctcLink (most functions)
    Note: MyNorth/MyCentral/MySouth will still be used for course evaluations. 

Employee Tools:

  • Inside Seattle Colleges Earnings History  ctcLink
  • Inside Seattle Colleges Time and Leave Reporting  ​​​​​​​ctcLink
  • TAR/TEV Requests  ​​​​​​​ctcLink
  • Time and Leave Reporting (TLR) ​​​ctcLink's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM)

FYI: Systems replaced by ctcLink: A Guide

FYI: Systems used for supporting students: A Guide

Tutorials, Resources, and Training

Faculty peers at Seattle Colleges have developed a series of video tutorials along with supporting reference documents and guides that offer more in-depth, specific training on the course management features of ctcLink (Faculty Center, MySchedule, Class Roster, Grade Roster, and more).

FYI: To supplement these resources specific to faculty instructional tools, Seattle Colleges has developed the web page In ctcLink how will I...? (Employee Help Resources). This is geared toward HR related employee self-service.

If you’re interested in how faculty will use ctcLink, two general overview courses are offered in Canvas. These courses cover the generic, state-wide ctcLink functionality and are appropriate for faculty to complete at this time.

  • ES100 HCM Employee Self-Service
  • CF100 Faculty Self-Service

To enroll in these two classes, go to the Training page and scroll to the section Instructional Employees and Faculty.

FYI: To supplement this general training, Seattle Colleges has developed the web page In ctcLink how will I...? (Employee Help Resources).

Planned Service Disruptions

There are occasional times and dates when ctcLink will be offline and unavailable for use. Planned ctcLink outages are scheduled by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges system office in Olympia and impact all colleges currently using ctcLink. They allow other colleges to be brought onto the ctcLink system and for software updates and upgrades to be made. 

Refer to the schedulePlease plan ahead for these service interruptions as you consider your activities.

Please note, these outages WILL NOT affect access to course materials on Canvas or services and appointments in Starfish. Canvas and Starfish are separate systems. However, if you need to reset your Canvas password, that is done via ctcLink, since Canvas uses your ctcLink ID and password.