Employee Tools and Services

Find a few of the tools and services employees use on a frequent basis. 

A MySeattleColleges account (formerly called an EAD account) is automatically created for each new employees and incoming student. You'll use your MySeattleColleges account credentials to log in to most Seattle Colleges computing resources, from both on and off campus.

Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to support instruction. Canvas allows instructors to upload course content to a virtual classroom where they can distribute that content to students near and far. Canvas also allows instructors to facilitate instruction through a variety of tools that encourage student-to-student, student-to-instructor, and student-to-content interactions. Some of our instructors use this tool to enhance their face-to-face courses, while others use it support their hybrid and fully online instruction.

ctcLink is our districtwide fully-integrated online management platform for faculty, staff, and students. It is a PeopleSoft enterprise resource planning system that integrates data across Seattle Colleges — North, Central, and South — as well as the state's community and technical college system. ctcLink replaces our decades-old student data, employee, and business systems. Learn more at the ctcLink webpage.

Faculty check class rosters and submit grades through Grade Roster in ctcLink. Learn more at the ctcLink Training and Resources for Faculty webpage.

MyDesk provides full access to your own Seattle Colleges Windows 10 desktop and documents, including Secure92.

Access MyDesk directly at: mydesk.seattlecolleges.edu

Additional information regarding MyDesk can be found at: itservices.seattlecolleges.edu/mydesk

Seattle Colleges' phone system provides options for calling, voicemail, and audioconferencing for employees. Seattle Colleges also offers options for videoconferencing.

For instructions and resources, visit IT's Phones and Videoconferencing webpage.

The districtwide eLearning team supports student success and provides innovative and culturally responsive solutions in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff in the creation, implementation, assessment, and promotion of high-quality programs, courses, and opportunities across all learning modalities and college-supported technology tools.

Learn more at the eLearning webiste.

Starfish is an online communication and advising tool that connects students with their advisors, instructors, and other services like tutoring and financial aid. Students also create education plans in Starfish Degree Planner.

To ensure an appropriate, compelling, and consistent tone, the communications offices have developed this editorial style guide to promote appropriate use of terminology, abbreviations, spelling, and punctuation across all publications and websites.

We have a number of online services (Office 365, MyDesk, Zoom, etc.) to support your work, from off or on campus.

Inside Seattle Colleges—inside.seattlecolleges.edu—is our district intranet for employees. Features include districtwide announcements and information as well as district policies and procedures. Note: some functionality moved to ctcLink in February 22, 2021.

Use your MySeattleColleges (aka EAD) information (typically firstname.lastname@seattlecolleges.edu + associated password) to log in to the intranet.


Employee directory profile pages help students, faculty, staff, leadership and the public find college information about instructors, staff, division affiliations, and program service providers on our campus. You can personalize and add as much or as little information as you like, including: your picture, degrees, CV or resume, as well as general contact, office location and times.

Sign up to these email distribution lists to participate in employee conversations and community dialogue.

Central Campus Conversations
North Campus Conversations
South Campus Conversations
Siegal Center Conversations

Seattle Colleges is committed to complying with all applicable laws regarding intellectual property. That commitment includes the full exercise of the rights accorded to users of copyrighted works under the “Fair-Use” provision of federal copyright law. (U.S.C. Section 107)

The districtwide policy related to copyright is Policy 280: Fair Use of Copyrighted Works for Education and Research.

For more copyright information for each particular college, use the corresponding links below.