ctcLink for Faculty

At its most basic core, ctcLink is the implementation of a single, centralized suite of online tools. It provides students, faculty and staff on-demand access to a modern and efficient way of doing their daily college business.

ctcLink replaces a number of legacy systems, such as the Financial Management System (FMS), Student Management System (SMS) and Payroll/Personnel Management System (PPMS). It will help Washington’s community and technical college system (CTCs) as a whole streamline and standardize the way colleges do business today.

However, it is about much more than new software. ctcLink is an unprecedented business transformation project for all 34 colleges and the State Board agency. It will bring lasting change to the way the SBCTC and colleges do business locally and together as a system.

Washington’s 34 CTCs have shared back-office administrative systems for 30 years, but the software and functionality is both limited and outdated. That’s why CTCs are seeking a new and more flexible information system to meet business and educational needs now and into the future. This change represents a significant challenge. ctcLink is not simply a matter of adapting to new software, it’s about adapting to the change in how we work. For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQs section of the ctcLink page


ctcLink Updates 

Find important information and project details on ctcLink Updates and About ctcLink


Online self-service training is now available. Courses are arranged by employee category.

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General Information

  • What are the benefits of ctcLink to me?

    ctcLink is our new state wide 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 at BTC 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.
    • Use Grade Roster—where you will see what program a student is enrolled in and assign grades.


  • What Systems will be replaced by ctcLink:

    The following systems and their functionality will be replaced by ctcLink.

    Note: Canvas, 25Live, and to come extent myBTCbridge, will remain in use in conjunction with ctcLink.

    Instructional Tools:

    • Instructor Briefcase Grade Roster → ctcLink
    • Instructor Briefcase Class Roster → ctcLink
    • myBTCbridge cases (alerts) → ctcLink
    • Degree Audit → ctcLink

    Employee Tools:

    • BTC Earnings History → ​​​​​​​ctcLink
    • Time and Leave Reporting → ​​​​​​​ctcLink


Tutorials, Resources, and Training

  • General SBCTC Training for Faculty Available on Canvas

    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 ctcLink Training page and scroll to the Instructional Employees and Faculty section.

    FYI: To supplement this general training, BTC developed a ctcLink Help Resources section on the Training page. 


Key Dates and Events

We will be posting noteworthy dates for faculty as we get closer to Fall Quarter 2021.

Check out our upcoming events by viewing our Key Dates, Events & Timeline page.


  • Information about ctcLink to include in Course Syllabi for Students:

    BTC Will Move to ctcLink on October 25, 2021 
    Bellingham Technical College will move to a new system for student data, registration, and self-service called ctcLink starting on October 25, 2021. More information about which systems will be affected will be provided via email as the launch date nears. The move to ctcLink will help you better manage your entire college experience 24/7 from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer. 
    ctcLink WILL REPLACE myBTC portal
    The myBTC portal site allows students to register for classes and perform other types of student self-service. Most of this functionality will be replaced by ctcLink Student Self-Service. You will use ctcLink to register for Winter Quarter classes starting in November 2021. 

    The following online tools ARE NOT GOING AWAY. You will continue to use both systems along with ctcLink once it goes live. 
    • Canvas - the learning management system for online courses 


We’ve created this page to update you with specific information that applies to you as faculty members. We invite you to click through the entire ctcLink website and let us know what more you’d like to know.

Designated faculty leads have been named to assist faculty in the transition from legacy faculty tools to ctcLink faculty self-service.

BTC's Instructional Lead: Heidi Ypma, Ed.D, Interim Executive Dean of Instruction, email: hypma@btc.edu or phone: 360.752.8433.

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