Faculty

Enrollment for the Winter Quarter is beginning.  Our goal is to facilitate the process for students and make it as effortless as possible.  In order to achieve this aim, please watch the following recorded presentations:

  Class Permissions for Staff  

Class Permissions for Faculty

In addition, the Staff Guide for Helping Students is a great resource. 

ctclink Access for Faculty

ctcLink is now accessible to faculty.  Click here for account activation instructions and the Gateway link.

Faculty Virtual Support Hours

Meet with your Faculty Advocates via  Zoom

Monday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Thursday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional faculty support will be provided during the following times:

Dec. 18 – 19: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (the weekend before grades are due)

Dec. 20: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (the day grades are due) 

Training Notification: Class Permissions for Faculty

This presentation will be held Nov. 23 from 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Watch a presentation of Class Permissions for Faculty.

Training Notification: Submitting Grades

Click here to join a live walkthrough on submitting grades in ctcLink.

Dec. 13: 10 – 10:30 a.m., 12 – 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: 10:30 a.m., 12 – 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 20: 10:30 a.m., 12 – 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Helping Students Transition to ctcLink

Note: Instructor Briefcase will no longer be accessible to faculty after November 4, 2021. Information was sent out regarding downloading rosters, but that is not necessary. If it’s necessary to compare a ctcLink roster to an HP roster, check first with a program chair.  

There are several ways you can prepare students for ctcLink: 

A student announcement has been created regarding the move to ctcLink.   It is recommended that faculty post it in their Canvas class as well as make an announcement in class on November 17, 2021.


TEXT OF SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT

Bellevue College students will transition to a new software system called ctcLink on November 17, 2021. Eventually, all 34 technical and community colleges across the state will use this software system. 

This is an exciting change. If you are registered at multiple colleges within the state, your ctcLink ID will remain the same. This means if you transfer between colleges,  you will not have to learn a new system.   The system will visually look the same across all 34 colleges and have a fresh new face and a mobile app for the following processes: 

  • Registering for classes             
  • Viewing and updating your student information                 
  • Managing personal contact information           
  • Paying tuition and fees              
  • Accessing/applying for financial aid            
  • Viewing your grades           
  • Tracking academic goals             
  • Applying for graduation              
  • Contacting your instructors and/or advisor   

To prepare, I posted an assignment to help you get started with obtaining your ctcLink ID and logging in to the new system.

I am happy to help guide you through this process. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Faculty can find the student assignment by searching  the BC ctcLink Student Assignment in Canvas Commons. A key suggestion is to add  a due date of November  23, 2021.

Click here for instructions  on how to import the assignment from Commons. 

Complete the Faculty Self-Service Canvas Course to learn the ins-and-outs of the new Faculty Center. 

What to Do First in ctcLink

  • Activate accounts immediately. Instructions are posted under Faculty: How Do I Activate my ctcLink Account.  Waiting just before a time-sensitive activity (e.g. submitting grades), may not allow enough leeway to resolve challenges that may arise.  
  • Tell students about ctcLink. Remind them in advance (and on November 17) that they need to activate their account 
  • Monitor email for daily ctcLink updates. These emails will have time-sensitive information.  
  • Please use the how-to guides and the Faculty Advocate support sessions.

What to Avoid

  •  It might be more convenient to ask one of the project leads for help, but remember they are also  learning  ctcLink.  
  • The fastest way to get a lead to answer a question is to submit a ticket via one of the live support specialists.  
  • Do not make any updates to employee profiles  until December 1. Some data discrepancies are expected. HR is making corrections.   

Bellevue College is transitioning to a new PeopleSoft software system called ctcLink, which will replace a decades-old legacy system with a single, cutting-edge system of online functions. ctcLink will give students, faculty, and staff “anytime, anywhere” access to a modern way of doing college business. 

The transition to ctcLink is a major statewide project designed to upgrade the information systems at all 34 Washington community and technical colleges. The project is being administered by the Washington State Board of Technical and Community Colleges (SBCTC).

Eight colleges within the Washington State Community and Technical College (WSCTC) community— Bellevue College, Bellingham Technical College, Big Bend Community College, Everett Community College, Grays Harbor College, Green River College, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College – will convert to ctcLink over three weekends in October and November 2021. These colleges are referred to as Deployment Group 5 (DG5).

Faculty will have their SID replaced by a universal ctcLink ID. This ctcLink ID will be used at community and technical colleges across the state of Washington. With this new ID, faculty will have one login to access information at Bellevue College – as well as at all other Washington community and technical colleges.

Once ctcLink is implemented, faculty will be able to do the following:

  • Use My Schedule to view all assigned classes
  • View and print class roster
  • Send group or individual email messages to students on the class roster
  • View final exam schedule
  • Use Grade Roster to assign grades

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

Instructional Tools:

  • Instructor Briefcase Grade Roster  ctcLink
  • Instructor Briefcase Class Roster  ctcLink
  • Degree Audit  ctcLink 

Employee Tools:

  • Inside Bellevue College Earnings History  ​​​​​​​ctcLink
  • Inside Bellevue College Time and Leave Reporting  ​​​​​​​ctcLink
  • TAR/TEV Requests  ​​​​​​​ctcLink

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

Canvas is the online Learning Management System (LMS) used by Washington State Colleges to deliver electronic course content and many other purposes. BC will continue to use Canvas with ctcLink.

Nothing will change regarding the current login for Canvas. Students/staff will continue to use their BC NetID.

Last Updated November 26, 2021