How long will this project take?
At Skagit Valley College, the transition window when we make the actual switch from our current systems to ctcLink is set for roughly three weeks, October 11, 2021 to November 1, 2021. Our current student data, course registration, finance, and HR systems will be down during that time to accommodate the transition to our new ctcLink system. Skagit Valley College will “go live” starting on October 11, 2021. We plan to have students begin using ctcLink starting Monday, October 25, 2021 (subject to change).
What will ctcLink look like?
ctcLink is an Oracle PeopleSoft web-based, mouse-driven system. In the video below, you can see examples of the screens and interface. To learn more, enroll one of the PeopleSoft courses available on our training page.
How will ctcLink work with existing information systems used by students, staff, and faculty at Skagit Valley College?
Visit the ctcLink and Other Existing Information Systems page.
What’s staying the same?
Q: Will faculty and staff still use their login (email + password) to access their Skagit Valley College email, Canvas, computers on campus, and Office 365?
A: Yes. The network login used by faculty and staff will stay the same. The ctcLink EMPLID authentication will be also begin to be used more frequently on our webpages to replace SID/PIN authentication.
Q: Will students still use their MySVC login (email + password) to access their college issued Gmail account, Canvas, computers on campus, and Office 365?
A: Yes. The MySVC login used by students will stay the same. The ctcLink EMPLID authentication will be also begin to be used more frequently on our webpages to replace SID/PIN authentication.
Q: Does logging in to Canvas change?
A: Students, faculty, and staff will continue to use Canvas, our learning management system (LMS). Faculty and staff will continue to use their current login.
Who is affected by the system change?
High: Employees who work in student services, finance, accounting, instructional support staff, human resources, institutional research, will be significantly affected as their daily work transitions from our legacy systems (FMS, SMS, PPMS, FAM) to ctcLink. Skagit Valley College remains committed to helping employees develop professionally to meet business needs and personal aspirations.
ctcLink will help us evaluate how we manage our business operations and serve our students. During this process, we will identify new needs and opportunities.
Medium: Operations managers and administrative staff will build new business processes and access information in ctcLink.
Low: Faculty, staff, and students will report grades, access course information and financial aid, enroll in courses, view payroll information, and update personal information in ctcLink.