LionsLink Powered by ctcLink (black lion graphic)

LionsLink Powered by ctcLink is a self-service cloud-based software that provides a set of common, mobile-friendly tools for students and staff to manage college business online, such as enrolling for classes, managing courses, processing payroll, and other college business. 

Classic View Login 

Employee ID Lookup Tool

Employee Account Activation

Employee Training and Support Sessions

Employee Account Activation

Classified Staff

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Hourly and Student Employees

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All Other Staff

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Partial Absence Requests

Approve Leave and Absence Requests

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Approve Timesheets

Cancel Leave and Absence Request

View Absence Request

Faculty Center Overview

Logging in, viewing rosters, entering grades, and more! Specialized content specifically for Faculty.

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Logging In

  1. Open a web browser, and go to the LionsLink (Powered by ctcLink) login page (LWTech.edu/ClassicView)
    • Tip: Preferred web browsers are Firefox or Chrome.
  2. Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.
    • Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the FAQ’s on LWTech.edu/LionsLinkEmployees.
  3. Click on ‘Faculty Center’.

Faculty Center

  1. My Schedule is the default landing in Faculty Center.
  2. Below My Schedule you can access Class Roster
  3. Grade Roster is the place for Final Grades
  4. To view current and past contracts - Contract Info

My Schedule

  1. My Schedule is the default landing in Faculty Center.
    • View your schedule of classes - use the “Change Term” button to switch terms as needed
  2. You will want to use the Icons to help navigate

Grade Roster

  1. Below My Schedule you can access Grade Roster
    • Note: The Grade Roster is not activated until the grading time frame is open. Emails are sent to all faculty when grading is open.
  2. You will want to use the Icon to select the class

Submitting Final Grades

  1. From the Grade Roster, use the drop-down to assign a grade to each student
  2. Change ‘Approval Status’ to ‘Approved’ and click ‘Save
  3. There is no confirmation issued to you after you’ve changed the Approval Status to Approved.

Note: After the Registrar’s official grade submission date deadline, you will see the word “Posted” next to the Approval Status field. 

Unsupported Features

  • Faculty should not use the ‘Gradebook’, ‘Assignments’ nor ‘Learning Management’ features in LionsLink.  

Not Going Away

  • Use Canvas (our LMS) for gradebook, and assignments as you are now.
  • Legend remains the same for advising.

Locating Contract Info

  • Adjunct professors: The Contract Info page allows part-time instructors to view and accept (or reject) their quarterly teaching load contracts. 
  • Full-time faculty: use the Contract Info page to view and accept (or reject) a quarterly moonlight course contract.
    • Annual contract is still with HR as normal

Signing Contract

  1. Once your Dean has approved your quarterly contract, you will receive an email that it’s ready.  
  2. Sign in to your Faculty Center, view your contract, and sign your contract by typing your initials and clicking ‘Accept’. 

Class Search

Using the ‘Catalog Search’ functions inside Faculty Center you can search/view catalog data for all active courses in our system—even other schools that have already migrated to ctcLink. Should default to LWTech. 

Browse Course Catalog

This feature allows you to view when classes are “Typically Offered” during the year. 

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Request Leave and Absence for Faculty

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If you need to purchase something, pay something, book travel, or otherwise deal with college budgets, these guides may be helpful. 

LionsLink Account Numbers and Department Codes

  • Chart Strings: Budget codes in the new system are referred to as chart strings. This previously recorded training goes over what each field means and how to find them.

Recorded Chart Strings Training 

  • Account Codes: Account Codes are required fields for chartstrings in ctcLink. Speaking in terms of Legacy, Account Codes can be thought of as a bundled replacement of GL Codes, Sub-Objects, and Revenue sources (i.e., Account Codes replaced GL Codes, Sub-Objects, and Revenue Sources in ctcLink.) 
  • Department Numbers: Department Numbers are also required fields for chartstrings in ctcLink. They are tied to a budget manager. Speaking in terms of Legacy, Department numbers are a replacement of Organization Indexes.

Find your Account Code

Find your Department Code

How to Customize your Chart String

Self-enroll in the Business Office Canvas course here to learn all about different processes.

Business Office Canvas Training

If you just need insight into your budget, you may find a report useful.

Run a Budget Status Report

We also have the previously recorded Chart Strings training. Towards the end of the training, we cover some basic reports you can run to see some detail on your budget!

Recorded Training

Recorded Purchasing Training

Quick Invoice Entry Training

LWTech Guides

ctcLink Reference Center Guides for Purchasing

LWTech Guides

ctcLink Reference Center Guides for Travel

Training and support sessions for LionsLink powered by ctcLink are offered at LWTech and within SBCTC. To see a full calendar of trainings offered, visit the LionsLink training calendar.

LionsLink Employee Training Calendar

Additional Resources for Employees

Employee FAQs

General FAQs

On February 28, 2022, LWTech moved to a new online system called LionsLink powered by ctcLinks for Student Services, Human Resources, Business Services. All faculty, staff, and students will use LionsLink. This cloud-based software will provide a set of common, mobile-friendly tools for students and staff to manage college business online, such as enrolling for classes, managing courses, processing payroll and more. 

As an initiative of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), the new software is called ctcLink—branded at LWTech as LionsLink powered by ctcLink. This software is developed by Oracle and the product is known as PeopleSoft. LionsLink replaces the current 35-plus-year-old administrative system.

  • FMS Query
  • Advisor Data Portal 

ctcLink is a version of PeopleSoft that is specific to the Washington Community and Technical colleges. It replaced LWTech's "Legacy" system, commonly referred to as SMS (student and course information), FMS (financial management information), and PPMS (employee information).

Although we will capture all the data from our Legacy systems before we go live, the systems will no longer be available for processing transactions as soon as we "flip the switch" for ctcLink. The exception is Financial Aid, which will run both Legacy and ctcLink through the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Certain subject-matter-experts (such as in enrollment services) will have ongoing access to information in SMS.

Employee Account FAQs

If you forgot your ctcLink password, please follow the steps below: 

  1. Navigate to the ctcLink Login page
  2. Select the ‘Forgot your password?’ link. 
  3. Enter your ctcLink ID 
  4. Press the Tab or Enter key on your keyboard. 
  5. Your security questions will display. Provide an answer for each security question. 
  6. Enter your new Password. 
  7. Confirm your new Password. 
  8. Click the Submit button. 
  9. A pop-up window will confirm that your password has been reset. 
  10. Click the OK button. 
  11. Click the Close button. 
  12. Login into the ctcLink login page with your reset password. 

If you continue to experience issues with your password, please submit a helpdesk ticket through the ITS HelpDesk form. 

If you have already received a ctcLink ID number from another college, you do not need to activate your account or receive a new number. The ctcLink ID number you already have is what you will use at LWTech.

You can look up your Employee ID with LWTech's LionsLink Student & Employee ID Look up tool.

The "tiles" you will see in your ctcLink access correspond to your roles at LWTech. Important note: the contact information you enter through the "Personal Details" tile in Employee Self Service will override the contact information you enter through the "Profile" tile in Student Self Service.

The ctcLink system will contain only one account for all of your activities, no matter how many colleges you are associated with. Once you log in, you will be presented with a way to choose which college information you wish to access at that moment.

Check out LionsLInk Employee Tips & Tricks to learn how to customize your ctcLink Screens and do your work faster!

ctcLink allows employees to request the addition of a preferred name.

Step-by-step directions:

Reporting and Queries

ctcLink includes two built-in reporting tools for staff: PS Query and BI Publisher. Both tools have a statewide library of queries, and most users are not able to edit or create their own queries. Many staff who are using ctcLink will need to run reports from statewide report library, however the ability to run reports is based on pillar-specific security permissions.

Staff Login and Portal Pages

SBCTC ctcLink Resources 

eMailMan eLists

ctcLink Customer Support uses eMailman eLists (aka Listservs) to communicate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and PeopleSoft users. The Customer Support teams will use these pillar/module/subject lists to send out updates, announce intermittent module/functionality outages, changes to configuration, training and workshop opportunities, and more.

Who May Join?
  • We strongly encourage anyone live on ctcLink PeopleSoft, especially those using FIN, HCM, and CS pillars. 
  • Only Washington state community and technical college system .edu domain addresses will be approved for subscription. 
Subscribe to Available eMailMan eLists Listservs

You can subscribe to any of the eMailMan eLists by clicking each link.