ctcLink Glossary contest winners!

Remember last month’s blog contest? The ctcLink Glossary was updated in January and nine new terms were added to the document. For the contest, the first five people to respond with at least one of the new terms would get a prize.

Well, people did respond. Thank you to all who participated. We could only have five winners, though.

The winners are:

  • Jo Burchell, Spokane Community College
  • Elena Horton, SBCTC (got all nine of them!)
  • John Huffstutter, Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Patricia Di Cristo, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (all nine correct!)
  • Debbie Edwards, Spokane Falls Community College (nailed it! All nine correct.)

Congratulations! Everybody gets a new car! Okay, no, but look for your prizes in the mail soon.

The terms added to the Glossary in January:

  • Configuration guide: A step-by-step process for setting up each portion of a module, including values necessary to implement the module for each college or district.
  • Confirm: PeopleSoft term for what was called Cutoff in legacy. The final step in running payroll.
  • Enterprise: Referring to the entire Washington community and technical college system.
  • Environment: An instance of PeopleSoft used for a specific purpose. There are environments for configuration, testing, and training for example.
  • Future Dating: Data rows that have effective dates that are after the current date. For example, knowing an address was going to change on January 1, you could enter the new address in December and future date it for January 1, at which time it would become the current address (Also see “Effective Dating” in the Glossary).
  • Managed Services: Services Division of Ciber that is providing our equipment hosting environments and managing the software in those environments.
  • Post Enrollment Requirement Checking: Process that checks to ensure that a student who was taking a prerequisite class when registering for a subsequent quarter passed the prerequisite class. Comparable to legacy Unmet Requirement Checking.
  • Term value: Four-digit numeric code to identify a year and quarter.
  • Test conditions: An attribute, element, event or population that can vary in a test case. For example, for the test case of Create a Position, there might be test conditions including Create Full Time Position, Create Part Time Position, etc.


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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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