IT Info for Staff & Faculty



In the event you need to work from off-campus, there are a number of tech tools available.    

Links for Online Tutorials


Forward Calls From Your Office Phone:

Our phone system provides several options to forward calls made to your work extensions directly to your home number or mobile phone.  Please contact Greg McBrady directly via email: to find the best arrangement for your specific situation.  Once it is set up with Greg, you will be able to turn it on and off yourself. 

Office365 (O365):  

Office365 provides email, a full suite of Microsoft software for your use (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Calendar, and more), and OneDrive cloud storage space to store your files.  These are accessed by using your MySeattleColleges Login.
To access your regular email account and any other Office365 software from the web, you will need your MySeattleColleges Login and password.

  1. In any browser, go to the Seattle College Office365 site:
  2. Enter your MySeattleColleges Login and password, then click "Sign In".
  3. Explore all that Office365 has to offer!

Zoom, Skype or Team Meetings or Chats 

Zoom Resources Page

Please access Zoom, Skype, Skype for Business or Teams directly from your internet enabled devices. You do not need to remote access into your MySeattleColleges work desktop.


MyDesk provides full access to your own Seattle Colleges Windows 10 desktop and documents, including Secure92.  To access MyDesk, you will need your MySeattleColleges Login and password.  There are two versions: Light and Receiver (sometimes called Workspace).  
Two Versions of MyDesk:
MyDesk Light is easier to get into but does not allow easy access to your c:  hard drive at home, nor does it allow you to print from MyDesk.  Follow these three steps to get into the Light version of MyDesk:

  1. In any browser, go to the Seattle Colleges MyDesk site:
  2. Enter your MySeattleColleges Login and password, then click "Log on".
  3. Click on the “Use Light version” link at bottom of this page.  
  4. You will see a monitor icon, labelled “Central Access”, “North Access” or “South Access”.  Click on the campus affiliated with your work location.
  5. Your desktop will be loaded into the window of your browser tab.  Ready to use!

MyDesk Receiver (sometimes called Workspace) requires a onetime install of a small software agent on your home machine, and allows you to easily access your local c: hard drive, and to print from MyDesk. For detailed instructions on using MyDesk and installing the MyDesk Receiver (Workspace): MyDesk Guide 
Please note, some Central staff and faculty already use an alternate service:, which will remain in service and you may continue to use this instead of transitioning to MyDesk. does not have the capacity to support everyone, so we recommend current users only going to MyDesk service.
Citrix 2019 - Central Campus  Citrix: Setup and Access


Changes for Fall 2019

Migration of all workstations to Windows 10.  Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 as of January, 2020, so we are finishing up moving all of our machines at all campuses to Windows 10.  IT staff have put together this to show you what to expect on your own desktop. 

Please note, if asked to sign in to view the video below, use your MySeattleColleges login and password.  Closed captioning is available by hovering and clicking on cc at bottom of video: