Staff Technology Quick Start Guide

Follow these 5 steps to get started with the technology resources at Forsyth Tech

1stepFind Employee ID #

Each employee at Forsyth Tech is issued a Employee ID number.  Your seven digit Employee ID number is provided to you by HR during new employee orientation.

2stepFind TechID

Each employee at Forsyth Tech  has a unique TechId (username) which is used to login to Blackbaord, Email, Techlink, and many more services. Your immediate supervisor will receive your TechID upon completion of the Employee Locator Form.

If you have not received your TechID AND your supervisor has completed the Employee Locator Form:

3stepCreate TechID Account Profile & Password

Before you can login to your Student Email and other services, you will need to set up your TechID account profle and create a password.

You will need the following before you begin:

  1. Employee ID # (Step 1 in this guide...)
  2. TechID (Step 2 in this guide...)
  3. Birth Date
  4. Zip Code (The zip code used in your Forsyth Tech Application)

button1To begin, visit the TechID Self-Service portal @

button2Enter your TechID and the characters from the image. Select OK.


button3Select Forgot My Password. You will be prompted for your Employee ID #, birth date, and zip code.

Forgot My Password

button4Provide answers to all of the security questions except the questions about your TechID, birth date and zip code (those answers have been provided for you).

Security Questions

button5Create a password.

Note: Please pay attention to the password requirements at the top of the page.

Depending on your level of access your password requirements may differ. 

Set Password

4stepLogin to Techlink

Using Techlink gives you access to: Campus information, campus events, financial information, class schedule, email, and much more.

5stepLogin to Employee Email/Office 365

Employee's at Forsyth Tech have access to email through Office 365. Note: Login with your TechID and TechID Password.

There are multiple ways to access your email:


button1Access employee email through Outlook


Access employee email through Techlink @


Access employee email directly @ .

Step 6Login to My Forsyth Tech

In My Forsyth Tech you can view your active class rosters, access your advisees, view your tax information, and manage your personal information.

Step 7Setup Voicemail

Learn how to use the Avaya phone and how to setup your voicemail account by viewing the "Avaya Telephone Guide"

Avaya Telephone Diagram