Help Desk 

The IS&T Help Desk/Student Help Desk is the central point of contact for all technology-related hardware, software, and system support such as Office 365, myWCU and D2L at West Chester University, with offices in Anderson Hall 119. The Help Desk provides first level customer support for students and employees in locations such as administrative offices, classrooms, residence halls, remote sites & satellite campuses.

Call Us:  610-436-3350
Option 1: Student/Alumni technical support
Option 2: Employee technical support
Option 3: Current Hours
Option 4: Just in time Zoom & HyFlex support (LIVE Synchronous sessions)
Option 5: Reset your password or unlock your account (instructions)
Option 6: Duo Support

About ServiceNow

On January 13, 2020 WCU Information Services and Technology replaced IT Service Management (ITSM) systems with a single new solution called ServiceNow.  ServiceNow provides an intuitive interface enabling users to request help, submit questions, order technology, and check the status of their inquiries without directly contacting the Help Desk. This effort will simplify the user experience, and provide IS&T greater insight to daily interactions, allowing for deeper trend analysis of problems, and aid in future decision making.

Key Benefits

  • Simple forms for users to submit incidents and requests
  • Simpler equipment/software ordering workflow and user experience
  • Robust reporting to improve overall customer service
  • Improved asset/equipment inventory management
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Users will log into ServiceNow and submit a form with required fields to create an incident ticket to ensure that key call details are captured for technical staff, as opposed to previous email methods. Purchase request forms that employees currently use for purchases through IS&T will move to ServiceNow and replace forms currently located on SharePoint. Later phases (Summer 2020) will give end-users the ability to search knowledge articles and request additional services through a single service portal.

When Will the Changes Take Place?

Throughout the Fall 2019 term IS&T worked to implement and configure ServiceNow, with an intended Go-LIVE of date January 13, 2020 for Phase I (Incident, Asset Management and Equipment Purchasing).  Phase II, (IT Knowledgebase, IT Service request & Portal) will be configured through the Spring 2020 term, and made available by Summer 2020. Future enhancements will include expanded self-service portal capabilities and searchable knowledge articles to assist users and technicians in resolving issues more quickly. The self-service portal will be accessible at any time, from anywhere, on any device.

Milestone Date Planned Status
Begin Phase I - Core Platform Configuration August – November 2019 Complete
Pilot (IS&T) December 2019 Complete
Launch Phase I - Incident, Service Request,
Asset Management, and Equipment Purchases
January 2020 Complete
Begin Phase II - IT Knowledge Base, Continued
Service Request Catalog Development, and Portal Configuration
January - April 2020 Complete
Pilot (IS&T) May - June 2020 Complete
Launch Phase II - Knowledge Base, Service Request, Self-Service Portal June 2020 Complete
Upgrade System Version from Madrid to Orlando September 2020 Complete
Begin Phase III - Change Management, Problem Management October 2020 Not Started
Launch Phase III - Change Management, Problem Management December 2020 Not Started
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