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Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by TERESA MCCARVER

Recently, the Office of Information Technology (IT) migrated to a new call tracking platform named Web Help Desk.   In addition to supporting the needs of IT technical staff with tracking your calls and emails, Web Help Desk allows individuals with a valid UM WebID to submit service requests through a web interface.

In addition to submitting service requests with Web Help Desk, you can also check the status of your request, update the request and search the FAQ Knowledge Base. When a service request is submitted using Web Help Desk, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the request details and ticket number.

Common Tasks

To create a new service request:

  1. Login using your UM email address and password.
  2. Select the Request Type that best fits your issue from the drop down arrow.
  3. Next, in the Request Detail box describe the problem you are reporting. Be as specific about the key details of the problem as possible.
  4. If you have a file to attach, use Add File to upload and then Save.

To view your service request history:

  1. Select the History option from the Menu at the top.
  2. All of your active and closed requests will display.
  3. To view request details select the ticket number.

To edit your service request:

  1. Select the History option from the menu at the top.
  2. All of your active and closed requests will display.
  3. To view request details select the ticket number.
  4. Then, select Add Note, enter your updated information, and Save.
  5. If you need to cancel the request, simply select Cancel Ticket and then Save.

To access frequently asked questions (FAQ):

  1. Select the FAQ option from the menu at the top.
  2. Select the category to search, or search using the “contains” option.

Really! It is that simple to submit, update, and track your service requests using Web Help Desk.

If you have additional questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at (662) 915-5222 or helpdesk@olemiss.edu.   You can visit our website for more information, or contact us Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM CST.