Computer and Distance Education Services
Telephone: 613-236-1393
Ext. 2329
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Computer Services – Managing requests for technical support

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In order to ensure service quality and prompt follow-up, Computer and Distance Education (CDES) asks you to use the help request form located on the Web at for all your IT, audio-visual and telecommunications requests.The online form is the preferred method to receive requests for support. Requests by telephone and in person cannot be processed unless they are entered into this system.

Your request will be sent to a help request management system. Following the submission of your request, a ticket number will be sent to the email address that you provided. The ticket number is used to track your request and to ensure a better follow-up.
If your request is urgent, call our telephone helpline at extension 2234 (from outside the University, call 613-236-1393, ext. 2234).

The following are considered urgent requests:
- Failure of a central server
- Failure of the email system
- Internet down
- Unable to access a server (password)
- Computer workstation down

If you use this form:

  • all information in your request is automatically entered into the CTS problem-management system;
  • your request is promptly assigned to the appropriate group or individual;
  • a confirmation with a reference number is sent to you by email;
  • response time improves.

You may respond to emails received from the problem management system and your email will automatically be transferred to the person who is responsible for resolving your request (do not modify the subject line).