June 29: Indicate Your Preferred Method of Contact for IT Support Follow-Up Questions

To further provide accessible IT support for the WashU community, WashU IT will be adding an option for users to indicate phone or email as their preferred method of contact for follow-up questions should they arise from IT support staff. Read below to see what you can expect once this option is implemented on June […]

Enhancements to ServiceNow Customer Messaging Coming This Week

Beginning Thursday, WashU IT is implementing a new procedure to promptly notify individuals reporting an issue, providing them with an acknowledgement and an estimated timeframe.     The latest enhancement will give customers a greater level of transparency based on prioritization of impact, ensuring an understanding of what to expect to reach a resolution.        “We want you […]

May 11: Enhancements to the Change Control Practice

Opportunities for improvement have been identified for the Change Control Practice. Enhancements will be implemented to the Change Control module in ServiceNow (wustl.service-now.com) on May 11. Are you impacted by this? Read below for the details. Join us for a virtual session to learn about the enhancements.  May 4, 10-11 a.m. CST May 9, 10-11 a.m. CST […]

Contacting IT for Support

Have you contacted the Service Desk about an issue you’re having, and wondered what happens after that? As outlined on the What Happens When You Contact IT for Support webpage, a Service Desk technician must determine whether your email, phone call, or issue submitted through the self-service portal is an incident (an unplanned interruption to […]

At-a-Glance Team Documents

Additional team-focused IT at-a-glance documents are here. They’re an introduction for new and existing IT staff who want to learn about WashU IT,  quick references about services each team provides, background about how to request work, information about team leadership, and how to view active work different teams have on their docket.   This content will […]

December 11: ServiceNow (wustl.service-now.com) Portal Update

Washington University Information Technology updated the ServiceNow self-service portal on Saturday, December 11, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Please note that this update does not apply to the legacy ServiceNow (wusm.service-now.com). The update brings more functionality to the portal landing page for users to conveniently navigate to their desired content. Requests for services and equipment, reported […]

July 1: ServiceNow Platform Change

On July 1, there will be numerous changes to the ServiceNow platform (wustl.service-now.com) for ITIL users. These changes will provide more functionality and streamline workflows. The changes are outlined in the sections below. Task (SCTASK) Records and Request Item (RITM) Records Email Functionality SCTASK records and RITM records will have full email functionality. Emails sent or […]

February 5: ServiceNow Problem Management Module Launched

On February 5, 2021, Washington University Information Technology launched the Problem Management module in the ServiceNow for IT support and services (wustl.service-now.com). The Problem Management module manages the lifecycle of problems (the cause or potential cause of one or more incidents), focusing on finding permanent solutions. ServiceNow general users are not affected by this change. ITIL […]