Institutional Technology

Help Desk Support Options

To access the IT Ticketing System: 
  • Logon to the Ringling portal (
  • Click on the icon for Tech Support and log-on using your Ringling e-mail and password

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In-Person Appointments:

In order to maintain a safe environment for everyone, we are restricting in-person assistance to appointment only.  For notebook repairs or equipment pick up please book an in-person appointment with our notebook team.

For non-notebook issues we ask that you first either chat or submit a tech support ticket.

Chat Support

We now offer instant chat support access to any available IT Technicians from the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. You can find the new chat option on the Ringling Portal, in the bottom right corner. Simply click on Chat with IT and message us with the issue you’re having.

Virtual Appointment Calendar (Zoom or phone)

If assistance is needed for anything other than notebook services, please submit a tech support ticket and reach out via phone to our IT Help Desk at 941--359-7633 to schedule a remote zoom appointment.

As always, IT is here to help you in your academic success. Please let us know how we can help.


Institutional Technology

Weekly Routine Maintenance Schedule (Sat-Sun 12am-8am)
We perform routine systems maintenance on computer workstations as well as devices in the data center every week. Routine maintenance operations take place on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:00am and 8:00am. During those hours, you will want to save your work often and make archival copies of any files you may have open at that time. Maintenance operations during those hours can affect office and laboratory workstations (including workstation restarts with warnings), network storage systems (home spaces, web shares), web site servers, administrative systems, and email systems. Laboratory and office workstations perform software updates nightly and laboratory workstations restart every morning after showing a warning.

Quick Links

Institutional Technology

IT Support Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

phone: (941)359-7633

fax: (941)359-7615

online support requests (for current students, faculty, and staff):