NY Campus: The clinic will reopen on Monday, July 22nd at 9am. All clinic shifts will be on the 19th floor.

Tech Support Policy

This policy only applies to the PCHS technical support department. This  does not apply to any other department including (but not limited to), the Registrars, Academic Affairs, Student Advising, Marketing, HR and Student Accounts. 

The purpose of this policy is to clearly identify the availability and expectations surrounding technical support. There are two primary ways that members of our community can request technical support. The first is to fill out the “Contact Us” form. When the form is filled out, a request is placed in our support ticketing system. The second is to get real-time help via live chat, text message, or phone. Live chat is accessible through  StudentHub and within Moodle. The tech support phone and text number is provided through StudentHub.

When to submit a ticket and when to use live chat/ text/ phone…

In general, we ask that all non time-sensitive requests go through the ticketing system. For instance, a request to select a new profile picture in Moodle would be considered non-time sensitive and should go through the ticketing system. On the other hand, if you are unable to get into your online class that starts in 5 minutes, that’s a critical issue and you should contact tech support via live chat, text, or phone. Keeping live chat, text, and phone available for critical issues will ensure that we’re able to respond to and resolve problems as soon as they come in.

Tickets

When a ticket is submitted, this means that you will be communicating with a technician via email. All tickets are assigned a unique identifier that allows us to perform quality assurance checks and also to track the chain of custody and response/ resolution times.

The tech support team is committed to delivering top quality service for tickets by:

  • Replying to tickets within 4 hours, during business hours
    • Our technicians are distributed across different time zones. As a result, the hours that tickets will be responded to will depend on the technician and their time zone. When a technician responds to your request their time zone/ work hours will be specified in their signature.
    • Weekend work hours are limited and tickets will be responded to during working hours on Saturday only. Tickets submitted after hours on Saturday or on Sunday will be responded to on the following business day.
  • Striving to provide solutions as quickly as possible while ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Interacting with all parties in a respectful and courteous manner
  • Continuously working to improve response/ resolution times, and quality of service

Tickets will always be addressed via email, bu will be escalated to a phone call/ screen sharing session if a resolution cannot be easily achieved via email

Live Chat, Text Messaging & Phone

In addition to a ticket submission, the tech support also offers live chat & text messaging.

We are committed to:

  • Replying to chats & texts within a few minutes
  • Striving to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Interacting with all parties in a respectful and courteous manner
  • Continuously working to improve the quality of service

Examples of when to use live chat, text, & phone:

  • If you are unable to login to any of the college information systems
  • If you can’t access your live online class
  • If you are a student and can’t access your quiz that’s open or is supposed to be open
  • If you are a faculty member and do not have host permissions or a Zoom pro account
  • If you are a faculty member and cannot access Zoom attendance logs

This is not an all-inclusive list and does not include all possible scenarios that require live chat.

Live chat & text availability and hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Saturday: 7:30am – 3:30pm (Eastern Time)
  • ** Holiday hours can vary

If there is ever dissatisfaction with the quality of the tech support that you received or any other concerns, you are able to ask to be put in touch a manager. A manager will work with you to achieve an acceptable solution and investigate any unsatisfactory interactions you experienced.