Help

How to Get Technical Help!

There are several ways to get help, but the first method is the preferred method. Requesting help from the correct unit can speed the request, but if all goes well your ticket will find its way however you submit it. Do not submit multiple tickets for the same issue, as that will create confusion and likely slow the response.

  1. Submit a help ticket to CAS IT:
    Go here and fill out the brief form. This will work for anything except items completely local to astronomy such as personal laptops, poster printing, etc. Even if it is local to astronomy, it will be redirected properly.
  2. Send an e-mail to CAS IT:
    Possibly less preferable as it will necessitate someone at the other end creating a ticket for you, but it will work just as well: send an email to cashelp@bu.edu. You can also phone their front desk if you are uncertain what to do: 617 353-5930.
  3. Submit an IS&T ticket:
    If you are certain the ticket deals with an IS&T issue: the MGHPCC, the campus network, or something like that, you can submit a ticket to the IS&T system here. A misdirected ticket here should eventually find its way, but try not to submit here unless you are certain it is an IS&T issue.
  4. Mail bugs@skynet.bu.edu
    For issues local to Astronomy, you can always mail the our bugs@skynet.bu.edus list. You can also drop by the office (CAS 511) or phone 617-353-4884. As currently there is only one person manning this list, however, you might have to wait to get help if I (David Bradford) am out of town or unavailable for whatever reason.

Other Resources:

Faculty Resources

Student Resources

Staff Resources

Using Computers

Other Information

 
Instructional Videos

Access to Astronomy Department instructional videos. Intended for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants. If you think you should be able to access these and you are denied, contact David Bradford. (Use your Kerberos information to log in.)

Instructional Videos

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

 

Telephone Quick Reference Card (PDF)

(More detailed instructions are here.)