Getting Technical Help

Please contact the Helpdesk if you are having issues or need some assistance with your technology. We can be reached via phone, email or web. There is also a self-serve online knowledge base available.

Phone: 1-888-733-5333 (toll free in North America)
Search: Online Knowledge Base

Hours of Operation

Days Hours of Availability

Monday to Thursday
Sunday and holidays

7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Central Standard Time * Saskatchewan does not observe daylight savings time.

What You Can Expect When You Call the Helpdesk

You may reach someone when you call, be placed in a queue or get a message manager. If you get a message manager, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

The Helpdesk will ask you a number of questions regarding the equipment you are using. They may: 

  • ask you to access a site of their choosing
  • inform you that a system is down and they are working on a solution for all students

When you leave a message, remember to leave your Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID, full name, phone number, course information, browser and a description of the problem. If you are simply reporting a problem, the Helpdesk will not call you back unless you request it.  Be sure you request a call back if you want one.

The Helpdesk may ask questions that seem unnecessary or repetitious but please be patient. Helpdesk analysts are trained to troubleshoot problems in an organized and logical manner. This is necessary because they do not have the user's computer system in front of them.

Response Times From the Helpdesk

Response times from the Helpdesk will vary, but we will return your call or respond within one hour Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please remember that if the reason you cannot connect is a result of a system-wide problem, the Helpdesk may not be able to respond to your call immediately as they will be dealing with a severe increase in call volume. Be patient and keep trying to get into your course. You might find that after a few minutes you are able to connect without intervention from the Helpdesk.

Information Required

When contacting the Helpdesk by phone or email, identify yourself as a student or employee. The following information is required:

  • your name
  • your phone number
  • your course
  • your instructor
  • your Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID
  • your browser information
  • your description of the problem