Work Ticketing Systems

Service Description:  A work ticketing system is a software application that collects customer requests from a wide range of sources and manages them in one location.  Requests can include issues such as the need for a password reset, notification of an outage on one or more systems, or a request to develop an integration for a new software purchase.

At UTC, we have three such systems, each with unique functionality:

·       Footprints, used by the IT Help Desk, manages all requests for IT support

·       Jira, used by several offices, manages requests such as updating a web page

·       TMA, used by Facilities and Housing, manages requests for building or dorm maintenance.

A ticketing system reduces the need for individual emails to a single individual that might be missed or delayed if the person is out of the office.  The systems also provide management with better reporting and understanding of issues on a more global scale.  Ticketing systems are also available 24/7, allowing users to submit problems that require resolution at any time day or night.

Aliases: Support ticket system, ticketing
Audience: All campus constituents

Get Help

To Request Service: Contact the Help Desk by phone at (423) 425-4000, by email at, or by submitting a ticket online at

Contact the Web Team for issues with the UTC website by submitting a Web Request at

Documentation (URL):
Support Contact: Help Desk, UTC Web Team


Service Levels: Ticketing systems are available 24/7.  Support is available during normal UTC business hours.
Service Requirements: To submit tickets to the Help Desk, use your UTC ID and password to access the system.
Service Status/Phase:

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