Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

CaTS Remote Support Information

CaTS Help Desk Support

If you're able to log in to our Wright State systems, such as WINGS with your campus 'w' username and password, then you can chat with a CaTS Help Desk analyst via online chat for remote support.

Remote Support Offerings

The CaTS Help Desk will be moving towards a remote support model beginning Friday, March 20. CaTS will be utilizing ServiceNow, our online ticketing system for support options. 

Support options include:

  • ServiceNow incidents and requests
  • Remote chat with Help Desk technicians via the ServiceNow Support Portal (8 - 5 Monday - Friday, Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)
  • Email (
  • Leaving a voicemail at 937-775-4827 with as much information as possible, along with a contact number; you will be contacted by a Help Desk representative as quickly as possible during business hours (8 - 5 Monday - Friday, Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)

Important Note:

If you are having issues logging into or accessing any of your accounts, please send an email to with your information and a good phone number. CaTS will then be in contact with you as soon as possible to help either change your password or determine what the issue is. 

Student Laptop Checkout

It is our priority for students to be able to access their courses online.

CaTS has a limited supply of PC laptops, which have previously been used in the Student Success Center classrooms, that are available for active students to check out for the remainder of the Spring Semester. These laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Laptop Specifications:

  • Windows 10 OS
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

CaTS will email you with the place and time that you can pick up your laptop. 

Free Internet Access for Students

Spectrum has announced that they are offering free broadband and wifi services for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students.


  • You must be a current student
  • You may not be an existing Spectrum customer
  • You must have Spectrum available in your area

To sign up for this service, call (844) 488-8395. You can read more about this offer via the following Dayton Daily News article:

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Applications

Adobe is offering free Adobe Creative Cloud applications to Wright State members through May 31, 2020. 

Some of these applications include:

  • Acrobat DC
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • XD
  • Lightroom
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush
  • After Effects
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Dreamweaver
  • Character Animator
  • Audition

Accessing Free Adobe Applications

  1. Go to, and sign in with your Wright State email
  2. Select 'Company or School Account'
  3. Select the program you would like to install from the list of available applications

Note: If you receive an error message saying you are ineligible to access these applications, please email from your Wright State email. CaTS will contact you once you are able to install these programs. 

If you have already installed any of the applications, you may need to sign out and sign back in to access them. For more information, visit Sign In to Creative Cloud apps

Remote Access Support for Faculty and Staff

CaTS has been working to provide solutions for remote/work from home situations if needed. The following covers different systems for remote access and collaboration, as a reference for University members working off campus.

Collaboration on Non-Sensitive Business Documents Not Stored on Network Drives

  • SharePoint Sites: SharePoint Sites are online communities used to support university organizations, projects, and other Wright State related functions. You can share files, calendars, and other important non-sensitive information with any other members of the site.
  • OneDrive for Business: OneDrive for Business is a Microsoft online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication within the Office 365 system.
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams brings together people, conversations, and content-along with the tools that teams need-so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.

Facilitation of Business Meetings

  • Cisco Webex Meeting Center: Webex is an all in one web conferencing tool that allows you to be more productive and have engaging web meetings. Webex allows you to host and attend meetings with chats, note taking, polls, screen and file sharing, and audio/video.

Accessing Sensitive Data and Websites From Off Campus

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI Desktops): VDIs require two-factor authentication, and are most appropriately used for individuals who routinely access sensitive data such as Social Security Numbers, health care information (HIPAA), bank account information, etc. Network storage drives (H, K, and R drives) can easily be accessed via the virtual environment.
    VDIs are not recommended for distance instruction

Accessing Non-Sensitive Documents on Network Storage Drives

  • Wright State Virtual Private Network (VPN): All faculty and staff have access to VPN, allowing them to access the network storage drives (H, K, and R drives). There’s no need to request special access to use VPN, however you will need to install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, and login with your campus ‘w’ username and password.

Equipment for Online Courses

The following equipment is available for checkout through the CaTS Help Desk to help aid in online course facilitation:

  • Windows/Mac OS Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Webcams

Your personal computer can also be used in conjunction with any Help Desk equipment you have checked out. If you have any questions about other equipment available for checkout from the CaTS Help Desk, please contact us at 937-775-4827, or

Call Forwarding Information From Campus Phones

*Call forwarding cannot be turned off remotely*

Unified Messaging (Voicemail to Email)

Unified messaging is the ability to have voicemail sent to your email as an audio file. When someone leaves a voicemail at your campus extension, unified messaging will capture the audio and send the file to your campus email address.There is no charge for this service; you can request unified messaging by clicking on the button below.

Important Note: You can NOT have both unified messaging and call forwarding both set up; you will need to determine the best way to receive phone calls and voicemails between this and the following options.

Forwarding Options

There are two styles of call forwarding:

  • Direct Forwarding - When someone calls your campus phone, the call goes straight to the forwarded number. You will NOT hear your desk phone ring. 
  • Forward Don't Answer - When someone calls you, you will have approximately 4 - 5 rings to answer the call before it goes to the forwarded number.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to Voicemail

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. You must forward your desk phone to voicemail in order for your callers to leave a voicemail message.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset.
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to an Outside Line

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. Any forwarding to a long distance line will be on a temporary basis only and will be cancelled after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is a long distance number, enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset. 
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is long distance enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Accessing Voicemail

From Off Campus: 

  • Option 1 - Dial 937-775-1010. When voicemail answers, enter your mailbox number/extension). When you start to hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 
  • Option 2 - Dial 937-775-#### (your mailbox number/extension). When you hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 

From Your Desk: 

  • Option 1 - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter your passcode.
  • Option 2 - From someone else's desk - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter *, enter your mailbox number, enter * again, and enter your passcode. 

Remote Security Practices

CaTS understands that many faculty and staff have been, or will be, working remotely during these difficult times. Ideally, all university business should be conducted on a university-owned computer. However, during the current crisis that isn't always possible or realistic. If you must use a personally-owned computer, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make certain you have up-to-date antivirus software installed on your computer
  • Keep your system up-to-date by installing operating system updates
  • NEVER save university data locally
  • If you routinely deal with sensitive data, use VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) rather than VPN

Help Desk Hours of Operation

Our current, up to date hours of operation can be found at


If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at We appreciate your patience at this time and remain committed to providing support to all University members.