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How Do I Set Up the Tickets Desktop in TDNext?

This article shows how to set up a tickets desktop in TDNext.

This job aid uses default terms and forms as examples to illustrate how to use specific functions and complete tasks within TDNext. Your unit’s configuration of TDNext may differ from what you see in this job aid. Consult your unit’s training materials and/or your unit administrator for questions or clarifications.

Terms and Definitions 

Incident – An ITIL term used to describe an unplanned interruption to an IT Service or a reduction in the quality of an IT Service.

Responsible Group or Individual – A TDX term used to describe the person or persons (group) responsible for proper execution for getting the job done.

Classification – A TDX term used to refer to different kinds of tickets, such as Incident, Service Request, Problem, Change, etc.

Type – A term used to refer to various ticket types that are determined and set up by the user’s unit. Types refer to specific topic areas for tickets within Categories (for example, Category would be "Communication and Collaboration," but the Type would be "Email and Calendar"). Ticket Types can also be associated with specific SLAs, Time Types, and Expense Accounts.

For more TDX terms and definitions, please refer to the Glossary.

TDNext is an application suite within TeamDynamix (TDX) where the ticketing, asset, and project management applications are housed. As a technician who manages tickets, the TDNext ticketing application is where you will spend much of your time in TeamDynamix.

Depending on your unit’s configuration, you may have access to more than one ticketing application. Each ticketing application is distinct and has its own set of tickets. The first time you open any ticketing application, you will be required to configure the Tickets Desktop for that ticketing application. Application-specific desktops may only contain items from that application, unlike the main TDNext Desktop, which may contain items from any applications to which your unit has access.

This job aid provides an overview of the following features in TDNext:

Using the Application Menu to Open Your Ticketing Application

The application menu is located at the top left of the screen and displays all the TDNext applications to which you have access, such as your ticketing application, People and My Work. What you can see in the applications menu depends on your permissions and unit settings. Access to these applications within your unit may vary from person to person.

The applications listed in the menu are ordered alphabetically, except for Desktop, which is listed first, and Help, which is listed last. Clicking Help opens the TDX Knowledge Base where you can view a variety of TeamDynamix support articles.

To open the ticketing application, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to your university’s TDNext account page

    NOTE: TDX recommends using the latest version of either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. 

  2. Follow the prompts to log in using your NetID, password, and the 2FA process. 

    NOTE: The first time you log into TDX, you may see a welcome message appear. You may close the window by clicking the X in the upper right corner or select for that message not to be shown again by clicking the check box at the bottom of the welcome message window. 

    of the TDX Welcome Message.

    of the main desktop home page.

  3. Click the application menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

    of Application Menu icon.

    NOTE: Applications to which you have access will appear in alphabetical order, except for Desktop and Home, which remain in the first and last positions respectively.

  4. Click the icon for your unit’s ticketing application. In this example, the ticketing application is titled UOFI - Training (Tickets).

    of Ticketing application (UOFI - Training Tickets) highlighted in the Application Menu.

    NOTE: This opens the ticketing application desktop in a new tab in TDNext. The ticketing application displays the fields you selected when you set up the desktop for that application. An example of a Tickets Desktop is shown below. The next section covers setting up your Tickets Desktop.

     of the ticketing application desktop.

Setting Up the Tickets Desktop

The first time you access a ticketing application, you will see a blank desktop and will need to configure it.

 of the blank desktop in the ticketing application.

  1. Click on the link that says Get started configuring your desktop.

    f a link that says, "Get started configuring your desktop."

  2. Type in the name of your new desktop in the Name In this example, the name is Tickets Desktop.

     of the Save button.

    NOTE: You may also type a description of the desktop in the Description field.

  3. Click the Save button.

     of the Save button.

    NOTE: A message appears stating “Changes Saved.”

     of the "Changes Saved" message.

  4. On the Content tab, click the Edit Layout

    of Edit Layout new button.

    NOTE: As with the main Desktop set up in TDNext, this feature allows you to organize how your items will appear in your Tickets Desktop. You can select from several pre-arranged layouts.

  5. Click on the layout option you want to use for your desktop. In this example, the 33-33-33 / 100% option is selected.

    33-33-33 / 100% option

  6. Under the Available Content section on the left, click and drag the modules you would like to see on your new desktop to the corresponding columns on the right.

    of Edit Layout page after dragging selected items to layout columns.

  7. To remove any item you do not want on your desktop, click the X in the upper right corner of the box for each item.

    of Edit Layout page highlighted Remove module option.

  8. Click the Save button when you are finished making selections for content in the Tickets Desktop.

    of the save button

    NOTE: Your tickets application desktop has been successfully created. A notification at top of the window stating Changes saved will appear.

    of Changes Saved

  9. Close this window by clicking X on the upper right corner.

    NOTE: This will take you back to the main TDNext desktop window. You must refresh your browser and click on the ticketing application tab to see the changes in your Tickets Desktop.

Accessing the Tickets Home Base

The default view of your Ticketing Application will show the items you selected when you configured your Tickets Desktop, as well as the main menu bar across the top, the ID/Search field in the upper right corner, and the left navigation menu, which provides quick access to many features, standard filters, and reports.

of the Tickets Desktop with main menu, ID/Search field, and left navigation menu highlighted.

You should become familiar with the items available on the left navigation menu, which provides quick access to many features, standard filters, and reports.

Some of the default standard reports and filters available in the left navigation menu are:

  • Assigned to Me
  • Awaiting My Review
  • Awaiting My Approval
  • Incidents
  • Problems
  • Changes
  • Releases
  • Service Requests

For example, the Assigned to Me standard filter displays tickets that are assigned to you. Depending on your role at the organization, you may also be assigned to tickets to review and approve. The Awaiting My Review standard filter displays any tickets where you are listed as the reviewer. Reviewers are defined at the ticket type level by your organization's TeamDynamix administrators.

To access the Tickets home base:

  1. On the left navigation menu, click the Tickets

    of the Tickets option on left navigation menu.

The Tickets home base view shows you all tickets that are in a New, Open, or On Hold status class. Anyone with access to a ticketing application can see all of the tickets in that application by clicking on the Tickets home base.

 of the Tickets home base.

There are ways to narrow down the list of tickets in the home base and show only tickets you are interested in. Some of these options includes filters and reports. For more information on filtering tickets, see the job aid for Searching and Filtering Incident Tickets in The Ticketing Application.

Additional Resources

KeywordsAITS, TDX, TeamDynamix, team dynamix, uiuc help center, “tdx training”   Doc ID109044
OwnerDerek B.GroupUniversity of Illinois System
Created2021-02-12 13:35:37Updated2024-01-03 09:11:56
SitesUniversity of Illinois System, University of Illinois Technology Services
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