TCU resources can be used to create and host personal web sites for employees and students, as well as departmental web sites. SharePoint sites can also be created upon request. MyTCU is a personalized portal service for the TCU community that allows access to TCU information and web-based applications. The portal includes access to Employee Self-Service, Student Center, Faculty Center, Budget Manager and Quick Links for Faculty/Staff and Students. This service also includes other specialized departmental web based software.
The Office of Website and Social Media Management functions as the university’s in-house consultant for Website Development and other New Media projects. In addition to consulting with departments on the design and management of their websites this office is also responsible for managing the university’s social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as YouTube and iTunesU. The IT Support HelpDesk can assist with connecting to your departmental website. Please contact Marketing to get a new site created or a new design put in place at http://www.marketingandcommunication.tcu.edu/web-management.asp.
Faculty, Staff and Student websites at TCU
Faculty, staff and students can choose to create a personal site located on a variety of servers:
- Faculty.tcu.edu and Staff.tcu.edu Sites – For a faculty.tcu.edu or staff.tcu.edu, please contact the TCU IT Support HelpDesk to create a site. After your space has been created, use a web application or FTP program to move the files to the server. The address/URL for these sites: http://faculty.tcu.edu/username or http://staff.tcu.edu/username.
- Faculty and Staff Web Sites on Personal.tcu.edu – The files for your web page must be created and stored on the HomeFile personal network share in the WWWPUB folder. After web pages are created, move them to your WWWPUB folder or use a web application (e.g. Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web) or use an FTP program to move the files to the server. The address/URL for the web site: http://personal.tcu.edu/username
- More detailed information about personal web site for faculty and staff can be found in the Knowledge Base Article 10906.
- Student Web Sites – The files for student web pages must be created and stored on the StuFile personal network share in the WWWPUB folder. After web pages are created, move them to your WWWPUB folder or use a web application (e.g. Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web) or use an FTP program to move the files to the server. The address/URL for student sites: http://wwwstu.tcu.edu/username
SharePoint provides a powerful set of tools for information sharing and document collaboration. Typical SharePoint sites include the following components: document libraries, form libraries, picture libraries, lists, calendars, contacts, tasks, discussion boards, wikis, blogs, and surveys. SharePoint accounts for guests of TCU can be created.
- Training – https://it.tcu.edu/training-center/sharepoint-training/
- Create a New Site – https://SharePointRequest.tcu.edu/
myTCU and the Peoplesoft Portal
- Employee Center gives all employees of TCU access to personal information, benefits, payroll and training.
- Student Center gives students access to personal and class information.
- Faculty Center allows access to view class rosters, enter grades and manage other features pertaining to classes taught and students that are advised.
- Budget Manager allows access to financial reporting and budget prep worksheets. Other links provide access to leave reporting, directory and calendar and access to create an IT HelpDesk ticket.
How do I get additional PeopleSoft access?
Have your supervisor send an email to email@example.com with a description of what access is needed.
TCU Online (Brightspace by D2L)
Support for TCU Online:
D2L Help Desk Support: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Support for TCU Online technical issues and questions is provided by the D2L Help Desk representatives.
- Call D2L” 877-325-7778 (Phone number is also available within TCU Online under Help on the nav bar.)
- Chat with D2L now: (Link is also available within TCU Online under Help on the nav bar.)
Koehler Center Support: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Support for TCU online instructional questions and technical issues not resolved by D2L is provided by the Koehler Center during regular University business hours.