Web Services

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.

Departmental Websites

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

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.

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 ps_security@tcu.edu with a description of what access is needed.

Pearson Learning Studio (eCollege)

Contacting the Pearson LearningStudio Help Desk:

If you are an eCourse student or faculty (your course is taught completely online with no classroom component), please contact the 24/7 Pearson LearningStudio Help Desk for technical support. You also have the option in your course shell to select the Tech Support tab located on the Tool bar within your course and chat with a help desk technical support team member.

If you are an eCompanion student or faculty (your course is taught on campus in a classroom and has a Pearson LearningStudio component), please contact the TCU elearning staff between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. All emails or calls received after hours and weekends will be addressed the next business day.

For assistance after hours (after 5 pm), Holidays and weekends, please contact the Pearson LearningStudio Help Desk at:

Faculty: To contact a Koehler Center Staff on weekends for emergencies with Pearson LearningStudio call 817-308-6665. Please be sure to have contacted the Pearson 24/7 helpdesk too.