About Instant Messages

The Instant Messages tool is a built-in instant messaging tool for sending text-based messages within TCU Online.


  • Quick, informal communication between two people in TCU Online
  • Search for and communicate with students and instructors within TCU Online
  • Ability to add users to a friend list
  • See if users are online

Note: For students: The Instant Messages tool is often blocked during quizzes. If you do not finish a quiz and submit it, then the Pager block will remain in effect, even next semester.

Learn to Use the Instant Messages Tool