Course Shell Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions regarding TCU Online course shells.

How do I get a course shell?

Courses are automatically created in TCU Online when a faculty member is officially assigned to a course in TCU’s Class Search. TCU Online will continue to update as faculty are assigned to new courses through the Registrar’s office. Please note, although TCU Online updates frequently, it may take up to 24 hours to reflect recent changes made by the Registrar.

Please see the Get Started resources for introductory information about TCU Online and preparing course shells.

I am new faculty, how do I access TCU Online?

Although optional, currently, 95% of the TCU faculty use TCU Online.

Users must have an active TCU Online account in order to access TCU Online. As a new faculty member, an account will be created once you have completed the following:

    1. Have all your hiring paperwork completed through the hiring process.
    2. Have a TCU network account.
    3. Be officially assigned to a course listed on TCU’s class search.

Once the above steps are complete, you can access TCU Online at http://d2l.tcu.edu using your TCU network credentials.

I had a section change, and I no longer have access to my previously assigned course with my content in it. What do I do?

When section changes happen, all users are dropped from the course shell automatically, including instructors.  If a new section is assigned, a new course shell will be created within at least 24 hours.  If you need assistance copying content from the original shell, please email elearning@tcu.edu, and provide your old course number/section, your new course number/section, and share that you had a section change and would like help copying content.