Students and professors regularly use the network as a means of communication. Students have access to a program called eCollege, which allows them to supplement the classroom experience with discussions online, or turn in assignments via the Internet, rather than print them out. This service also provides students with an online gradebook that keeps track of their progress. There are numerous computer labs on campus, though they sometimes fill up completely.
Aside from the occasional technical lapses, the TCU network is fairly reliable and consistent. The Computer Help Desk offers a wide variety of services and tech support. The network occasionally shuts down, but not frequently, and usually only for a few hours at a time. The Computer Help Desk is a good resource for students to utilize when things go wrong, and when it comes to computers, things often do.