New Student Info

Blackboard: Blackboard is the online learning site used by many Drake classes.  Blackboard allows students to down load course materials, chat with fellow students, take tests, and check on grades, communicate easily with the instructor and fellow classmates, and has other options available to increase student learning.

blueView Portal: The blueView portal provides single sign-on access to a host of information and services. BlueView is the online destination for announcements, news, and events as well as tools to take care of student business at Drake.  Students can sign on and check their email, view class schedule and grades, register for classes, access their Blackboard courses and view announcements.  Students can also make payments online through blueView.

Before you can login to blueView you are required to change your initial password via the Drake Password Gateway https://password.drake.edu by following these steps:

  1. Enter your Drake ID (9 digits noted above) and your password (provided in admission info)
  2. Select and enter responses for each of the three security questions.  These questions are used to verify your identity during future trips to the password gateway for password changes.
  3. Change your password.  You will need to enter your new password twice.

Bluemobile: Drake University Mobile Application for IOS and Android. Features and apps include student schedules, campus maps, dining services menus and coupons, Times Delphic news and twitter feeds, library app, faculty class lists, faculty schedule and campus alerts for campus closings.

Computer Recommendations: Follow the link for school specific recomendations, computer discount information and  suggested accessories.

Email Accounts: All Drake students are issued email accounts before classes begin. Email is accessible from within blue view. In addtion, Our outlook based email system can be setup to work with Microsoft Outlook and Apple mail desktop programs as well as activesync compatible mobile devices. For specific setup and device information follow this link.

Game Console / TV Registration: If your device does not have a browser it will be necessary to find the MAC address and request a manual registration. The MAC address is usually in a menu within the device. This guide may help in finding the MAC address. If you are unable to find the MAC address  it may be necessary to call the manufacturer for help as each device and model can vary a fair bit.

To connect to the wireless network devices must support WPA2 Enterprise. Note that some devices do not have support for WPA2 enterprise. If you device does not have support you may still be able to connect it via a wired ethernet cable.

Student Software: All students are eligible for free software, including the latest versions of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) for Macintosh or Windows, and Sophos antivirus.  Note: Software for incoming, newly admitted students is available 30 days prior to the start of the fall semester from within blueview via the “IT support center tab”.

Lab Information: information about computer labs on campus.

Network Registration: Students are entitled to 5 device registrations on the network. If you need to reset your devices or are having trouble with netreg, please contact the support center. In some cases if the registration page does not show up on your device you may need to navigate to it manually at http://netdns2.drake.edu/

Print Services: Drake University’s Office of Business and Finance has launched a campus-wide print management program that incorporates Xerox Multi Function Devices (MFD) and HP Printers along with PaperCut Print Management. Available functions and costs are described below or view the FAQs for more information. Full time Students  receive a $20 credit each semester (does not roll over).

Support Center: The Support Center provides assistance with passwords, general technology questions, solving software, computer and network related problems. Call or stop by the support center if you have any questions! The support center can be reached at 515 271 3001, and is in the lower level of Carnegie Hall (directly west of Old Main).

Wireless Network Access: There is wireless internet access available on campus.  Wireless internet access is available in: All Residence Halls, All Academic buildings, The Libraries, Olmsted Student Center and Spikes. Note: WPA2 support is required to connect to our network.

Wireless setup: There is a wireless network setup SSID (DUWifisetup) which makes connecting devices to our wireless network very simple! Click the link for more information about how to use the setup wizard

Wired Network Access: Each student living in the residence halls is provided with a 100Mbps wired Ethernet connection.