Information Technology Services (ITS)

Step by step technology instructions and FAQs.

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New Student Resources

New student? Here are links to all the tech information you need to get started at Drake.

New Faculty & Staff Resources

New to Drake? Here are links to all the tech information you need to get started.

Administrative Applications

Guides to assist with Banner, Starfish, ProcessMaker, and other campus applications.

Blackboard Learn Ultra

Guides to help you use Blackboard Learn Ultra, Drake's Learning Management System (LMS).

Calling & Voicemail

Instructions on how to use campus calling, headsets, and voicemail.

Digital Signage & Multimedia

Resources to help faculty and staff use the digital signage system and Panopto video.

Drake Card/Bulldog Bucks

Guides on using your Drake ID card for Bulldog Bucks.

Email & Calendars

Information on getting started with and using email and calendar services including account changes, delegation, and the creation of email service accounts.


Get started using Eventbrite, Drake's event registration software.

Information Security

Resources on passwords, multi-factor authentication (MFA), account management, and phishing emails.

ITS Project Management

Resources on submitting technology ideas, ITS contract review, contract assessment, and negotiation support. (Faculty/Staff only)

ITS Purchasing

Guides on how to purchase computers and accessories. (Faculty/staff only)

Microsoft Teams

How to use Microsoft Teams and its functions including group chat, calendars, and file sharing including shared files On-Demand.


Resources to help you navigate myDrake, our campus portal.


How to connect with campus Wifi networks and how to connect devices like smart tvs and game consoles to the campus network.

OneDrive & Shared Storage

How to use campus methods for file sharing and working collaboratively on files.


Information on campus web printing, using device features, or requesting student printing refunds.

Self Service

How to update personal info, access academic information, view teaching and advising screens, and report time and leave.


Software guides for Microsoft Office, Azure Virtual Desktop, SPSS, and Mathematica among others.

Teaching & Learning

Includes guides to help you access online training, Qualtrics, and other useful technology tools for teaching and learning.


Resources to assist with updating departmental websites and information on using WordPress for faculty publishing.

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