Student Technology Resources

Information on connecting with student technology at Drake, whether you're new to campus or not. Start with this short YouTube video, and find more in-depth information below.

Drake Password and ID Number

Password: Every two years you’ll receive an email from ITS prompting you to change it using the Drake Password Manager to keep your information safe. Make sure you set up recovery options in case you ever forget it. If you don't change your password when prompted, you'll be locked out of Drake systems until you do.

This password guide will help you easily make the change. Along with your Drake email address, you'll use your password to log into most campus systems.

Drake ID: This nine-digit number is your unique identification in the campus information system. Although you can log into some systems using your Drake ID number, most require you to use your Drake email address.

Drake Email

All Drake students have official email accounts, typically Your Drake email is the official campus method of communication. Email is accessible from within myDrake. Additionally, you use your Drake email address to log into most campus systems. Want to set up Drake email on your cell phone? See Email and Calendar guides.

For security purposes, an external email label is added to most emails that come from outside the domain. To learn more see External Email Label (FAQ).

You have access to your Drake email account while you're a student and for three years after you graduate. After that you use your Drake ID (example: as your login for Drake systems. See Signing in to Microsoft-connected systems (How-to) for login instructions.

Self Service

Self Service provides you with information on courses and financial aid, allows you to register for classes, view your course schedule, drop and add courses, update your personal information, and more. You access Self Service from the myDrake portal. Learn more in these Self Service for Students guides.

myDrake Campus Portal

myDrake is our campus portal. You can access it by going to See Signing in to Microsoft-connected systems (How-to) for login instructions. myDrake has links to many other applications and sites with information about life on campus and access to the campus functions you need on a regular basis. Self Service, email, Blackboard, document sharing, and other key systems are accessible from myDrake.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Drake requires the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) on key systems to ensure campus information is kept safe. It pairs something you know (your username and password) with something you have (a phone or mobile device) to perform a secure login. Learn more in the Using Multi-factor Authentication (FAQ).

Tech Help

IT Service Portal: Browse the IT service portal to learn about technology services available, view how-to technology guides in the knowledge base, or get assistance. It's the best place to start if you're looking for information or help.

ITS Support Center: The Support Center provides help with passwords, general technology questions, or solving software, computer and network related problems. Call 515-271-3001 24/7 or visit the lower level of Carnegie Hall.

Connect with ITS

Want ITS to text you outage notifications? Opt in by texting DrakeITS2021 to phone number 226787. You first need to be signed up to receive Bulldog Alerts by text. Check your Bulldog Alerts Settings.

On Twitter? Follow us @DrakeITServices

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings on campus and some outdoor areas. Connect to the eduroam network and enter your Drake email address and password when prompted. eduroam is a global roaming educational wireless network. If you visit any of the thousands of eduroam-connected instutitions worldwide, you'll be able to connect securely. Learn more at Connecting to the eduroam Wireless Network (How-to). Students are entitled to five device registrations on the eduroam wireless network.

Having issues connecting on campus? Let ITS know by reporting a Network Issue.

Software/File Storage

Software: All students can get free software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for Mac or Windows. Learn more at Available Software Downloads (FAQ).

File Storage: Students can now store up to 5 terabytes of data in OneDrive, Drake’s cloud storage solution. Log into OneDrive using your email or connect via myDrake to store documents and share with others on campus or beyond.

Game Consoles/TV Registration

To connect your gaming console, smart TV, or streaming device in your residence hall room, go to the device registration portal at and follow the onscreen instructions. Then connect your device to the DUEntertainment network or a wired network port in your room. Students can connect up to 10 devices on DUEntertainment.

See Connecting a Game Console, Smart TV, or Streaming Device to the Drake Network (How-to) for additional information. If you live in the residence halls, and want a wired connection, please submit a Network Request.

Learning Management System – Blackboard Learn Ultra

Blackboard Learn Ultra is the online learning management system (LMS) used by Drake. To learn more about how to use it, visit these Blackboard Learn Ultra guides.


Students can upload their documents to the campus virtual queue and print at a variety of locations across campus. Full time students receive a $20 printing credit each semester (unused credit expires at the end of each semester). More information can be found in the Student Printing guides.