Using myDrake for Students (How-to)

myDrake is Drake's campus portal, a website that serves as a launchpad to access other sites, online tools, and organizational content. It is intended for an internal audience and requires a login to access secure information and systems. myDrake doesn't house every piece of content or system but provides links to content and direct access to systems. 

myDrake access is based upon your campus role (student or employee) and the functions you need to use. If you have multiple roles, your access will reflect that. 

If a student graduates or withdraws from Drake their access to myDrake will only be retained for a limited time.  Students who withdraw retain access to myDrake for 1 year after their separation date.  While students who graduate retain access for 3 years after their graduation date. 

Logging in to myDrake 

myDrake is using a system that allows for single sign-on (SSO) to multiple sites. This means that once you sign into your Drake account to access myDrake, your login credentials will be shared with additional applications. ITS staff is working on connecting as many campus systems as possible through SSO, so the number of systems that require a second login will change. 

Go to using your favorite web browser. myDrake works on Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari and is responsive so it will scale to an appropriately sized screen on whatever computer, tablet or mobile device you're using. 

  1. Enter your Drake email address
  2. Click Next
  3. Enter your Drake password.
  4. Click Sign in

See step by step screenshots at Signing in to Microsoft-connected systems (How-To)


The top navigation bar on myDrake provides quick and easy access to myDrake, Internal Sites, and Self Service. This navigation bar is available no matter which page you are accessing. Below, the “Student Links” drop-down menu provides a comprehensive list of links to Drake services, applications, and information. 

Additionally, the new Microsoft SharePoint platform provides a global navigation bar on the left side of the site. Select the grid to locate Microsoft applications, such as Outlook and Teams, and below, customize your SharePoint experience by accessing your recently used files, sites, and more. 

Commonly Used Services and My Resources 

On the home page, you will find the most commonly used Drake applications and links. Links to Self Service, My Email, Internal Sites, and ITS Support are conveniently located in large, bold buttons. Below these resources, the familiar row of commonly used applications, such as Blackboard, are available. As a Drake student, your commonly used applications have been tailored to your experience. If you are also employed by the university, you will see employee options. 

To access your personal information and Drake systems, navigate to “Student Home” under the “My Resources” section on the myDrake homepage. Within these pages, you will find your class information, timesheets, Bulldog Alerts, and more. 

This image displays the myDrake homepage.

This image displays the lower half of the myDrake homepage.