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What is a portal and what does it do?

A portal is a website that serves as a launch pad to access other sites, online tools, and organizational content. Portals require a login to access secure information and systems and are intended for internal audiences only. A portal does not hold every piece of content itself, but provides links to content and direct access to systems, like email and Blackboard.

How do I access myDrake?

Visit my.drake.edu to use myDrake, our new campus portal.

Not sure how to get started? Visit the How-to Guides in our IT service portal.

What information can be found in myDrake?

The myDrake portal provides 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. Banner Self Service (MyDUSIS), email, document sharing, and other key systems are integrated into myDrake.

What's different about myDrake?

The main difference you will likely notice with myDrake is the way it looks. It's built on a new platform that feels like many other modern sites and applications you’re used to using. The myDrake portal also focuses more on providing access and connections to other applications and sites.

Who can log into myDrake?

Current students, their parents, faculty, and staff can access myDrake. It's the new central location for everyone actively involved in the Drake community to visit to access what they need online.

What's the difference between myDrake and MyDUSIS?

myDrake is our new campus portal. It’s a launch pad to essential tools and functions for your role at Drake. MyDUSIS is the self-service portion of our campus information system. Though you use myDrake to access myDUSIS functions, such as registering for classes, viewing unofficial transcripts, and accessing payroll/time sheet information, they are two separate applications.

Do I have to change my login information?

No. You use your Drake ID number or drake.edu email address and password to log into myDrake.

Do I need any additional software to use myDrake?

No. myDrake is completely web-based and is available anywhere you have internet access. 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.

What's the timeline for this project?

The current timeline for this portion of the project is as follows:

  • In June 2018 we launched myDrake at my.drake.edu. It can be used in parallel with blueView.
  • On September 20, we will discontinue blueView. This means we will be changing all links and instructions that formerly pointed to blueView and redirecting them 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.

Why did we replace blueView?

blueView was built on technology that is no longer supported by its vendor, Ellucian. The software is over 10 years old and does not operate well on many newer browsers, computers, and mobile devices. This means we must move to a new system to continue providing an internal site for the university that drives our day to day operations. myDrake was built in the Microsoft O365 system, which we use for our web email, calendars, and document storage (OneDrive).

Will this change how I'll register for classes? (For Students)

In early Fall 2018, all students, faculty, and staff will begin using myDrake to get to registration. However, the actual registration screens in myDUSIS will look the same and myDrake will just be providing a new way to get to them. 

Will this change how I enter grades? (For Faculty)

As myDrake is now accesible, you can use myDrake, blueView, or Blackboard for summer grade submission.

The registration screens in myDUSIS will look the same and myDrake will just be providing a new way to get to them. 

When did blueView go away?

blueView was completely replaced with myDrake on September 20.

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