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Guide to Technology Resources for Students


This Quick Guide to Information Resources and Technology provides an overview of the computing and information resources environment at Drexel University.

The New Student Technology Checklist is a comprehensive list of steps and services to ascertain that you have the pieces of your electronic identity in place. To access the Checklist, see

Many services at Drexel are available primarily - or solely - electronically. For your electronic identity, you will need:

  • Drexel ID card
  • Drexel computer account(s)
  • Personal University ID number

Review more information about the DragonCard at

Your Drexel computer account provides access, upon login with your username and password, to the following services:

  • DrexelOne portal account
  • email account
  • Drexel Domain account (including the Software Server, Blackboard Learn, DragonFly3, etc.)

See Pick Up Computer Accounts for more information.

Your personal University ID number, an automatically-generated eight-digit number, is the key identifier that tracks your records through the systems at Drexel University. Find your number along with your computer account(s) at Once you have activated your Drexel computer account(s), you can also look up your University ID number at

Next: Pick Up Computer Accounts