Open Internet Explorer
When you try to go to the Software Download page (https://software.drexel.edu), you'll be presented with the following login dialog box:
Simply enter your username as shown (don't forget the "drexel\" in front) and your Drexel domain password. This is usually the same password that you use to log in to DrexelOne or Webmail with, but it may be different. Try that password first, but just once (trying too many times will get your account temporarily locked). If you can't log in, try the following steps in order. If you still have problems, please contact the IRT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (215)895-2020.
Navigating and Downloading
Once you're logged into the Software Download Server, navigating is as simple as pointing & clicking. The screen will look something like this:
The links will usually show up as blue (unvisited) or purple (visited) underlined text, but may be different colors depending on what browser you're using and how it's configured. Just like navigating any other website, you click the directory links once to open them. To download the software files (which usually end in ".exe"), simply click the filename. Some files, specifically text documents (which usually end in ".txt") will open rather than download when you click onthem. To download these files, right-click on the filename and select "Save Target As...", then choose a location to save the file to and click "Save".
Most Windows/PC software packages are stored as self-extracting compressed (zip) files to conserve space and allow for faster & more reliable downloads. Before you can install the application, you need to "unzip" the installation files. After the file finishes downloading, locate it on your desktop (or wherever it was downloaded) and double-click it. In the dialog box, click on "Unzip" and then click "Close" when it finishes unzipping. After that, you should see a new folder on your desktop (or, again, wherever it was downloaded). Open that folder and look for something that says "Install" or "Setup" or a file called "Readme" that should contain more specific installation instructions. If you're not sure what to do at this point, please contact the IRT Help Desk at email@example.com or by phone at (215) 895-2020.