Welcome to the Information Technology Department orientation page. This page will allow you to familiarize yourself with some of the technology at Drake University Law School. Members of the Law School's Information Technology Department are happy to assist with any computer or multimedia related inquiries. Please review the information below and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Who We Are
||When to Contact|
IT /Web Specialist
|General assistance connecting to the wireless network, shared printers, or remote document storage from a Windows laptop. Also for questions with TurningPoint audience response systems (clickers), ExamSoft testing software, or Microsoft Office.|
Electronic Resources Librarian
|For questions about library databases, TWEN, CALI, Lexis, and Westlaw.|
|Advanced assistance connecting to the wireless network, shared printers, or remote document storage from a Windows laptop. Also for assistance with any matter on Mac OS or ExamSoft testing solutions.|
Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology
|For overall Information Technology policies and issues; questions on Legal Research tools and resources.|
|Campus IT Support Center
|For hardware issues, anti-virus protection, and other matters not covered above.|
Connecting to the Wireless Network
Students with their own laptops are able to connect to the Law School's wireless network.
Once connected to the wireless network, students are able to access personal and shared files on the Law School's student file server, and can print to any of our shared printers. Having a connection to the wireless network is also a requisite for taking final exams on computer.
Instructions for configuring laptops for use on the wireless network can be found at the following web pages:Connect to wireless network using Windows Vista or 7Connect to wireless network using Windows XPConnect to wireless network using Mac OS X
blueView / E-mailblueView
is the Drake University portal to student services. Students may use blueView to find account information, get e-mail access, use calendars, register for classes, view your class schedule, and other student resources. You will be provided with login information during Orientation.
Change Your Password
Go to the Drake University password gateway
to change your password.
Connecting to Printers
Students may connect to any of the shared printers in the law school from their own laptop computer. Printers are available in the Lexis Lab, Library Lobby, Perkins Computer Classroom, Selvy Computer Lab, Westlaw Lab, and Cartwright Hall Quiet Lounge. Pcounter will charge you 15 cents per duplexed (double-sided) page or 10 cents per single-sided page. Please note that print-outs from the color laser printer at the Library Information Desk cost $1 per side of each page.
Adding money to your printer account (Pcounter) is done at the Law Library Information Desk when a full-time staff member is available. Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No money to your Pcounter account can be added on the weekend.
Instructions for configuring laptops to the law school printers can be found on the following web pages:Connect to printers from Windows Vista or 7Connect to printers from Windows XPConnect to printers from Mac OS X 10.6Connect to printers from Mac OS X 10.5Connect to printers from Mac OS X 10.4
Connecting to the Law School Document Storage Server
Students that store their documents on the Law School's student file server may access their material from personal computers. Instructions for access to the law school document storage server can be found on the following web pages:Access from Windows Vista or Windows 7Access from Windows XPAccess from Mac OS X
Click on the above link to register the Westlaw password you received at Orientation. Follow the instructions on the Westlaw handout you received to complete the registration process.
Click on the above link to register the LexisNexis password you received at Orientation. Follow the instructions on the LexisNexis handout you received to complete the registration process.
CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) is a collection of over 800 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 33 legal education subject areas. Directions on how to register for CALI will be provided during orientation.
Free copy of Microsoft Office
A free copy of Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows or Office 2011 for Mac is available from the Drake Support Center located in Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall is located directly across the street from the main law school entrance. The Support Center is located on the lower level. Bring your Drake University student identification card.
Computer recommendations can be found here
Law School Technology Information
Please review the law school technology information web page for further information.