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DrexelOne Mobile

DrexelOne Mobile is a free app that lets to users access personal, academic, financial, and career information from phones running Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. It's already been downloaded over 50,000 times!

While the focus of the app is on providing quick information to the students, faculty, and professional staff at Drexel, it's usable by everyone interested in Drexel campus maps, a directory, local merchants and menus, shuttle bus information, Dragon athletics, and general campus news and events. 


 

How do I get DrexelOne Mobile?

Use the links to get the right app for your type of phone and scroll down to see which features are supported on your platform. Our goals are a native look and feel with broad feature parity while exploiting platform-specific features where useful.


Does DrexelOne Mobile do email?

Of course not—every phone that runs DrexelOne Mobile has a really good built-in email app that works with Drexel's servers. See the mobile email instructions on AskDrexel for setup instructions.

 

Does DrexelOne Mobile work with Blackboard?

Consistent with the idea of DrexelOne Mobile as a dashboard of important information, the app shows course announcements, events, and gradebook entries (all are holdovers from Drexel's previous system); faculty also can see some student activity tracking data from the Photo Class List area. To get the most from Learn 9 while on the go you should install the Blackboard Learn Mobile app, for which Drexel has purchased an "Institutional License" so that the app is free to you. You can learn more about the app and find appstore links (for Android and iOS) at the Blackboard Learn Mobile web page.

 

What features does DrexelOne Mobile have?

A lot! The focus has been on creating a dashboard for time-critical information and a tool to find more information both from your own records and from public information sources at Drexel. The sections below shows the major functions; the tables dive into the nitty-gritty of features on each platform.

 

  • Academics

    Shows students their courses, advisors, instructor contact information, schedules, and reported grades. Shows faculty teaching load and photo class lists.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Courses I'm teaching Yes Yes Yes
    Academic Advisors Yes Yes Yes
    Courses I'm taking Yes Yes Yes
    Agenda view schedule Yes Yes Yes
    Grid view schedule Yes Mar '13 Yes
    Finals grid schedule No No Yes
    GPA and grades Yes Yes Yes
  • Photo Class Lists

    Shows students currently registered in a class and ways to contact those students. Selecting a student provides student and advisor contact info, and the Blackboard Learn gradebook for the student in this class.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Basic student list Yes Yes Yes
    Email students Yes Yes Yes
  • Course Details

    Course meeting information (when and where), instructors with contact information, and Blackboard Learn announcements, events, and gradebook for each course that you're taking.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Meeting times and places Yes Yes +Map
    Link courses to phone's calendar Yes Yes Reminders
    Blackboard Announcements Yes Yes Yes
    Blackboard Calendar/Events Yes Yes Yes
    Blackboard Gradebook Yes Yes Yes
  • Instructors and Advisors

    Contact information and your course instructors and academic advisors. (Phone numbers are not shown for teaching assistants. Not all addresses can be mapped.)

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Show title and department Yes Yes Yes
    Phone person Yes Yes Yes
    Email person Yes Yes Yes
    Show on map Yes Yes Yes
    Add to contacts Yes Yes Yes
  • Notices

    Shows key university announcements about your academic progress and status at the university. Student may choose to have notices "pushed" to their phone as the notices are posted.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Grade postings/changes Yes Yes Yes
    Holds placed on your records Yes Yes Yes
    Push notification Yes Yes Yes
  • Coop

    Shows the schedule of upcoming on-campus coop job interviews. Tapping an interview shows details of it including the job number, employer, title, and description.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Agenda view of interviews Yes Yes Yes
    Details of job Yes Yes Yes
  • Balances

    Shows dollars, meals, and guest passes remaining on DragonCards. For medical faculty and all professional staff, shows accrued leave time.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Funds available Yes Yes Yes
    List recent transactions Yes Yes Yes
    Meals/guest passes available Yes Yes Yes
    Accrued leave time Yes Yes Yes
    Adjustable leave day estimates Yes Yes Yes
  • Campus Maps

    Campus maps for University City, Center City, Queen Lane, and Sacramento.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Select campus Yes Yes Yes
    Markers for each building Yes Yes Yes
    Markers for other places Yes May '14 Yes
    Search by name Yes No Yes
  • Directory

    Find students, faculty, or professional staff at Drexel, the College of Medicine, or the Academy of Natural Sciences.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Select type of person Yes Yes Yes
    Phone person Yes Yes Yes
    Email person Yes Yes Yes
    Show on map Yes Yes Yes
    Add to contacts Yes Yes Yes
  • Food and Shopping

    List merchants who accept the DragonCard, provide contact and hours information, display menus where available.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Food and shopping categories Yes Yes Yes
    Merchant subcategories No No Yes
    Open/closed indicator on list Yes Yes +Time bar
    Hans & Club menus Yes Yes Yes
    Full/Vegetarian/Vegan menus Yes Yes Yes
    Full nutritional information Yes Yes Yes
    Menus for additional restaurants Some Some Some
    Show on map Yes Yes Yes
    Add to contacts Yes Yes Yes
  • Transportation

    Shuttle bus schedules with GPS-enhanced walking time+distance estimates.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Quick view of upcoming buses Yes Yes Yes
    GPS walking time estimate Yes Yes Yes
    Full schedule of each route Yes Yes Yes
  • News and Events

    Campus events calendar selectable by event category and sub-category. Feature stories from Drexel Now and news from The Triangle.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Two-week view of events Yes Yes +Filtering
    Selectable by event categories Yes Yes Yes
    Drexel Now feature stories Yes Yes Yes
    News from The Triangle Yes Yes Yes
  • Athletics

    News about the Drexel Dragons, scores from recent Dragons games, and upcoming events with home games highlighted.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    News by sport/topic Yes Yes Yes
    Recent scores Yes Yes +Date range
    Upcoming games Yes Yes +Date range
  • Candid Campus

    DrexelOne's photo-of-the-day and alternate caption diversion.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Recent photos archive Yes Yes Yes
    Submit photo and caption No No Yes
    Write alternate captions No No Yes
    Vote on alternate captions No No Yes
  • Candid Question

    DrexelOne's poll-of-the-day and commenting diversion.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Recent polls archive Yes Yes Yes
    Answer the poll No No Yes
    Write comments Yes No Yes
    Rate others' comments Yes No Yes
  • Miscellaneous

    Additional functions pertaining to app settings or the app itself rather than the services that it accesses.

    Function Android iPhone/iPad WinPhone
    Privacy PIN for personal data No No Yes
    Feature request/bug report Yes Yes Yes
    Report unexpected quits Yes Yes Yes
    Release notes/update notices Yes No Yes
    Remember settings on logout No No Yes
    Live Tile/Widget No N/A Yes
    Enhanced offline use No No Yes

What if I have ideas for new functions?

Then you shouldn't keep them to yourself! Visit our suggestions website to let us know what you're thinking. Be sure to look to see if someone else already had a similar idea; if so, throw some of your votes behind that idea to help it achieve critical mass and add a comment to explain your unique twist on it.

The suggestions website is the chief way that IRT prioritized user suggestions for new functions. You can expect that we'll typically respond within a day of your suggestions, that we'll ask follow-up questions to get a better understanding of what you seek, and that we may engage you in a "great debate" about why your idea would have benefit to many people and why a mobile phone is the right place for such a feature. Together, we can vet the idea and decide how to handle it.