Share your Insight on Virtual Orientation

We need your feedback! To better understand how Dornsife can support students as they transition into Drexel University, we are reviewing Virtual Orientation programming that was offered from Monday, August 3 to Friday, September 18.

Please complete this brief 10 minute survey to help us make improvements to the Virtual Orientation experience for new students. Please note that this survey is anonymous and you may skip questions that you are not inclined to answer (but we hope that you will do your best to answer all the questions that are relevant to you). Your participation is gratefully appreciated.

Did you miss a session during Virtual Orientation? Check out the Blackboard Orientation course to review the recording.

If you have any questions about this survey please contact Michelle Quigley.

Coffee & Convos w/ Dr. Tierra Pritchett

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Dr. Tierra M. Pritchett is the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at Health Partners Plans (HPP). She manages projects and initiatives that affect health care delivery for members receiving Medicaid, Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  In addition, Dr. Pritchett is a registered lobbyist for the organization advocating and influencing decisions that impact the organization while building positive relationships with legislators.

Previously, Tierra was the Special Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services (DBHIDS) working directly with many Philadelphia community agencies. She oversaw the development of policy positions, taking on the impact of trends and initiatives in Immigrant Affairs, Community Based Services, Training, Trauma Transformation, Peer Culture and Inclusion. 

Dr. Pritchett is a trusted advisor, committed health care advocate and dedicated action minded leader. She applies herself both internationally and locally. Tierra is the founding Chairwoman of Hand to Hand International ensuring progressive impact of preventative health education in Haiti and serves on the Board of Providence House, in Chester Pennsylvania, which provides psychiatric rehabilitation services. She also coordinated participation in hosting Fellows from President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Mandela Washington Fellowship. In addition is the recipient of the 2019 Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange grant through the U.S. Department of State. 

Dr. Pritchett has a Doctorate of Education in Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University, and gained a Master of Science in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Widener University.

Navigating Zoom and Blackboard Learn

As the fall quarter begins, you may find yourself adjusting to unfamiliar systems required for coursework, such as Blackboard Learn or Zoom. Drexel IT is available to assist new and returning students as they begin remote learning. See below for more information on resources to getting started with and assistance using some of Drexel’s essential systems:

Blackboard Learn (BBL)

Blackboard Learn (BBL) is the University’s learning management system. Faculty use BBL to deliver course material, assignments, and readings.

Need further assistance navigating BBL?


Drexel provides a University-wide license for Zoom, the online meeting and video-conferencing service with built-in collaboration tools and team chat. In addition to HD video, Zoom offers telephone-only and reservations-less conferencing. The Zoom meeting service is available to students, faculty, and professional staff.

Need further assistance navigating Zoom?

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the latest computer, mobile, and Web-enabled suite of Office apps, like Teams and Microsoft Word, email, OneDrive, and related services. Office 365 apps are also integrated with other Microsoft cloud services (e.g. SharePoint and OneDrive). Office 365 email and apps are available to all Drexel matriculated students.

Need further assistance navigating Microsoft Office 365?