Programs & Services


Note: The Sandbox will be closed July 20 to August 7, 2018, please contact START, or our online self-help resource here.

The Sandbox is a small, drop-in computer lab where faculty can access one-on-one support in the use of Blackboard and other educational or administrative technologies they use in the course of their work. Each year, the Sandbox provides 4000+ instances of support to the MRU community.

The Sandbox is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Summer hours (July 1 to August 15) Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

If you require assistance on a Friday during the summer, please contact START at 403.440.8775,

You can access support in three convenient ways:

  • Stop by the drop-in computer lab, located in room EL2274
  • Call us at 403.440.7002
  • Send an email to