Get Tech Help

Get Technology Help

You can grow your technology skills with START in a number of ways, depending on your preference.


Just-in-Time Help

Whether you need help with your MyMRU accounts, Blackboard, or formatting an assignment you can drop-in, email or call and one of our techs will be happy to give you a hand! Click here to return to the START home page for our drop-in hours, locations and contact information.

Applications we support:

  • MRU applications
    MyMRU, Blackboard, Gmail, Wi-Fi
  • Microsoft Office
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Google applications
    Drive, Docs, Slides, Calendar, etc.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.


One-on-One Session

Not everything has a simple solution. For moments when a little more time is needed START offers one-one-one support and training.

If you’re interested in booking time with one of our START Trainers click here to check their availability and pick a time that works best for you.


Tips and Tricks

The following tips and tricks will help you be successful with technology at Mount Royal.

Use the following links to download the most compatible browsers for MRU technology.

Sometimes it is necessary to change your password in order to login for the first time. To change your MyMRU password, please use the following tutorial: Changing your MyMRU password


In order to change your password you will need both your username and current password.

  • If you’ve forgotten your username:
    1. Go to the MyMRU login page (
    2. Under Account Resources, click on Username Lookup
  • If you’ve forgotten your current password:
    1. Go to the MyMRU login page (
    2. Under Account Resources, click on Forgot Password
  • If you’ve forgotten both your username and current password, you will need to contact the Information Technology (IT) Service Desk

MRsecure is the preferred connection for high-speed wireless connections on the MRU campus. To access setup guides for a variety of operating systems, please visit the MRU (MRsecure) setup guides page.

To access your official school email, try one of the following methods:
  1. Login to MyMRU ( and click on the email icon located in the top-right corner of the page
  2. Go to the Google log in page ( and enter your MRU email address ( and your MRU password

For more information about your MRU Gmail account and other Google Apps available to you, please visit the online MRU Google Learning Centre.

Blackboard is the MRU learning management system where you can find posted course information, participate in discussions, post blogs, view course grades, and communicate with your instructor and classmates.

Login to Blackboard, using your username and password, in three different ways:

  1. Go to the Blackboard login page (
  2. Go to the MyMRU login page ( and, under Useful Links, click on Blackboard
  3. Login to ( and click on the Blackboard icon located in the top-right corner of the page

As with most MRU technology, Blackboard works best in Chrome and Firefox browsers.

And remember, NEVER use a wireless connection when completing online quizzes and exams or you could experience a wireless connection drop!

Final grades are normally posted three business days after writing the final exam, or within three business days of the last day of classes for courses with no final exam.

You can view your grades in MyMRU:
  1. Login to MyMRU (
  2. Click the My Program tab
  3. Look for the Student Grades box
If it is part way through the semester, you can find your interim grade within your Blackboard course:
  1. Login to Blackboard (
  2. In My Courses, click on the course name
  3. In the left-hand menu, click on Tools
  4. Click on My Grades

Please note, not every instructor enters grades in Blackboard. If you can't access your interim grades through Blackboard, you will need to contact your instructor.

As a current Mount Royal student, you may be eligible for a free version of MS Office 365 through the Home Use Program (HUP) for students. To find out more information, click here.

If you receive a message saying that you are not eligible, or you are not able to successfully download the software, contact the Information Technology (IT) Service Desk for assistance.

  1. Login to MyMRU (
  2. On the Home page scroll down to the Former Students & Employees box and click on Online services for former students & employees
  3. On the Student Online Services page, click on Tax Forms
  4. Click on T2202A Tax Credit Form
  5. Select the Tax Year and select the option Printable T2202A Form (PDF)
  6. Click Submit

Cyber crime has progressed beyond a socially awkward 20 something pounding away on a keyboard in his parents basement and breaking through a bank's firewall. It has become a multi-million dollar business with the main target being unaware users. Check out the IT Security page on MRU website to learn how to stay secure and protect yourself from cyber attacks.

Think your password is strong and secure? Check out the Creating Passwords page created by MRU ITS and see if your passwords follow the guidelines. If they don't, follow the easy step by step instructions on how to create a password that keeps the hackers guessing.