Finding Course Details

The Winter 2021 Semester will primarily be delivered using alternative delivery methods with limited exceptions as outlined by the Winter 2021 in-person courses list (link updated as soon as the list is available). Please review the list for courses which have components that will require in-person attendance, and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for in-person classes if it applies to you.

After determining if any in-person classes apply to you, follow the steps below to identify how each of your online courses will be delivered.

Review course details in MyMRU

  1. Login to MyMRU
  2. Click the “My Program” tab at the top of the screen
  3. Under “My Courses” click “My Course Schedule”
  4. Use the “Next Week” link to click through to January
  5. Review your course schedule (see below for example) and keep the following in mind:

  • Courses that list ONLINE will be delivered virtually. Your instructor will provide specific details about the platform they will use. This information will be shared either via Blackboard or email close to the first day of class.
  • Courses with scheduled times in your weekly schedule are synchronous. Synchronous means happening at the same time. These courses will meet virtually in real-time as a group throughout the semester at the time listed in your schedule. The number of real-time virtual meetings will vary depending on the course and instructor, but you will need to be available at the time noted in your schedule at some point during the semester.
  • Courses listed as TBA under the “Courses without assigned meeting times” are asynchronous. Asynchronous means not happening at the same time. These courses will not meet virtually as a group throughout the semester. You will access asynchronous course material such as digital course notes, discussion boards, collaborative documents, or pre-recorded lectures. This allows you to work through the course at your own pace, however please ensure you pay close attention to your course syllabus so you are aware of important dates and deadlines.
  • Some courses may be offered as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. You will see a notation indicating this with some real-time (synchronous) virtual sessions, and other aspects that you will work through at your own pace (asynchronous).
  • Pay close attention to your in-person courses as they may be listed as hybrid which includes some online components and may not require you to meet in-person every week.

Checking the Notes section for more information

You can find additional details about your course in the “Notes” section of each of your courses:

  • Login to MyMRU
  • Click the “Register and Pay” tab at the top of the screen 
  • Click “Look Up Course(s)” under the Register section
  • Select “Winter 2021 CREDIT” from the drop-down menu
  • Look up each of your courses and review the “notes” section. Some courses will have additional information posted, while others will not.

NOTE: It is important to check Blackboard and your mtroyal email regularly. This is where you will find additional relevant course details from your professors. You can access Blackboard and your mtroyal email by logging into your MyMRU account and using the email and Bb icons in the top right corner.

A sample schedule

Weekly schedule sample

Using the schedule above as an example, the student can expect the following:

  • PUBR 4841, FNCE 4407, COMM 4501 and PUBR 4860 will all involve synchronous learning or real-time virtual meetings at some point in the semester. These meetings may run weekly, or just a few times over the semester, but the student will need to ensure they are available at the times noted in the schedule when they occur.

  • HPED 2507 will be asynchronous learning and will not include real-time virtual meetings. The student will be responsible for working through online materials for the course at their own convenience. 

  • By checking Blackboard and their mtroyal email, the student will learn more about the details of each course. This includes the number of real-time (synchronous) virtual sessions for each course in their weekly schedule, details of asynchronous learning components, and much more.