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Staff apps

Staff apps



Mount Royal provides a selection of approved software and online tools to support our faculty, students and staff. If the software below doesn't have a link or contact information, please email for more information.


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Access to the applications below (ie. gmail, Banner, FAST, VPN) will be facilitated through a new account access process. View the process information page for details.


G Suite G Suite is a collection of cloud-based communication, storage, productivity and collaboration tools. Visit the G Suite Learning Centre for more information.
Gmail Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient and useful.
Calendar Schedule meetings, events and reminders in this calendar program designed for teams. Share your schedule with others and create multiple calendars for groups.
Drive Google Drive provides unlimited file storage in the cloud. This allows you to easily access your files from any computer and share your work with others.
Docs Create and edit text documents right in your web browser — no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work at the same time, you can see people’s changes as they make them and every change is saved automatically.
Sheets Sheets lets you handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more.
Slides Create pitch decks, project presentations, training modules and more with Slides.
Global Connect VPN Use Global Connect VPN to access MRU's network and your work desktop computer.
D2L D2L is Mount Royal's online learning management system. Visit the Academic Development Centre for more information.
Banner Banner is a suite of products that contains human resource, student, finance and alumni/development information systems for MRU.
FAST Use this software to track internal- and external-funded research projects.
myMRU Access work tools, as well as timesheets, leave balances, benefits information and more on Mount Royal's online registration system and one-stop information site.
Microsoft Office 365 Suite Your free access to Microsoft Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.
Project This project management software included in Microsoft Office 365 supports scheduling, progress tracking, resource allocation and more.
Visio Visio is also included in your Microsoft Office 365 plan. Use this diagramming and vector graphics program to draw flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans and more.
SMART Notebook Use this program with SMART Boards to create interactive presentations and lessons.


   Video conferencing

Meet Use Google Meet to video conference, share your screen, deliver a presentation, facilitate work with colleagues and much more.
Cisco WebEx This video conferencing platform offers web conferencing, including breakout rooms, Q&A and polling. Contact



JAWS This screen reader assists users who are blind or low-vision to use a computer using features like Braille support, multi-lingual speech synthesis and multi-screen support. Contact 403.440.6868 or
ZoomText ZoomText provides an integrated magnification and screen-reading program for low-vision users. Contact 403.440.6868 or



Adobe Acrobat Cloud This collection of software — including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Lightroom — is used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography and more. Complete this request form and attach it to a ServiceNow ticket.
Adobe Acrobat Pro Adobe Acrobat Pro allows users to manipulate PDFs, sign digital documents and more. Complete this request form and attach it to a ServiceNow ticket.
SnagIt This screenshot program captures video display and audio output.


   Data Analysis

SPSS Access this statistical software for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis in the Virtual Computer Lab. For additional access options, please contact
Qualtrics Use Qualtrics to deliver an unlimited number of surveys to an unlimited number of respondents with collaborators both inside and outside of the MRU community.
NVivo Analyze unstructured or qualitative data such as interviews, open-ended survey responses, journal articles, social media and web content with NVivo.
Tableau (Reader) Tableau Reader allows users to open and interact with data visualizations built in Tableau Desktop. Request a free one-year academic teaching license.
ArcGIS Pro Build interactive web maps with ArcGIS Pro Online, Esri's web-based mapping software. Gain new perspectives and enhanced details as you interact with data, zoom in, and search on the map. Use smart, data-driven mapping styles and intuitive analysis tools to gain location intelligence. Share your insights with specific groups or the entire world.



EndNote EndNote is the industry-standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.
Mendeley Access this reference manager and academic social network through the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
Zotero Use this reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.