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Faculty and researchers

Faculty and researchers



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 contact for more information.



G Suite G Suite is a collection of cloud-based communication, storage, productivity and collaboration tools. Visit the G Suite Learning Centre to learn more.
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. No need to carry around external hard drives or USB sticks.
Docs Create and edit text documents in your web browser — no special software needed. Collaborate with others in the same document at the same time, track changes as they're made and be confident in the automatic save feature.
Sheets Handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more in this spreadsheet program.
Slides Create pitch decks, project presentations, training modules and more in Slides.
myMRU Assign grades, access IT support, learn more about the tenure and promotion process, find supports for your students, and more on myMRU, the hub of your MRU account. This is also where you'll find workplace information such as timesheets, leave balances and benefits.
Global Connect VPN With this program, you can access MRU's network and your work desktop computer.
Blackboard Blackboard is Mount Royal's online learning management system. Connect with students, post course content, share announcements and more. Visit the Academic Development Centre's Blackboard page for quick help or self-paced workshops.
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 group work and much more.
Cisco WebEx This video conferencing platform offers web conferencing, including breakout rooms, Q&A and polling. Request a license from



Dragon Naturally Speaking Create and edit documents, send email, or search the web with this speech recognition software that you can use to operate your computer by voice. 403.440.6868 or
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
Kurzweil Kurzweil provides literacy solutions, tools and training for those with learning differences and challenges, as well as those with blindness or partial sight. Contact 403.440.6868 or
Read & Write Gold This literacy support software has tools for reading, writing, study and research, including reading web pages and documents out loud, help understanding unfamiliar words and proofing written work. Contact 403.440.6868 or
ZoomText ZoomText provides an integrated magnification and screen-reading program for low-vision users. Contact 403.440.6868 or



Avid Media Composer Avid Media Composer is a non-linear film and video editing software application.
Buril This suite of computer newsroom tools supports the gathering, creation, editing and sharing of content on multiple platforms.
Sound Ideas From thunderstorms to the roar of the crowd, this sound effects library boasts one the largest commercially available collections in the world.


   Data analysis

ChemDraw Use this software to draw chemistry molecules.
Matlab Access this multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language through the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
Mestrelab Access this multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language through the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
Minitab Find this leading software used for statistics education in the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
Mobius Assessment This web-based system is used for creating tests and assignments, and automatically assessing student responses and performance.
NVivo Analyze unstructured or qualitative data such as interviews, open-ended survey responses, journal articles, social media and web content with NVivo.
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.
Quickbooks This accounting software is widely used by small- and medium-sized businesses.
R/R Studio Integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics, can be accessed through the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
Rhino This is a modeling tool for NURBS curves.
Sage 50 Sage 50 is a small-business desktop accounting solution.
Sona Systems This cloud-based software supports research participant management.
SPSS Access this statistical software for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis in the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
Stata IC Stata IC is a general-purpose statistical software.
Tableau (Reader) Tableau Reader allows users to open and interact with data visualizations built in Tableau Desktop.



Adobe Acrobat Pro Adobe Acrobat Pro allows users to manipulate PDFs, sign digital documents and more. Complete this request form and submit to
Adobe Creative 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 submit it to
AutoCAD/AutoDesk This computer-aided design (CAD) software is used in design and drafting. With eligibility confirmation, faculty can receive one year of educational access.
SketchUp Pro SketchUp Pro is used for 3D modelling.
SnagIt This screenshot program captures video display and audio output.


   Earth Sciences

AccuMap Mapping, data management and analysis software for companies operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Aquifer Test Pro This software package analyzes, interprets and visualizes pumping and slug test data.
ArcGIS This geographic information system is used for working with maps and geography. Find it in the Virtual Computer Lab (vLab). The vLab site also has how-to guides, best practices and more.
CS Land This land management software is used in the Canadian oil and gas industry.
ENVI This imagery extraction software is used by GIS professionals, remote sensing scientists and image analysts.
geoScout GeoScout is a powerful visualization, analysis and forecasting suite.
Lasergene Lasergene is a suite of bioinformatics software.
MediaLab This software provides a quality management platform for health care.
SimaPro A life cycle assessment (LCA) software, SimaPro contains science-based methods and databases.



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.



Faculty180 Faculty 180 provides a user-friendly interface for faculty reporting and meets MRU’s reporting requirements, including accreditation and program reviews.
Romeo Use Romeo to submit research and scholarship projects for institutional review and approval. It also helps maintain compliance obligations for ethics approvals and research awards with enhanced project management capabilities.