Technology Information


Metro provides All in One (AIO) desktop computers, Surface 3 tablets, and laptops for on campus student and staff use. The AIOs, tablets and laptops are all touch screen. The tablets and laptops are kept in 6 tech carts strategically placed throughout Metro.

Mo, in the Library, and Kirstin, by the gym, can change passwords and supply usernames.

Student usernames:

Students in the Cedar Rapids School District have a computer profile with a username and password for logging on to a district computer and the guest network. Students have a username that begins with 2 random numbers. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year a student keeps the same username as long as they are a student in the Cedar Rapids Schools. 

Student emails:

Each student in the district has a school email account. Your school email is your username followed by An example- Jane Smith's username is 17smith, her email is More info.

Student passwords:

Passwords have to be 8 digits and use 3 of these four things: a lowercase letter, a capital letter, a number, a symbol such as %&^*. Passwords have to be changed occasionally to keep profiles secure. Examples of passwords: Sh123456, CARs2324, !Octobe7.

New in 2017, the district added a self serve password option for staff, middle and high school students. This self -serve option was introduced to Metro students in the January 27th Advisor group Power Point. Users are required to register for the self-serve password option. Directions. Link to register. See Kirstin, by the gym, for help with this.


Connecting to the Network:

Students can access the district GUEST network on their phones, devices or laptops. Choose the CRCSD Guest Wi-Fi network. Log in just as you log in to a district machine with your district username and current password. 


No Log on server errors:

  1. Click on the wifi bars wifibars . 
  2. Click on the network CRCSD District, click Disconnect.
  3. Click on the network CRCSD District, click Connect.

‚ÄčThis is just like forgetting the network then finding the network on your phone.


Canvas from Home

Open Canvas from the Metro or district website. Log in using your email -that's your username with added- and your current password. If you have issues logging in you may need to update your password.

Microsoft Office and 365 FREE for everyone

Every student can download free Microsoft Office for their home computers. You can download Microsoft Office on 5 PCs or Macs, devices or phones. More info.