NOVA 2008-2009 College Catalog
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES -- Computer Information Services
As a student at Northern Virginia Community College, you may have access to and use of information technology applications, services, and resources as part of your enrollment. As an enrolled student, you are provided with a LAN (Local Area Network) account to access campus computer workstations and your web folder, and an official VCCS account (NOVA Student ID) to access your student e-mail account, the Student Information System (NOVAConnect), and Blackboard courses. NOVAConnect allows you to enroll and pay for courses using the Web or telephone. You are responsible for checking your e-mail regularly for College announcements on student services or messages from instructors and classmates. In order to insure your privacy, the College will use your official College e-mail address. You can forward messages to another e-mail address if you choose.
The Virginia Community College System has established a student ethics agreement for the use of college computer information technology. Your use of this technology is limited to your role as a student at the College, and there are certain security procedures that you are expected to observe. The “Information Technology Student/Patron Ethics Agreement” is printed in the Student Handbook and posted in computer laboratories, libraries, and other areas where access to college computer services is available. You may obtain a copy the Computer Ethics Guideline at http://es.vccs.edu/pdf/VccsComputerEthicsGuidelines.pdf.