College Catalog 2014-2015

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Technology Support and Guidelines

NOVA students will have access to and use of information technology applications, services, and resources as part of their enrollment. Enrolled students are provided with a LAN (Local Area Network) account to access campus computer workstations, and an official VCCS account (NOVA Student ID) to access their student e-mail account, the Student Information System (NOVAConnect), and Blackboard courses. NOVAConnect allows students to enroll and pay for courses online.

Students are responsible for checking their e-mail often for College announcements on student services or messages from instructors and classmates. In order to insure student privacy, the College will use a student’s official College e-mail address.

The Virginia Community College System has established a student ethics agreement for the use of College computer information technology. Student use of this technology is limited to his or her role as a student at the College, and there are certain security procedures that all students 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. Students may view this agreement online.