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Faculty & Staff Technology Resources

NOVA has a variety of tools and technology resources available to help you with class rosters, grades, email, Blackboard, eNOVA/eMeeting, the NOVA library system and the Administrative Information System. Check out the technology resources offered at NOVA to help make you more efficient and stay current.

A great reference is the Quick Guide to Getting Started Using Technology Tools for Faculty and Staff.

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As a NOVA faculty or staff member, you have unlimited access to innovative tools and communities of scholars to support teaching and learning. Browse the awesome TechPlus website to learn more.

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Administrative Information System (AIS)

Use the Administration Information System to reconcile your PCard, review your budget, and monitor the business processes at the College. Training materials and training schedules are located on the AIS website.

Blackboard Support

Use the tutorials to learn the Blackboard course management system, maintained by the Virginia Community College System. Click on myNOVA to access Blackboard.

Blackboard Collaborate Support

Use the information about using Blackboard Collaborate for online meetings, holding office hours, discussing assignments and more.

Distance Learning: Extended Learning Institute

Check out the faculty services to assist you with Distance Learning.

ELI Faculty Services

Links to a variety of tools and technology resources available to you to help you do everything from check class rosters, enter grades, check email from anywhere anytime, use Blackboard and eNOVA/eMeeting (Collaborate), access the NOVA library system remotely to complete processes in the Administrative Information System, plus lots more.

Faculty/Staff Webmail

Log in to your official NOVA email on or off campus.

Faculty/Staff NOVA Email

Locate information about your official NOVA office email.

Go! Kit

Are you ready to move your course online in an emergency? The Go! Kit can help you do just that. This kit provides tips and resources for teaching online in a emergency. You might find it useful to print a copy of the kit ahead of time. Most importantly, please be sure your students understand your plan for continuing instruction in the event of an emergency.

Guides: Technology Quick Starts

More help for going online in a hurry, creating supplemental instruction for students, or reminding you about key things from technology training sessions on tools like Blackboard, Collaborate, Panopto, and WebEx.

Hybrid Class Resource

Hybrid courses are courses that meet less often than standard classes, substituting with online resources and online instruction in place of some face-to-face class meetings. You can only offer Hybrid classes with permission from your Dean, you must follow the specific college format for listing them in the Schedule of Classes, and all Hybrid instructors must be Certified for Hybrid instruction by NOVA before teaching their first Hybrid class. Certification classes are scheduled regularly and announced through email to all faculty.

iPad Project Blog

Information, tips and experiences of faculty and staff participating in NOVA’s iPad Project are featured on this blog.

IT Help Desk

Contact technical support for all your computer, email, LAN, Web, telecommunications, campus wireless connection needs and more.

Open Computer Labs are available for you to use on each campus.

NOVA on iTunes U

NOVA has a collection of podcasts on iTunesU available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player or viewing on your computer.

NOTE: You need to download iTunes to view the podcasts on NOVA's iTunes U.

NOVAaccess

Check out NOVA's own video streaming channel on YouTube.

NOVA Blogs

WordPress allows you to easily create and maintain a NOVA blog for yourself or your office. A NOVA blog is a great way to communicate with your students, colleagues and the general public.

NOVAConnect (SIS) for Faculty and Staff

Use the Student Information System to locate your class rosters, enter your grades, view degree progress reports and more.

Get NOVAConnect support from the Office of College Information Systems.

Panopto Lecture Capture

Panopto is a flexible and easy-to-use lecture capture platform that lets you capture, edit, share and archive recordings of classroom presentations that preserve critical knowledge. It is a useful tool for recording live classroom presentations, including projected materials for later review by students. You can also use it to record and post supplemental instruction outside of the classroom to provide additional help with difficult content. Panopto is not a substitute for attending class and is not approved for live streaming distance learning courses.

Remote Library

Use these online educational resources to search for books, articles and websites; contact a librarian and/or find research tools.

Technology Policies & Procedures

View NOVA's guidelines and regulations.

Technology Training

Technology training resources at NOVA cover a wide variety of current instructional and enterprise technologies, with tutorials and workshops available in face-to-face, webinar, and online formats.

Television Center

The Television Center provides video production and delivery support services to the college community.

VCCS Email

Learn about Google Apps for education.

Virtual Professional Development Center

This entirely online professional development space allows you to access training videos and written materials on demand, chat with colleagues, track your learning over time, and more, in an easy-to-navigate, visually engaging environment.

Virtual Technology Training Powered by Atomic Learning

This free online software training and support provides short, easy-to-view tutorials that gives you just-in-time answers to your "how do I do that?" software questions. Here you can access more than 35,000 online tutorials for 100 software applications.

WebEx

WebEx is NOVA’s eMeeting Tool. It allows participants to connect to an eMeeting from their desktop, mobile device or phone. Only the meeting leader needs a WebEx account. Most committee chairs and administrators automatically get accounts tied to their NOVA login. Click on the link above for the NOVA WebEx Quick Start Guide. Click here for a more detailed User Guide.

Web Mashups for Students

Check out the Web applications that combine data and/or functionality from more than one source, including Flickr Wrappr, Twitter Answers, Quick.as, Webmunisum, HousingMaps, BlogWorth.

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