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NOVA has 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, access the NOVA library system remotely to complete processes in the Administrative Information System.

Check out the technology resources offered at NOVA to help make your job more efficient and your knowledge current:

You can get started by using the handy Guide to Getting Started Using Technology Tools for Faculty and Staff handout.

Faculty Guide to Tech Tools Quick Guide to Student Technology

Access NOVA Resources:

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

Information about using Blackboard Collaborate for online meetings, holding office hours, discussing assignments and much more.

Desktop Video Conferencing

Online meeting service that provides on-demand Web, voice over IP (VoIP) and multiparty video conferencing services.

Distance Learning: Extended Learning Institute 

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

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.

Hybrid Class Resources

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. Faculty can only offer Hybrid classes with permission from their Dean, 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.

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 on each campus for your use.

NOVA on iTunes U

NOVA has a collection of podcasts on iTunesU made 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.


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.

NOVA iPad Blog

Information, tips and experiences of faculty and staff participating in NOVA’s iPad Project.

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 faculty 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. Faculty 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 Applications Center (TAC)

Offers technology training, produces college-wide CDs/DVDs, designs and maintains the NOVA website and develops online business applications. For links to many useful online Resources, click here.

Technology Policies & Procedures

View NOVA's guidelines and regulations.

Television Center

The Television Center at Northern Virginia Community College provides video production and delivery support services to the college community.

VCCS Email

Learn about Google Apps for education.

Virtual Technology Training Powered by Atomic Learning

This free online software training and support provides short, easy-to-view tutorials that give 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 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,, Webmunisum, HousingMaps, BlogWorth.