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Technology Applications Center

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) is your central spot for technology information at NOVA.

TAC offers a wide variety of tutorials and resources to integrate technology
in the classroom, online and for work processes.

The buttons below will help you get started:

Tech Training Tech Tools TAC Blog

Blackboard Learn 9.1 provides instructors with new features focused on fostering student engagement, supporting teaching efficacy, and delivering open and extensible learning.
TAC is your source to connect you to Blackboard. Check out the tutorials on the Blackboard site. Be on the lookout for training opportunities.


We are excited to announce Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing software, for faculty and staff use. Blackboard Collaborate is a combination of Wimba Classroom and Elluminate! Live that enhances the real-time collaboration between faculty and students. Check out the tutorials on the Blackboard Collaborate site.


Are you new to NOVA and teaching hybrids? Have your formerly taught hybrids? Would you like to learn more about best practices for hybrid instruction? If so, take advantage of TAC's hybrid training program. In addition, available to faculty are hybrid resources that can assist in the development or teaching of a hybrid course. Visit the TAC hybrid site to learn more.


NOVAConnect is the name of NOVA’s Student Information System. NOVAConnect is your central source for accessing all your essential student information at your convenience.

NOVAConnect gives you the ability to handle an array of tasks from searching for classes, registration, online applications and dropping/swapping courses; to making payments and managing your personal information through the Student Center. This site has all of the tutorials you need to use NOVAConnect, our Student Information System. Check out the tutorials on the NOVAConnect site.


WordPress is a powerful browser-based personal publishing platform designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as possible. A popular content management system (CMS), it is commonly used in blog creation, but can also be used to create static pages.


Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 as "a loosely defined intersection of Web application features that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web." All the Web 2.0 tools listed do not require you to download anything to your computer to make them work and, if not free, offer free versions as of the last update to this page. Be sure to read the terms of services carefully before registering with any site.

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