Getting Started on NVCC Annandale Computers

Signon in Computer Classrooms and Open lab

Students must logon using their LANID. The attendance sheet I will use will show your LANID. I got this information by going to and entering your EPLIID. . If you don't know your empliid, I can provide that to you. As noted below, the LANID is also used in web addresses for the student's web space. The password is the two-digit birth month, followed by the two-digit birth day of month, followed by 4idigit year of birth. The domain should be nvstu

There is an alternative login of Directory/MyNOVA user id and the appropriate password. However, this will not work for uploading to your student web space; for this, you must use your LANID


NovaConnect provides to an instructor the EMPLIID and email address for those students registered for each class taught by the instructor. This email will be the VCCS email address assigned for the student. The problem is that many students do not check this email address regularly, and so they miss emails from their instructors and others at NVCC. There are several ways to address this problem. First, VCCS email can now be accessed through POP3 client access with email clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora. Second, VCCS email can be set up for automatic forwarding to an account you check more regularly.

To set up automatic forwarding, log on at, then select Gmail, then click on Settings at the top, and then Options at the left, and then Forwarding and POP/IMAP just below that. You then can enter an email address so that all future email sent to your VCCS email address will be forwarded to another address. Given that you now have over 7GB for mail, you will probably want to select the option to keep a copy of the email on the VCCS server. This screen is also where you enable POP3 access for an email client program..

Student Web Space

Your student web space is located at where yourLANID is replaced by the student's LANID. The FTP settings are as follows:

UserID: nvstu/yourLANID
Password: month of birth + date of birth + 4 digit birth year

Revised August 21, 2013. Comments to William Pegram,