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FAQ - Student Email

  1. What is Google Apps at NOVA?
  2. Can I sign up if I already have Gmail?
  3. How do I find my username and password to log in to my Google Apps email?
  4. How does it work?
  5. What is the same?
  6. What is different?
  7. What are the student email guidelines?

What is Google Apps at NOVA?

Google Apps at NOVA provides a NOVA gateway to Google’s online services, allowing you to take advantage of Google’s email, productivity and collaboration tools while maintaining your @email.vccs.edu address.

Can I sign up if I already have Gmail?

Yes, your email account through Google Apps at NOVA will have its own address. This will not affect your personal Gmail account.

How do I find my username and password to log into my Google Apps email?

You should use the same username and password you have been using through myNOVA on the NOVA home page to access your new email system, Blackboard and the Student Information System.

If you do not remember your username or password, click on myNOVA on the NOVA home page and then click on Look up your username and set your password.

How does it work?

You will use your myNOVA username and password to log in to Google’s Web-based applications through myNOVA on NOVA’s home page. Once you have activated your Google Apps at NOVA account, you will be able to use any of Google’s services you wish to use.

What is the same?

Emails will continue to be delivered and addresses will not change. username@email.vccs.edu will continue to be the email address format and the URL through myNOVA for the email website will remain the same.

What is different?

What will change are the interface and options available to students and faculty (all faculty have student email accounts). Email storage is increased to 25GB. You will have access to Google Docs, Calendar, Talk, Sites and a Start Page.

What are the student email guidelines?

Electronic mail or "email" is an official method for communication at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) because it delivers information in a convenient, timely, cost effective and environmentally aware manner. Click here to read use guidelines.

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