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Student Technology Resources

NOVA consistently ranks among the top colleges nationally for using technology to provide exceptional services to students and increase educator effectiveness. NOVA ranked first in the 2014-2015 Digital Community Colleges Survey.

As a NOVA student, you have access to cutting edge technology, communities of expert scholars, and unlimited access to your learning environments. Browse through the reources on the TechPlus website to learn more about the world of technology here to help you meet your academic goals.

Visit the TechPlus Website

You can get started by using the handy Quick Guide to Getting Started With Student Technology handout for links to many useful online resources.

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Access NOVA Resources:

Google Apps for Education

  • Access various Google Apps such as Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites along with various free services.

IT Help Desk

Get first-level support for:

  • Computer
  • Email
  • LAN
  • Web
  • Telecommunications
  • Campus wireless connection


  • Apply for admission and financial aid
  • Enroll, drop and add classes
  • Pay your tuition
  • Access your student records

Click HERE for NOVAConnect support

Jobs and Careers

NOVA on iTunes U

  • NOVA on iTunes University website houses a collection of podcasts and vodcasts on topics of interest to students. iTunes University, commonly referred to as iTunes U, is a Web-based service that delivers instructional content via the iTunes program.

NOVA Network Account

  • Access campus computers

Online Courses

  • Find online courses available at NOVA
  • Learn more about the Extended Learning Institute

Remote Library

  • Search for books, articles and websites
  • Contact a librarian
  • Find research tools

Student Email 

  • Access your free email account

Student Blackboard Help Desk | Blackboard

  • Access course announcements and assignments
  • Use the course discussion board
  • Download tests and quizzes

Television Center

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

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.

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, HousingMaps, BlogWorth.

Open Computer Labs are available on each campus for your use.