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Faculty & Staff Technology Resources

NOVA has a variety of tools and technology resources available to help you with class rosters, grades, email, Blackboard, eNOVA/eMeeting, the NOVA library system and the Administrative Information System. Check out the technology resources offered at NOVA to help make you more efficient and stay current.

Academic Continuity

Academic continuity refers to the college and faculty efforts of continuing course work despite disruptions due to an extended closure or emergency situation. 

Work From Home

Quick Guide

A great reference is the Quick Guide to Getting Started Using Technology Tools for Faculty and Staff.

Download the Quick Guide

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Canvas & Educational Technology Support Services

Canvas & Educational Technology Support Services implements and manages college-wide instructional technology projects, and helps faculty and staff choose and effectively use technology solutions that improve student outcomes. 

Canvas Support

Use the tutorials to learn the Canvas learning management system, maintained by the Virginia Community College System. Click on myNOVA to access Canvas.

Distance Learning: NOVA Online

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

Faculty/Staff Email

Log in to your official NOVA email on or off-campus.


Go! Kit

Are you ready to move your course online in an emergency? The Go! Kit can help you do just that. This kit provides tips and resources for teaching online in an emergency. You might find it useful to print a copy of the kit ahead of time. Most importantly, please be sure your students understand your plan for continuing instruction in the event of an emergency.

Hybrid Class Resource

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. You can only offer Hybrid classes with permission from your Dean, you 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 for you to use on each campus.


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.

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. Click myNOVA to access NOVAConnect. 

Get NOVAConnect support from the Office of College Information Systems.

Remote Library

Use these online educational resources to search for books, articles and websites; contact a librarian and/or find research tools.

Technology Policies & Procedures

View NOVA's guidelines and regulations.

Technology Training

Technology training resources at NOVA cover a wide variety of current instructional and enterprise technologies, with tutorials and workshops available in face-to-face, webinar, and online formats.

Video Services

Video Services provides video production and delivery support services to the college community.

VCCS Email

Learn about Google Apps for education.

Online Training Tutorials

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


Zoom is NOVA's Web Conferencing Tool. Zoom allows participants to connect to virtual meetings and instructions from their computer, mobile device or phone. Zoom is easily accessed through myNOVA or Canvas.