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The state of Virginia requires that all employees participate in IT security awareness training every year.

MOAT Training

To meet this mandate, NOVA is using the VCCS recommended MOAT (Managed Ongoing Awareness Tools) application by Awareity for all full time and adjunct credit faculty, full time staff, administrators, P14s and contractors. The training is completed online and a certificate of completion is awarded when all four modules have been successfully completed and the documents in the Northern Virginia Vault have been read. The online database keeps a record of all of those who complete the training and provides the certificate for the employees to keep for their own records.

The MOAT training is required annually and provides faculty, staff, and administrators with valuable information about best practices, policies, and procedures for ensuring secure information systems at NOVA. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy a safe computing environment.

Here is the information you need to get started:

View the attached MOAT User Guide for answers to your questions about everything from logging in and changing passwords to printing your completion certificate. For support questions, please contact ithelpdesk@nvcc.edu.

eNOVA Tutorial

eNOVA is an online environment where participants can interact with each other and the course organization includes real-time two-way audio, application sharing, web browsing, whiteboarding, and text chatting. Once you are familiar with eNOVA, you will be able to design and deliver materials for synchronous student learning and lead interactive Internet sessions at a distance.

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Blackboard Training

The Blackboard Training site provides basic Blackboard information needed to create an account and enroll students, provide easy access to instructor manuals and workshop handouts, identify the NVCC Blackboard support system, locate other Blackboard online resources, and provide new/updated FAQ's for Blackboard use. Use the information found on this site as a resource to help you to develop web sites for online teaching and learning at NVCC.

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Virtual Technology Training Powered by Hoonuit (formerly 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. The online tutorials are powered by Hoonuit. The tutorials help you do more with the software you use every day.

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Google Apps For Education at NOVA

Every Faculty member and staff has a Google account provided by the VCCS through Google Apps for Education. You can access it by clicking on the MyNOVA tab on the top of the NOVA homepage, entering your username and password, and clicking Gmail.

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