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

GLS Security Awareness Training

To meet this mandate, NOVA is using the VCCS recommended Global Learning System Security Awareness Training application for all full time and adjunct credit faculty, full time staff, administrators, P-14s and contractors. The training is completed online and a certificate of completion is awarded when all three videos/courses have been successfully completed. 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 Security Awareness 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.

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GLS Security Awareness Training

  • Your Login ID is your NOVA email account.
  • GLS sends a onetime access link but you can create a new password whenever you want to do so by clicking the Reset Password link on the GLS login page.
  • GLS Training Frequently Asked Questions 

For support questions, please contact ithelpdesk@nvcc.edu.


All NOVA technology trainings and faculty professional development courses are located on the GoSignMeUp website. Faculty can register for courses provided on this site. Please access this Quick Guide for assistance. For additional assistance, email edtechhelp@nvcc.edu.



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 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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