Learn 24/7

NOVA sets the stage for academic success with resources available to you around the clock. Cutting-edge technology and support services allow students to collaborate and learn at the times that work best for them. Enjoy 24/7 access to the following tools:

  • Online Classes
    Over 500 online classes through the NOVA Online
  • Blackboard
    Finish your classwork anytime with Blackboard Learn.
  • Open Educational Resources
    Free online access to cutting-edge learning materials with OERs
  • Online Lectures
    Attend class lectures online in real-time with Blackboard Collaborate. Review archived lectures when you need them on iTunesU.
  • Academic Support
    Plan your course schedule or your entire academic career with online advising. For help with course material, communicate with teachers in virtual office hours over eMeetings, conference calls, chat, emails and texts.
  • Collaborate
    Interact with your colleagues in discussions both in and out of your online classroom using social media, emeetings, and blogs and wikis.
  • Online Testing Center
    Take many of your exams around the clock using the online testing service, Proctor U.
  • Virtual Student Union
    Connect with peers outside of the classroom with the NOVA Virtual Student Union


Connect with Blackboard

NOVA sees Blackboard as more than just a classroom supplement - our faculty take the helm in using this system to create engaging and immersive learning environments.  You’ll benefit from lessons tailored to support the ways that you best learn, digital content embedded in the interface, and endless opportunities to collaborate and share new ideas with your peers. Learn more about the following Blackboard products that NOVA has licensed to help you meet your academic goals:


Collaborate with Online Meetings

What if you could plan your collaborative work around the times that were most convenient to you and your group? Take advantage of ideas as they spark with the many emeeting tools available to NOVA teachers and students. From produced interactive sessions in Blackboard Collaborate, to informal video chats using Google Hangout, you'll be able to attend meetings whenever and wherever, maximizing on creativity and efficiency.

Brand new to emeetings? Not sure which tool to use? Visit the site below for an overview of the applications available to you at NOVA and for recommendations on which of the offerings is best suited to your meeting. From enterprise level solutions to casual tools for on-the-fly chats, we break down the perks of each and get you started with your online session.

Choosing an Online Meeting Tool

Did You Know?

Studying online can help save the planet. You'll save gas by reducing your commute to a brick and mortar campus, and leverage ebooks and open educational resources to lessen the proliferation of printed pages.

Online Learning at NOVA

Get Help

Hit a roadblock? From technical support to expert advice from resource mavens, get the answers you need to work smarter and stay on task.

Discount Programs

NOVA helps to offset the steep cost of emerging technology with discount programs for the purchase of new computers and related products.  You can also take advantage of cutting-edge resources for free in our open computer labs, smart classroom setups and collections of open-source alternatives to pricey software.

  • Computer Purchase Program
    Receive discounts on new technology Apple, HP and Dell.
  • Free/Discounted Software
    Outfit your computer with free programs for productivity such as Microsoft Office and Symantec Antivirus Software.
  • Open Source Tools
    Find free alternatives to high-priced software with OSALT.com (Open Source as Alternative).