Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NOVA Web Updates Blog: New Location

Please note, this blog for NOVA Web Updates has moved to I hope you will bookmark this new URL and continue to follow this blog.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NOVA App Now Available

NOVA now has a FREE application available for iPhone, iTouch and iPad users!

To add the new NOVA App to your MAC product:
1. go to iTunes
2. select Apps as the media type
3. enter Northern Virginia Community College in the search box
4. and click on Free App under the NOVA icon to download it

By adding the NOVA App to your device you will have direct access to NOVA's mobile website where you can conduct a Class Search; look up events, activities and holidays on the Calendar; register online through My NOVA; use Maps & Directions to find your way to and around any of the NOVA Campuses and Centers and more.

Keep an eye out for news on the soon to come NOVA App for Droids.

As always, we want to hear from you! Send us your feedback and suggestions through the comments link below. We will personally reply to all entries submitted.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Job Aids

A new Web page has been added to the Human Resource section of the website for all NOVA employees that gives you easy access to an organized list of Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Job Aids. The HRMS is not live yet, but we encourage you to read through all the job aid documents and familiarize yourself with the new system. Also, if you have not done so already, you should complete the self-service training by clicking on the Access the Professional Development Center (PDC) link.

NOTE: All employees should continue to report time and leave in Denosys at this time until further notice.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Campuses & Centers Page Enhanced

Check out our new Campuses & Centers section! The old page layout contained basic text, a bunch of links and no images. The new and improved layout includes cool features like rotating pages, graphics, buttons, links and informative descriptions. Simply click on the yellow arrows at the top of the page on the left or right and you can easily maneuver between the NOVA Campuses & Centers pages. The embedded framed photo on the right shows you an aerial view of each campus and center. Click on the View Map Online link under the photo and you'll be taken to the Virtual Tour website for the location you selected.

The main content on the pages reveals the resources and programs specific to each NOVA campus and center. In the box on the right are thumbnail images of each campus and center and Go Now buttons. The thumbnail images work the same as the left and right arrows at the top of the page. The Go Now buttons are different from the thumbnails. When you click on a Go Now button for a campus or center you'll be taken to the home page for that campus or center's Website.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Innovation Park Website

Visit the new website created for NOVA’s latest center called Innovation Park. Innovation Park is located in Manassas and is associated with the Manassas Campus of NOVA. You can find Innovation Park and its sublinks listed under Campuses & Centers.

Similar to our other NOVA Campuses & Centers Web pages,
you'll find upcoming event information specific to MIP, contact information, buttons leading you to Academic Divisions, Center Resources, Contacts & Hours and Maps & Directions. Listed under Innovation Park in the gold navigation bar on the left you'll also see details about Distinctive Offerings and Facilities. MIP is used to accommodate overflow classes from Manassas Campus. In addition, a variety of educational programs, continuing education classes, workforce development, personal interest courses, and student events are held at MIP.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mobile Site Enhancements

We replaced the basic text and plain look of the NOVAMobile Site with new enhanced graphic elements including 10 icons on the home page that allow you to access key Web pages easier and faster. We hope you will find these new features appealing and beneficial.

The 10 icons lead to key sections of the NOVA website and contain important information organized in defined areas in bold, easy to read text. Conduct a Class Search; look up events, activities and holidays on the Calendar; register online through My NOVA; use Maps & Directions to find your way to and around any of the NOVA Campuses and Centers and more.

On the NOVA home page under Connect With NOVA, click on the word Mobile at the bottom to learn about all the great NOVAMobile site features. To access the NOVAMobile site using the browser on your phone enter At the bottom you will see an option to click on and view the Full Website. Don’t forget to bookmark our site!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Campuses & Centers Layout Tweaks

Each of the NOVA Campus and Center home pages received a layout makeover.

AL Campus /
AN Campus / LO Campus /MA Campus /MEC Campus /WO Campus

The home pages used to be divided into three sections with an intro, On Campus links and Learn More links. Now on each welcome section you'll find four buttons taking you to key information like Academic Divisions, Campus Resources, Contacts & Hours and Maps & Directions. The campus-specific boxed areas below include an Important Information section with links to essential information; an Upcoming Events section with dates and details for what’s happening at that campus; a Contact Us box with the campus street address and phone number and an Inside (campus name) featuring mini photos, blurbs and links to the Provost’s Welcome, Emergency Preparedness and more!