Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Student Handbook Format

The Student Handbook is online and in a new user-friendly zMag format. Note: To open file it requires Flash.

Check out the cool zMag features:

  • Table of Contents - leads you directly to the first page of each section in the handbook
  • Binoculars - allow you search the handbook by key word(s)
  • Envelope - use to share content by email
  • Arrows - allow you to navigate through the pages quickly
  • Printer - use to print the document
  • PDF - convert the file so you can view it in .pdf format
  • Crop Box - allows you to crop a section of a page then save it as a file or email it

When you’re on a page your cursor turns into a little magnifier icon that you can use to make the text appear larger or smaller and then scroll the page. You can now breeze through the Student Handbook pages with ease and find the information you're seeking.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2010-2011 College Catalog

The new online 2010-2011 College Catalog is now available. The Catalog is a great centralized resource for campus specific information, general NOVA details, instructional programs, programs of study, course descriptions, faculty and staff listings, curriculum codes and much more.

Here is a small sampling of what you'll find:
You can conveniently view the online version of the comprehensive 2010-2011 College Catalog at home, work, school -- anywhere you have computer access.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Attention First Year Students

The new First Year Experience (FYE) website is a must-read for all first year students at NOVA. If provides a wealth of information on:
There are three user-friendly buttons on the FYE home page. One button will lead you to a welcome letter from the deans, another will take you to our new convenient online sign up for FYE form and the third will lead you to an activities page that covers convocation, peer mentoring and more.

On the Get Started page you'll find a handy student checklist that you can print out and take with you on the go. The list contains links to key college offices like financial aid, parking services and NOVAConnect. The Discover Resources page is divided into three sections: advising, transfer and explore career services. Each section contains extensive details organized in an easy to read format with buttons to other relevant Web pages.

If you are a new student at NOVA you will not want to miss clicking through and reading the FYE website!