Updated May 29, 2015
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the 22 other community colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) provide web courses through a common set of software systems. This page will help you get started with them.
Note: You must use a recent standard browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari). You must enable your browser (and firewall software, if you use it) to accept cookies and use Java.
Your Email and Blackboard Accounts
When you register and pay, two accounts will be created for your use in the course.

Both of these accounts are accessed through the NOVA portal My NOVA located at https://nvcc.my.vccs.edu/. You will use the same accounts for any future VCCS courses you take.

Note: Account generation takes one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, please contact the IT Help Desk. If you can log on to Blackboard, but your course isn't listed, please contact your instructor.
Your User Names and Passwords

  1. Click here to search for your email address, Blackboard user name, and Empl ID. To assist in the search process, you will be asked to enter your last and first names, your six-digit birth date (two digits for month, two for day, and two for year), social security number or your Empl ID. When you click search, you will see your user name, Empl ID, and email address. Print the page and save it for your records.
  2. To access Blackboard and Email, log in at https://nvcc.my.vccs.edu. You will be asked to answer a security question and then create your password.
What's Next?

Additional Help
If you need additional help using

1. Email

2. Blackboard

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