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The number of available apps is enormous and growing every day! Here are some noteworthy products (many of which have been used in NOVA classes) recommended by faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as students.
Get more from Online Learning at Northern Virginia Community College with NOVA’s official Extended Learning Institute (ELI) mobile app. With ELI Mobile you can easily connect to a suite of free online learning tools and resources anytime, anywhere. Enhance your mobile ELI learning experience with a simple, convenient and useful ELI mobile app right in the palm of your hand.
Available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Here are just some of the features available:
We want to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com and tell us what features you would like to see included on a mobile app designed specifically for online students.
If you have a smart phone, Android phone, iPhone or iPad, you should have created a Passcode that acts as a password to allow access to your phone (and is required if you link to college email). On a iPhone or iPad, it is just a four digit number. You set it up under the Settings icon. You can even set up how quickly it comes on to protect your phone when the phone is inactive. You would be amazed at how much personal information is on your phone that would put you at risk if the phone is lost or stolen. A Passcode helps protect you.
For iPhone and iPad users, you should also set up the Find my iPhone/iPad feature. It is a free app and would help you find your phone if it gets lost/stolen or wipe all the data if necessary. You can go to any computer and find out where the device is located. If you have not done this, I strongly recommend it! Here is a link to more information (you will also have to set up a free iCloud App) http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/find-my.html and http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2697 . You can always use google to find more help in setting it up if you need more.
Also, if you use DropBox, iCloud or other similar general storage that lets you easily move things between devices, be careful about storing sensitive or private information. You may use to move things around, but be sure to delete anything sensitive and not use them as a permanent secure storage site (like student grades or tax returns).
Finally, please please remember that you never ever send your login and password to anyone. No legitimate source will ever ask for them—no matter how official or how scary an email might look. Even if you get an email from what looks like our Help Desk telling you your email will be cut off, or from the FBI, or from your Bank—if they ask for you to send a login and password it is ALWAYS a FRAUD!!
Want to recommend an app? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org