Getting Started on NVCC Computers

Signon in Computer Classrooms and Open lab

Students should logon using the directory domain and the MyNOVA user id and the appropriate password.

Student Email

NovaConnect provides to an instructor the EMPLIID and email address for those students registered for each class taught by the instructor. This email will be the VCCS email address assigned for the student. The problem is that many students do not check this email address regularly, and so they miss emails from their instructors and others at NVCC. There are several ways to address this problem. First, VCCS email can now be accessed through POP3 client access with email clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora. Second, VCCS email can be set up for automatic forwarding to an account you check more regularly.

To set up automatic forwarding, log on at, then select Gmail, then click on Settings at the top, and then Options at the left, and then Forwarding and POP/IMAP just below that. You then can enter an email address so that all future email sent to your VCCS email address will be forwarded to another address. Given that you now have over 7GB for mail, you will probably want to select the option to keep a copy of the email on the VCCS server. This screen is also where you enable POP3 access for an email client program.

Revised August 19, 2018. Comments to William Pegram,