Beginning Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM through Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM, VCCS engineers will be upgrading Blackboard to Service Pack 13. Although it is possible for the upgrade to be completed in less time than indicated, VCCS is reserving the full amount of time to resolve any issues that may arise. As a result, Blackboard, and, its direct link learn.vccs.edu may not be available during all or part of this 20-hour outage window.
Please plan ahead and make any necessary adjustments to your weekend study schedule to ensure that the outage will not impact your assignment completion:
IMPORTANT COURSE DATES
Ø November 7 – ELI 3rd 12 week session, last day to withdraw with grade of ‘W’.
Ø Don’t put off studying for finals, be prepared---1st 12 week classes will be ending on November 12, 2013.
v Nov. 4-8 Advising Week – held on all NOVA Campuses
v For a listing of ELI events, please click here.
v For a listing of NOVA events, please click here.
v Don’t forget, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 is Election Day.
UPCOMING ELI WEBNIARS
Attending an ELI webinar is a valuable way to invest your time to develop your academic/career skills and promote your success.
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00-7:45pm and Thursday, November 7 12:15-1:00pm: Getting Ready for Your Next Semester - This 45 minute webinar for NOVA students will focus on answering key questions students have about preparing for their next semester. Topics covered will include program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, and registration/payment tips. To register, please click on the date: Tuesday, November 5 7:00 – 7:45 pm OR Thursday, November 7 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30-7:00pm: Citation Basics MLA Style - Make sure you’re citing your work correctly! This 30 minute webinar will go through the basics of the MLA citation style. We will cover general formatting, in-text citations, and the reference list. To register, please click on the date: Tuesday, November 5, 6:30-7:00pm OR Thursday, November 7, Noon - 12:30pm.
Tuesday, November 5, 12noon-12:30pm: Citation Basics APA Style - Make sure you’re citing your work correctly! This 30 minute webinar will go through the basics of the APA citation style. We will cover general formatting, in-text citations, and the reference list. To register, please click on the link: Tuesday, November 5, Noon - 12:30pm OR Thursday, November 7, 6:30 - 7:00pm.
The Webinars referenced below will not be streamed live; however, please feel free to request a recording:
Tackling Math Anxiety: Click here to view the webinar recording: Math can be a difficult subject no matter how smart you are. Many students view math as overwhelming and scary—but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to study more efficiently for mathematics and apply relaxing techniques to reduce your anxieties.
Beyond Google – Basic Library Skills for Online Learners- Have you ever been assigned a paper or project and don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you need extra practice for your assignments? Are you curious what library resources are available to you without going to a campus library? This 5 minute video will give you a brief introduction to what library resources are available to you as an online learner. There might be more than you expect! Watch the video!
Creating a Personal Mission Statement: Click here to view the webinar recording: Learn how to channel your goals into actions! From visualization to motivation, this pre-recorded webinar will help you to create and fine-tune your personal mission statement.
Creating Win-Win Relationships: Click here to view the webinar recording: Win-Win will teach you how to cooperate in relationships rather than compete. This webinar will teach you how to share success with others by being respectful and assertive without being manipulated.
Synergy: Click here to view the webinar recording: Learn how to integrate your knowledge, skills, and expertise with others to collaborate effectively. This webinar is excellent for working in small groups and communicating with your instructor or teammates.
ELI Orientation: Click here to request a recording of an earlier session. This one hour webinar for students enrolled in courses offered through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating in your Blackboard course site, identifying tips for success, and student support services.
· Proctor Requests: If you are out of the area, be sure to submit your Proctor Request. Proctor Requests are processed in the order they are received. It takes 3-5 business days for the form to be processed so please do not wait until the day before your test!