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This week at ELI

Summer Tuition Payment: If you registered for summer 2017 courses and haven’t submitted your tuition payment or have financial aid in place, you must do so to avoid being dropped from your courses! Check out this blog post for more details about summer tuition payment.

Proctored Exams: All ELI courses require proctored exams! Plan ahead so you are prepared as your exams quickly approach. Review the testing information website to make arrangements. This previous blog post will also help as you prepare whether you are taking exams at NOVA, through ProctorU, or with a testing location in your area. Questions? Reach out to ELICourseSpecialists@nvcc.edu or 703.323.3347. Join our Virtual Student Union: ELI’s VSU has a new look! Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union or VSU. This is an engagement hub where ELI students have access to create a profile, join discussion forums and connect with other students. In celebration of our new site launch, students will be eligible for raffle prizes once they create an account and interact on the site. Drawings will be done weekly and monthly through the fall semester. Join now!

Engage in your Community! Did you miss our Community Involvement Fair? Check out our community volunteer booklet to learn more about the variety of non-profits participating and volunteer opportunities available: Community Volunteer Booklet. Email us at elistulife@nvcc.edu and tell us where and when you are volunteering and we will send you a FREE NOVA Student Life T-shirt to wear!

Want to write for the ELI Student Blog? Share your story? Connect with your peers? Send us a writing sample to get started. Email ELIStuLife@nvcc.edu for more information.

Join our Virtual Student Union

onlinecommunity1-1Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union or VSU. This is an engagement hub where ELI students have access to create a profile, join discussion forums and connect with other students. Here are some ways you can explore the site:

  • Create an Account- Once you visit the site, start by creating a user account using the Register/Login Make sure you are using your student email (@email.vccs.edu) and we ask that your username be listed as your first name and last initial. Once your account is created, feel free to edit/update your profile with some personal information such as hobbies/interests as well as what you are studying at NOVA. You can also use the Find Student search to find other students who might have similar interests to you.
  • Connect- With the Connect tab, you will find a variety of forums available for you to follow and engage with other students. Some of these include the Program of Study forum where you can reach out to other online students who are in your same major/minor and our New to Online Learning forum to ask questions and share experiences with others who are taking online classes for the first time. Is there a forum you would like to see that we don’t have?  Click the Request a new Group button at the bottom of the page and you can share with us your ideas! Starting a forum can be a great way to initiate the beginning stages of creating a student club or interest group.
  • Engage- Visit our Engage tab to keep up to date with any student engagement events that are happening both virtual and in-person. This calendar also provides important dates and deadlines for ELI courses and registration.
  • Resource Library- Visit our Resource Library page to find links to a variety of virtual tools that can help you succeed while taking an online class.

In celebration of our new site launch, students will be eligible for raffle prizes once they create an account and interact on the site. Drawings will be done weekly and monthly. Please reach out to ELI Student Life  at elistulife@nvcc.edu with any questions.

 

Join our Virtual Student Union!

lowAre you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union. This is an engagement hub where ELI students have access to create a profile, join discussion forums and connect with other students. Here are some ways you can explore the site:

  • Create an Account- Once you visit the site, start by creating a user account. Make sure you are using your student email (@email.vccs.edu) and we ask that your username be listed as your first name and last initial. Once your account is created, visit the Connect tab and feel free to edit/update your profile with some personal information such as hobbies/interests as well as what you are studying at NOVA. You can also use the Find Student search to find other students who might have similar interests to you.
  • Discussion Forum- With the Discussion Den tab, you will find a variety of forums available for you to follow and engage with other students. Some of these include the Program of Study forum where you can reach out to other online students who are in your same major/minor and our New to Online Learning forum to ask questions and share experiences with others who are taking online classes for the first time. Is there a forum you would like to see that we don’t have?  Email us at elistulife@nvcc.edu and we can add it for you! Starting a forum can be a great way to initiate the beginning stages of creating a student club or interest group.
  • Events- Visit our Events tab to keep up to date with any student engagement events that are happening both virtual and in-person. This calendar also provides important dates and deadlines for ELI courses and registration.
  • Resource Library- Visit our Resource Library page to find links to a variety of virtual tools that can help you succeed while taking an online class. Be sure to check out our Career Center page to learn more about the career exploration process, free college resources as well as a job posting board.

In celebration of National Distance Leaning Week, create an account by Friday November 13th By 5pm and be entered to win an ELI prize pack! Please reach out to ELI Student Life  at elistulife@nvcc.edu with any questions.