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Help Desk- Student Email Information

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All new students will get an account within 15 minutes of completing their application. Students who already have an application on file with the VCCS will be granted an account within 24 hours of enrollment or 15 minutes of any update to their My VCCS account (e.g. password change).

Here are some of the features in your new email account:

  • Over 6 GB of storage.
  • Built-in chat to talk with friends, classmates, or family all from within your inbox.
  • Import contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, Hotmail and others.
  • Incoming messages are automatically grouped to clean up your inbox.
  • Quick links allow you to get to your calendar or documents quickly without logging in a second time.

With your account you get a number of other tools.

With Google Calendar you can schedule your social and academic life, create personal calendars, invite friends to events, and set up meeting times with your classmates.

Google Docs is great for working on group projects. You can create a document or spreadsheet, share it with your classmates, and collaborate in real-time.

Google Sites is a way for you to easily and quickly create web sites for projects and class assignments by yourself and collaborating with others.

Google Talk: keep in mind that you can chat inside your email account.

All Blackboard (Bb) students are required to use the VCCS address as their official email address in Blackboard. Students may elect to forward mail (at their own risk) from their official VCCS e-mail account to another (student-selected) e-mail system.

Students who use the electronic mail services are subject to the Information Technology Student/Patron Ethics Agreement of the Virginia Community College System. User accounts will become inactive after two semesters of nonenrollment with the college.

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