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Online learning technical support

Educational Technology

Need flexibility in your learning schedule? 

An Online class may be for you.

Distance Learning may be the answer. Whether you are looking for courses toward your college degree, skill building certificates or special-interest courses, the freedom and flexibility of Distance Learning will help you to meet your educational goals wherever you happen to be.

Naugatuck Valley Community College complies with Federal policies and requirements regarding Distance Education, including those related to student verification/authentication. Each student enrolled in an NVCC distance learning course is provided with, and must use, a secure login and password to access and participate in the online course. This method of student verification and authentication complies with section 495 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Carrie Horvath

Director of Education Technology

203-575-8182 (p)
Room: L307


The Office of Distance Learning at Naugatuck Valley Community College strives to inspire and motivate the infusion of technological innovation into the curriculum to build the richest and most accessible learning environments for faculty and students.

Online Distance Learning

Courses are designed for motivated individuals who are looking to add flexibility to their already busy schedules. Online courses do not meet on specific days or times; they generally operate on weekly assignments and due dates.

**It's important to note that NVCC online math courses require campus meetings for exams. For more information please contact the Department of Mathematics at 203-575-8063.

Computer literacy and high-speed access to the internet are necessary, as well as specific computer equipment requirements. A list of technical requirements needed for your computer is available on the Browser and Operating System Requirements website. 

Perform a system check and make appropriate adjustments as indicated by any red X.


Textbooks are available online through the NVCC Bookstore: 203-575-8075.  You will be able to identify the text materials needed for your course on this site. 

Contact information

  • For course specific questions, please contact the course instructor. Contact information for instructors can be obtained by calling General Information at 203-575-8040.
  • For log in problems please refer to the Logging In and Passwords website.
  • For assistance with technical problems (i.e. browser freezing or crashing, error messages, trouble accessing Blackboard from myCommNet, etc.) please refer to the Technical Support website or by calling 860-723-0221.
  • For questions about registration or course offerings students must contact the Registrar at 203-596-2177.
  • For all other questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) & Student Complaints

Naugatuck Valley Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts. The Connecticut Office of Higher Education became a member of SARA in 2017, which allows Naugatuck Valley Community College to apply to be a member of SARA.