Required Textbooks

This course uses an online resource called MindTap which you will use to access the following pieces of this course:

Gaining Access to MindTap

You can get started with MindTap by visiting the Welcome/Start Here module in your Canvas course site. The first time that you click on the ECO 201 MindTap Course Site link, it will prompt you to either create a Cengage account or sign in using a previously created account. There are how-to videos in the module to walk you through this process. All you do is to create your Cengage account, enter your access code, and sign in into MindTap. You will only have to sign in once to MindTap.

Required Application Software

Office 365: NOVA students have access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free. It is available for both PC users and Mac users. Remember, Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based cloud service and is only free while a student. You can find more information about Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on its website.

You can access Office 365 by going to: Use your full VCCS student email address as your username ( , and your VCCS student password to log into the site. This is the password you use to login at My NOVA for access to student email, Blackboard, and NovaConnect. Then follow Microsoft’s directions to set up the software.

If you need assistance with the access to Microsoft Office 365, please check the Microsoft Website above and contact Microsoft.