Virtual Community Center


User Access


WELCOME

The Hampton Roads Virtual Community Center is a pilot project that explores new ways for the public to improve literacy and to learn about activities of governmental and non-governmental organizations and to interact with these organizations.

Navigating in the VCC

The VCC has three main menus:

  • The Header Menu: This menu is available in all spaces of the VCC. It includes a home button that brincks you back to the VCC Entry Page and links to general information about the VCC. It als includes links for contacting the VCC.
  • The menu bar below the header: This menu bar gives access to the different parts of the VCC. See below for details on these parts. The menu bar is the same on spaces of VCC.
  • Left Side Menu: This menu provides links to page/space specific links. It can vary a lot from VCC part ot VCC part.
The Logo in the header also is clickable and brings yu back to the VCC Entry Page.

The VCC Parts in the Menu Bar

The part you can access through the menu bar below the header are:

  • Exhibition: Take a walk through the exhibition with information on the participating organizations and their activities. You may also take virtual tours organized by them.
  • Classroom: participate in courses that give you detailed knowledge and skills related to the activities of the participating organizations or your community.
  • Meet the Experts: participate in scheduled virtual meetings with experts in different areas and get to communicate with these experts.
  • Environmental Gym: exercise your knowlegde about your environment and the environmental science background and acquire new knowledge and skill in individual exercises.
  • Citizen Science: become a citizen scientists and participate in citizen science projects.
  • Chat Rooms: join chat rooms to talk about relevant issues.
  • Town Hall: participate in Town Hall meetings.
  • Newsroom: get local news and post news.
  • Events: hear about local events and annouce such events.

If you are representing a partner organization, you can get the privileges to set up a booth for your organization in the Exhibition. You may apply to be an editor who can initiate and moderate chats, run blogs and newspapers, and contribute exercises for the EnviGym. As a registered expert, you can make yourself available for meetings and consultations. As instructor, you can add courses to the class room and organize life lectures. As a researcher or certified citizen scientist, you are able to initiate and participate in citizen science projects. On request, you may receive privileges to organize town hall meetings or contribute other events.

The Function in the Header Menu

The header menu includes:

  • Home: The home link brings you back to the Home page of the VCC.
  • About: This link brings you to a number of pages with information about the VCC, its mission, governance, membership, and activities.
  • Contac Us: With this link, you can send a message with comments and/or questions to the VCC.
  • News: This link brings you to the Newsroom and the page there with the most recent news.
  • Library: Here you can jump to the door of the library in the VCC.
  • Disclaimers: This page explains a number of properties and responsibilities of the VCC.
  • Collaborate: If you are registered in the VCC, you can sign in here to get access to several collaborative workspaces in different parts of the VCC. If you are not yet registered, you can sign up here.
  • Email us: If you want to send an email to the VCC management, you can do this here.