Michigan Virtual University’s brand gets a refresh

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Michigan Virtual University®, a nonprofit organization that supports the growth and development of digital learning in Michigan’s K-12 schools, has recently undergone a rebrand. Michigan Virtual University, along with the Michigan Virtual School®, will now be known as Michigan Virtual™. The modern, clean design of the new brand elements reflect the company’s continued commitment to improving education and improving lives.

Michigan Virtual has nearly 20 years of experience working with schools in Michigan to provide quality online courses for students, unique educational research services for national, state and local policy leaders and online training support for school personnel,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual. “During that time, we have developed different programs and services with associated sub-brands. We listened to our stakeholders as part of our recent strategic planning efforts and have decided to consolidate and refresh our overall brand and discontinue a reference to university and school. This new approach not only simplifies and streamlines our communication with students, parents and school personnel, but is also reflective of the transformational changes taking place within the organization.”

In addition to refreshed logos, Michigan Virtual and its research institute, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®, have new websites that utilize modern, clean design, and are ADA compliant, ensuring that all users find helpful information and resources quickly and easily. They can be found at michiganvirtual.org and mvlri.org, respectively.

Michigan Virtual’s new brand will maintain the company’s 19-year history while carrying the organization on into the future, positioning the nonprofit for further success and development in the areas of online and blended learning for students and educators, and best-in-class research in these areas.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.