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Michigan Virtual to release new Student Learning Portal on Tuesday, April 24

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LANSING, MI  On Tuesday, April 24, Michigan Virtual™ will be celebrating the release of the Michigan Virtual Student Learning Portal, which will replace CEMS as their primary enrollment system. The impetus for this change comes from consistent feedback from customers. The new portal will provide a better user experience by offering a more straightforward enrollment process, more immediate data and improved communication tools.

Further benefits of the new system include:

  • The user interface is sleek and intuitive
    Most importantly, this interface gives more control to the schools who are managing online enrollments.
  • The enrollment process is straightforward
    Users simply select the student, the class section and the start date. Further, bulk enrollments are now possible, and enrollers will receive on-screen confirmation that their enrollments have been successful.
  • Student progress will be updated daily
    Student progress data will be more up-to-date with accurate pacing information based on the student’s term. Further, guardians will now have direct access to student progress data.
  • The new system offers improved communication tools
    Both instructors and mentors will now be able to communicate directly with their students in the portal.
  • Certificates of completion are readily accessible
    Guardians will benefit from this change, as it will be much easier for them to share student completion information with schools.

Starting with 2018 online summer courses, all future enrollments will take place in the Michigan Virtual Student Learning Portal. Users will retain access to CEMS until Friday, June 29 in order to complete their current courses, but are strongly encouraged to downloaded any needed course certificates or enrollment data before this date in preparation for the system change.

For those who still need to access course certificates or enrollment data after Friday, June 29, the Customer Care Center will be able to provide this information. Customer Care can be reached by phone at 888.889.2840, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit: https://michiganvirtual.org/slp-upgrade/

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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.