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New Michigan LearnPort launches Oct. 3!

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The new Michigan LearnPort was designed with customer feedback in mind. Here are some of the new features that you’ll be seeing Oct. 3:

  • A new, fresh look including a Welcome Page that provides quick and easy access to five main features, including a homepage that allows direct access to your content, a landing page that you define and a choice of seven languages.
  • Content from providers like ed2go will be accessed easier than ever to ensure the best user experience possible.
  • The need to log in multiple times to take a course will be a thing of the past.
  • Help system provides more relevant information and assistance specific to where you are in the system.
  • New universal search tool available on every page. The simple and advanced search tools will help locate anything within the system with ease.
  • Blogs replace the old threaded discussions and provide more options to share information with public, moderated and private collaboration spaces.

Along with the many positive changes, the new Michigan LearnPort retains many of the benefits and features you’ve come to appreciate, including high-quality courses, the netTrekker educational search tool and various collaboration tools.

ATTENTION
  • Michigan LearnPort will be inaccessible from Sept. 22 until we launch the new system Oct. 3.
  • All course completions will be moved to the new Michigan LearnPort; we won’t bring over any uncompleted courses. Please complete your courses by Sept. 19 to avoid the loss of some of your work.
  • If you’re currently in a course taught by an instructor (e.g., Moodle and ed2go courses), your progress will be retained regardless of your completion status.
  • For questions about course completions, please contact [email protected]rg.

 

About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

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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.