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Brightspace: Locate Course Content


Mentors and affiliation users can find Brightspace course content easily from the homepage. You can use the process outlined below to review course announcements, course outlines and much more.


  1. First, login to Brightspace from the Student Learning Portal.
  2. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the landing page until you get to the My Courses widget and then tap to open the appropriate the class tile.
    My Courses widget is shown with two courses. A cursor icon is displayed over the Civics 01 course tile.
  3. At this point, review the 4 widgets:
    • Announcements – Read instructor messages containing course information and important updates.
    • Course Quick Access – Locate instructions for students on how to begin the course, find assignments, the course syllabus, how to get help, policies and more.
    • Teacher Feed – Review the unique “feed” or “stream” of information used by instructors to engage with students.
    • Instructor Info – Find the instructor contact details and additional information using this widget.

Last updated on July 15, 2020

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.