Many Michigan Virtual courses do not allow Google formatted assignments. Please follow the appropriate methods to convert your assignment(s).


Download MS Word (docx) Files on a Chromebook

In courses, you may have assignments where you may be required to download Word (docx) files. If you are using a Chromebook that does not have the Word program then you may find that when you click on the link to download the file, you get a blank screen. Follow the process below to download MS Word Files on your Chromebook.

  1. First, two finger click on the link and select to save link as and then save the file.
  2. Next, go to your files and drag the file from where you saved it to Google Drive.
  3. Then, open up your Google Drive and it should show up in your recent files. You can then open the file and edit as necessary.
  4. At this point, you may turn the file(s) by following either the:

Convert a single Google file to Microsoft Office Format

If a you have created a file in Google Drive and are asked to convert it to Microsoft Office format, please follow the process outlined below.

  1. Begin by opening the document in the appropriate editor.
  2. Next, select File and choose Download As and select Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint format.
    Screen capture of a Google Doc with the file menu expanded and Download as selected. An arrow points to the Microsoft Word option.
  3. Then your browser will download the file to your Chromebook.
  4. Complete the action by locating the file and attaching it to your assignment.

Convert Multiple Files from Google to Microsoft Office Format (Google Drive)

If a you have created multiple files in Google Drive and are asked to convert them to Microsoft Office format, please follow the process outlined below.

  1. First, go to the Google Drive website and then sign in with your Google account.
  2. Then locate and click files you need to convert.
  3. Next, right-click the selected documents and select Download.
    Screen capture of an example folder in Google Drive with three different file types selcted. A pop-up menu appears when the user right clicks these documents. An arrow points to the Download option in the pop-up menu.
  4. Finally, your browser will download a single zip file which will contain the selected files.

Last updated on March 9, 2021

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.