Introduction:

Third party courses are also subject to the Model Review Process for Online Courses. Once this review is complete, results of the review will be published to the Michigan’s Online Course Catalog. The inherent benefit for districts who wish to create offerings using third party provider syllabi is that this review is already completed and in place at the point of a catalog offering creation, and will not have to be conducted a second time.

Details:

  1. First, tap Courses on the top menu bar.
  2. Next, tap the Reviews link for the appropriate course.
    Note: Course offerings will only appear to public users searching the Local District and Statewide catalogs where the course review contains all iNACOL and NSQ ratings.

    Screen capture of the Courses page shows arrows pointing to the Courses tab and to the Reviews link in the results table. There is a search area with filters to apply and the Reviewed filter is populated with "No."

  3. To add a review, tap the Create Review drop-down button to select either NSQ – National Standards for Quality Online Courses – 2019 option.
  4. Now, utilize this page apply a rating and if applicable, comment to each standard.
    Note: The first Rating drop-down field will apply the same rating to all standards.

    Screen capture of the NSQ raiting page. A box covers the first Raiting drop-down to highlight that this field will apply the same selected raiting to all drop-down rating fields below. An arrow points to the first rating drop-down for the first standard. A comment box appears to the right of the rating drop-down.

  5. Then select the appropriate option within the Reviewed By and Date Of Review fields.
    Note: If your review was conducted by an organization that is not in the drop-down menu, please contact the Customer Care Center.
  6. Finally, tap the Submit button to apply your changes.

Last updated on February 10, 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.