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PLP: Active Course Notifications

Introduction:

Control how you receive notifications about activity in your Professional Learning Portal (PLP) courses. You can receive a periodic summary of activity, or receive instant notifications as things happen by following the steps outlined below.

Note: This excludes ed2go and PCG courses.

Details:

  1. First, launch a course from your PLP Dashboard.
  2. Next, click your name from the top right corner and select Notifications.The username drop-down menu is shown with the available selections shown (profile, my portfolio, notifications, progress and log out). Arrows point to the username area and to the Notifications option.
  3. Then review and/or update any of the following as needed:
    1. Contact Methods
      1. Email is already setup by default, so please skip this area.
      2. If you wish to receive mobile updates, click on Register your mobile.
    2. Summary of Activity
      1. This digest of notifications act as a news blurb or summary of each of your courses.
      2. By default, you will receive daily notifications at 12:00 AM. This time can be updated to any time of the day you wish. If you do not wish to receive daily notifications, toggle the How often? question field to “Never”.
    3. Instant Notifications
      1. From this area, you can select what you want to receive notifications for – for both email and SMS by checking the corresponding box.
      2. By default, instant notifications are not enabled. If you do not select anything, you will not receive instant notifications.
  4. Finally, tap the Save button to apply all changes.

The notifications page is shown with the contents mentioned above. Arrows point to the Register your mobile link, the How Often drop-down field, the SMS and Email selection boxes and finally to the Save button at the bottom of the screen.

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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.