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SLP: Course Pacing Guides – Mentor


The Course Pacing Guides widget appears on the mentor dashboard within the Student Learning Portal. This widget contains both Flex and Essential courses for active enrollments. This article provides mentors with information on how to view pacing guides for a students course as it pertains to their start and end dates.


  1. First, login to the Student Learning Portal.
  2. Next, tap the linked course title in the “Pacing Guide” column.
    The dashboard page is displayed showing the Notifications and Course Pacing Guides - Mentor widget. An arrow points to the linked course Algebra 1A in the Pacing Guide column.
  3. As a result, a new tap will open showing the pacing guide for that course.
    • The current week number will be highlighted and will display the assignments (graded or not) that will be due this week.
    • Tap each linked course week to view that weeks assignments or tap the Print all weeks button to print a copy of the suggested pacing guide.
      The Course Pacing Guide page is shown for the Algebra 1A course and defaults to the Week 9 tab which an arrow is pointing to. Another arrow points to the Print all weeks button in the top right corner.
  4. Finally, to exit, tap the “X” at the top of the page to close the tabbed window.

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.