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SLP: Customize My Dashboard


Mentors and affiliation users have the ability to modify dashboards within the Student Learning Portal. This process describes how to add, move or delete widgets to create a customized look.


  1. First, tap the Customize Dashboard (gear) icon, displayed on the right side of the page in the Notifications section.
    A screen capture of the Student Learning Portal dashboard is displaying the top and left menus. Three notification blocks display information for the user. Below appears the Notifications section with an arrow pointing to the customize dashboard icon on the right side of the page.
  2. As a result, a Customize Dashboard menu will appear which displays an option to restore the dashboard to default settings, add additional charts, save or cancel modifications.
    The Customize Dashboard menu appears with Reset Dashboard, Add Chart, Save Changes, and Cancel Changes buttons. Each button contains an icon representing the action.
  3. Next, proceed with one or more of the following actions:
    • Select Reset Dashboard to restore the dashboard to its original default settings.
    • To include more widgets, tap the Add Chart button. At this point, a new window will open, then continue by scrolling down the tabled list to locate the appropriate chart. Next, tap the line item containing the chart to display a preview of the widget. Proceed with adding the widget by tapping the Select Chart button.
      The Add Chart window shows the tabled chart containing a list of available widgets and below the preview of the widget once selected. Arrows point to the Add Chart window and to the Select Chart button that is displayed at the bottom of the window.
    • Reorder the widgets by using a pointing device, such as a mouse, to latch onto a widget and drag it to another location within the page. Set the widget location by releasing the latch.
    • Resize a widget by using the Width drop-down menu. Then select the appropriate size of 100%, 66%, 50% or 33%.
    • Widgets can be removed by tapping the “X” that appears in the top right corner of each widget.
      The Notifications widget is in process of being dragged to an alternate location. Arrows point to the drag cursor, to the width drop-down menu and to the red x of the widgets that appear on the screen as referenced above.
  4. Finally, tap Save Changes to apply the changes above or chose Cancel Changes  to exit the menu options without saving.

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.