Communication is essential when ensuring student success in an online course. An affiliation user can contact a student by sending an email through the Student Learning Portal. The process describes sending a message to the student’s email address displayed in their account information page.


  1. First, tap the Student tab in the top menu bar to view students you can view.
  2. Next, click the linked name in the “Student” column.
    The Active Student page is displaying a table containing a list of active students within their affiliation. An arrow points to the linked name in the Student column.
  3. At this time, the Main Page will be displayed showing sectioned information pertaining to the student you have selected.
  4. Then tap the Send Email option if you need to contact this student directly.
  5. As a result, the email page will appear. If a the follow up template is needed, you can select it from the Template drop-down field.
  6. Next, replace or insert text for the Subject field and then include a carbon copy email address in the CC Email field if desired.
  7. At this moment, you can attach a file by selecting the “Add files” button. Choose the file and then tap the Open button.
  8. Then choose the other recipients that should be copied in your message by placing a check in the selection box to the left of the recipient.
    Note: The Send also to Student’s Message Inbox is automatically selected. If deselected, the email will only be delivered to the student’s personal email address.
  9. Next, insert or modify the text within the Body area.
  10. A preview of your message will be displayed in the Sample area.
  11. Finally, if you are satisfied with your message click the Send button to deliver the email.
    The Send Email form page shows the fields described above. Arrows point to the Send Email option in the left menu, the Update Sample link in the Sample section as well as the Send button.

Last updated on April 14, 2020

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.