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PLP: View Approved Courses by School/District

Introduction:

This article provides information for Shared Time Program learners and learners whose districts offer a GRE (Group Registration and Enrollment) Choice through Michigan Virtual.

Details:

  1. First, login to the Professional Learning Portal (PLP).
    The PLP login page is shown with Email and Password fields. Along with forgot your password and create an account links. Below also is the login button.
    Note: If you are prompted to update your account information, please do this now.
  2. By default, the system will display the Dashboard. On the left navigation menu, select Register for Course.
    Image displays the Register for Course option selected within the Professional Learning Portal. An arrow points to this menu option. Search fields Category, Credit Type, Price, Format and Affiliation Approval Status are shown above default courses.
  3. Next, tap the Affiliation Approval Status drop-down field to then select the “Approved Course” option.
    Image of the Register for Course option selected within the PLP. An arrow points to the "Approved Courses" option within the Affiliation Approval Status drop-down field.
  4. As a result, only courses that are approved by your coordinator and to which your PD credit can be applied, are shown. At this point, choose any course(s) by tapping the Register button to add to your cart. Once selected, the button will change to Added to Cart.
    The results from the Approved Courses filter were applied and courses are shown in tiles. The first tile has an arrow pointing to the Added to Cart button. The second tile has an arrow pointing to its Register button.
  5. Once the course(s) have been selected/registered, tap the Proceed to Checkout link in the upper right corner of the page.
    Image of the Register for Course option selected within the PLP. Two of three courses show the Added to Cart button as they were registered. An arrow points to the Proceed to Checkout link in the upper right corner of the page.
  6. At this point, the selected courses will appear in the Course Confirmation page. Review transaction details by confirming the course(s) listed in the table. At the top of this table is the Total Due Today as well as your PD credit balance.
    Note: If you selected a course not approved by your coordinator or spent your PD credit, you will be responsible for the remaining balance. An area will appear to provide your credit card information if this is the case.
    The Course Confirmation page is shown with the top section highlighting Total Due Today, Affiliation Balance before, including and after transaction. There are two courses shown in the table below showing course details, such as price, paid by affiliation, etc.
  7. Finally, tap the Confirm button to complete the checkout process.
    The Course Confirmation page is shown with an arrow pointing to the Confirm button.
    Your transaction will be processed and the courses will appear in your dashboard.

Last updated on March 26, 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.