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What activities/assignments should I complete this week?


Students taking a course within Brightspace will have a widget added to their dashboard titled “Course Pacing Guides – Student.” Brightspace courses are currently provided in some Civics, American Sign Language (ASL) 1A, and American Literature B courses. Follow the steps below to view a pacing guide of which activities should be completed each week to stay on track in your course if this widget appears for you.


  1. First, login to the Student Learning Portal.
  2. Next, locate the “Course Pacing Guides – Student” widget on your dashboard (bottom right corner).
  3. Then tap the linked course name in the widget table.
    The Student Learning Portal Dashboard is shown will all but one widget blurred out. An arrow points to the Course Pacing Guides - Student widget which is not blurred.
  4. As a result, a new window will open and by default, display the current weeks assignments.
    The pacing guide is shown displaying the linked weeks at the top, currently week 2 is selected, and below is the select weeks table which includes the unit, assignment title and Week Of date columns.
    • Freely navigate between any weeks as needed by tapping the linked week number at the top of the guide.
    • To print a copy of this pacing guide, right-click anywhere on the page and then choose Print. Please be aware that by choosing this option, it will print all weeks, not just the week selected.

Last updated on July 15, 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.