When you take an online professional development course, the process should be simple.
As a busy educator, all you should have to worry about is mastering the content and applying your newly acquired skills to improve learning for your students. For a couple of years now, we’ve been in the process of making some big improvements to our Professional Learning Portal to provide you with a simpler, more streamlined learning experience. Here’s a sneak-peek into what’s changing on December 1, 2020 and what it means for you:
Updates & new features
Simplified login process
We’ve simplified the login process on our Professional Learning Portal to follow industry-standard best practices. From now on, your username will be your email address to make it easier to remember, and you’ll be able to set and update your password more easily.
Based on your feedback, we’ve also updated our learner dashboards to make this feature easier to use & more helpful for educators. You’ll now be able to find start & end dates for your courses more easily and get a more robust view of your course progress.
New filtering options
Now it’s going to be easier than ever to find the courses you want to take. You’ll be able to filter by popular categories, select self-paced or facilitated courses, and choose from a range of pricing options.
When you log in to our updated portal, you’ll notice that the user interface is more visual and intuitive to navigate. Each course listing also provides more detailed information to help you make better decisions about which courses you want to take.
New Features for School Leaders
Our new & improved portal also includes a variety of features that make it easier for school leaders to provide their staff with professional learning opportunities. You’ll now be able to:
Below are a few changes that will impact the way you engage with our Professional Learning Portal. These changes are designed to make your life easier as they’re more intuitive and similar to the kind of systems you encounter when using Amazon, Google, Netflix, and more.
Your username will now be your email address, so it’s easier for you to remember.
It will now be simpler for you to set and update your password. Rather than being randomly assigned a password, you’ll be able to set a password of your choice.
Your Account & Profile
When you create an account for the first time, you’ll be sent an email with a link to activate your account. You will now also be asked to provide your phone number, so we can get ahold of you if any issues arise. Additionally, you’ll be prompted to update your user profile once per year to keep your information up to date.
customize pd pathways for your staff
Michigan Virtual offers over 350 professional development courses that can be bundled into thematic pathways that meet the needs of your school or district’s improvement plan. These pathways are entirely customizable. Our professional learning specialists will help you design a plan tailored to the needs of your educators. You can pick just one class or several with both free and affordable options, as well as online and face-to-face training and events.