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General - Who can access it?

EduPaths is FREE for any educator, childcare provider, administrator, pre-service teacher, or individual that works for an educational entity in the state of Michigan.

General - What are the benefits of EduPaths?

Benefits for educators:

  • Access to free professional learning opportunities.

  • Provide awareness of professional learning opportunities from in region and across the state.

  • Provide State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

Benefits for districts and administrators:

  • Allows administrators to guide necessary staff development.

  • Addresses diverse needs of staff through focus on instructional and / or technology opportunities.

General - What makes it unique from other online course sites?

  • FREE: online courses

  • Self-paced: No wait times for cohorts or instructors.

  • Bite-sized: Courses do not require a large time commitment. Teachers have flexibility to take courses in small, bite-sized chunks and take them at a time of their choosing.

  • Differentiated: Educators have the ability to decide, choose their pathways, topics, and areas of interests.

  • Partnerships:

    • Partnerships have been developed with content creators across the state of Michigan.

    • Courses created for educators by educators.

  • Record of Professional Learning:

    • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) offered for over 99% of EduPaths courses

Counselor - Do you offer counselor specific courses?

EduPaths does have a handful of courses that has been approved by the Michigan Department of Education for School Counselor - Career Exploration SCECHs. When viewing the Catalog, please click on the Counselor pathway.

What about other counselor categories?

  • We do NOT have a current track of courses that are approved for: School Counselor - College Preparation and Selection SCECHs OR School Counselor - Military Options SCECHs.

  • Most of the catalog of courses would fit under the "Generic Education-Related" category.

On the Dashboard page, when requesting credit, please make sure the Counselor option is selected.

General - How do I confirm my EduPaths Account?

You may need to confirm your EduPaths account before you can access courses.

Confirm Email Address

Canvas Confirm Email Address

Open the email account associated with EduPaths. Click the link that is in the email to finish registering the additional email address. You may have to check your junk mail folder. If you need to resend the confirmation, click the Re-Send Confirmation link.

Canvas Support Article How do I add an additional email address as a contact method in Canvas as a student?

SCECH - How do I locate my PIC number?

Your PIC number (Personal Identification Code) is unique for each educator and is assigned by the Michigan Department of Education. Your PIC number 1) can be accessed through the MDE Website; 2) can be added to your personal information on this site; and 3) will be needed when applying for SCECHs for courses taken.

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Login - Can I use a personal account to access EduPaths?

Educators who need to access EduPaths with a personal account, please visit: https://edupaths.instructure.com/login/canvas to log in. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

Login - Can I use MiDataHubs to access EduPaths?

Michigan educators are encouraged to leverage the MiDataHub integration to access EduPaths. This integration allows educators to leverage their district username & password. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.


Catalog - How do I navigate the Catalog?

The EduPaths catalog offers users the ability to search and filter based on various criteria. Once you find a course you are interested in explored, please click the title to see additional details and enroll. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

SCECH - How do I apply for SCECHs?

The EduPaths system recently had a major update that allows for additional login options, increased catalog/dashboard functionally and a digital SCECH request process.

With this update, educators no longer need to submit a worklog. Rather, using the Dashboard, educators can request SCECH credit.

▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

SCECHs will be submitted to MOECS twice a month. Educators should receive a notification from MOECS once the upload is complete

SCECHS MUST be requested by May 15. Submitting after this date cannot guarantee credits will be awarded by June 30.

Dashboard - How do I navigate the Dashboard?

The EduPaths Dashboard (previously known as the Transcript) allows educators the ability to keep track of their professional learning, rate courses and apply for credit. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

Catalog - How do I share a link to a specific course?

Educators can share a direct link to a course with a colleague by navigating from the Catalog to the specific course and clicking the link button next to the title. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

Dashboard - What do the various credit status indicators mean?

From the Dashboard page, educators can Request Credit for a course.

  • Credit Approved = waiting to upload to MOECS (EduPaths uploads to MOECS twice monthly)

  • Credit Awarded = being processed in the MOECS system (educators should receive a notification from MOECS once the upload is complete)

SCECH - What criteria must be met to apply for SCECH credit?

Criteria:

  1. PIC # ➡️ Your educator PIC # must be added to the system. Click your profile name/picture in the top right corner, select My Profile - when you are done, click Submit.

  2. Course Requirements ➡️ on the Dashboard, course requirements must be at 100% complete.

  3. Course Time ➡️ on the Dashboard, course activity time must be 85% or more than the estimated duration. For example, a 60-minute course will need at least 51 minutes of activity time. The system automatically tracks your activity time, if you need to increase any activity time, feel free to explore the course further.

Once you have the above criteria complete, the system will enable a Request Credit button that allow you to request SCECH, DPPD, Counselor or Other.

SCECH - What is the timeline for receiving credit in the MOECS system?

SCECHs are submitted to MOECS twice monthly. Educators should receive a notification from MOECS once the upload is complete.

  • When the submission to MOECS is complete, educators should receive a notification and short survey. After the survey is completed and submitted, SCECH credit will appear in your MOECS account.

Requesting SCECH credit in May or June?

  • SCECH requests MUST be submitted to EduPaths by May 15. Submitting after this date cannot guarantee credits will be awarded prior June 30.

Dashboard - How long does it take the course activity/progress to update?

When an educator is actively working on a course in EduPaths, the system keeps track of module completion and activity time (hours & minutes). This data is transmitted to the EduPaths Dashboard (https://www.edupaths.org/dashboard) on a regular basis. If you are checking the Dashboard, please wait at least 30 minutes for the system to update.

General - Why do I get a 404 Page Not Found?

With the recent EduPaths update, some of our links have changed or updated. In addition, some external partners have linked backed to EduPaths. The EduPaths team is actively working to update any broken links.

If you discover a broken link, please let the EduPaths team know.

EduPaths 404 Error

Dashboard - What do the options for Request Credit mean?

From the Dashboard page, educators can Request Credit for a course.

Request Credit (select from the following):

  • SCECH

  • District Provided Professional Development (DPPD)

  • Counselor (EduPaths does have a handful of courses that has been approved by the Michigan Department of Education for the Career category)

  • Other

SCECH - How does the course estimated duration equate to SCECH amounts?

Courses in EduPaths, that are available for credit, have been approved for SCECHs. Please see below for amounts.

  • 1.00 SCECH = 60 minutes

  • 0.75 SCECH = 45 minutes

  • 0.50 SCECH = 30 minutes

  • 0.25 SCECH = 15 minutes

Course - What should I do if I am having a technical issue within a course?

Troubleshooting Technical Issues

If you are experiencing issues where course content is not performing as intended, it is typically due to issues caused by your browser. To minimize these issues, EduPaths recommends the following:

  1. Make sure your browser is up to date

  2. Review your browser settings (cookies, pop-ups, etc.)

  3. Clear your browser cache

Instructions for browser settings and clearing the cache can be found at the following links:

Course - What accessibility tools are available when exploring courses?

Accessibility statements for technologies used in EduPaths courses are listed below. Note that not all technologies are used in every course.

Login - How do I request a personal account?

Educators in Michigan and beyond, who don't currently have an EduPaths account or are not able to leverage the SSO integration with MiDataHubs, can request a personal account. 📧 Currently we are are asking educators to contact edupaths@gomaisa.org to request a personal account.


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Can I use MiDataHubs to access EduPaths?
Michigan educators are encouraged to leverage the
MiDataHub integration to access EduPaths. This integration allows educators to leverage their district username & password. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

Personal Account

Can I use a personal account to access EduPaths?
Educators who need to access EduPaths with a personal account, please visit:
https://edupaths.instructure.com/login/canvas to log in. ▶️ If you want to see this in action, please review this brief screencast.

Request Account

How do I request a personal account?
Educators in Michigan and beyond, who don't currently have an EduPaths account or are not able to leverage the SSO integration with MiDataHubs, can request a personal account. 📧 Currently we are are asking educators to contact edupaths@gomaisa.org to request a personal account.

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