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A microcredential is a certification of assessed learning associated with a specific skill or competency. Microcredentials enable skills development and reskilling opportunities in a shorter period of time than most traditional education methods. Our microcredential badges are issued after a learners skills have been verified
You’re not alone and we’re here to help. Our learners are diverse with a wide range of microcredential experience. Some have never taken an online course in their lives and others are extremely well versed (serial microcredential’ers is perhaps what we should call them). Because of this, we encourage microcredentials as a great way to begin your skills journey. It’s never too early (or too late) to begin. Not sure if this is for you? Contact our Customer Success Manager.
- Familiarize yourself with the requirements and learning outcomes
- Participate and be present
- Interact with your facilitator and peers
- Complete your final skills verification activity (as applicable)
- We’ll verify your skills and issue your digital badge
Our courses range in duration from 3 days to 6 weeks, with the majority being 6 weeks. Be sure to review the descriptions of each of our microcredentials to confirm.
Simply click on the listing you’re interested in.
We accept the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard
Yes, a receipt will be sent to your email address upon completion of payment
Start and end dates are located at the top of each microcredential listing.
We are working on 1-pagers that are perfect for sharing with employers, peers, etc. Contact our Customer Success Manager so we can share with you as soon as they are available.
In the meantime, you can direct them to listing of the microcredential you are interested in for more information.
The key role of a facilitator is to enhance the social learning experience. To provide support, guidance and encouragement, and with their industry expertise, bring ‘real-life relevance’ to your learning experience during the course material. A great facilitator, will not teach the content, but stimulate curiosity, interaction and collaboration. TALENT has carefully selected Facilitators with a high-degree of expertise in their subject area, and who has demonstrated experience to lead others in discussion and learning.
All TALENT microcredentials are housed within our Learning Management System, Canvas, to which learners have access once registered.
Note: Learners will not be granted access to learning materials until the date on which their microcredential is scheduled to start).
The Instructure Canvas Community provides in-depth knowledge of all features and tools you will experience while using Canvas during your learning experience. Canvas LMS also provides a free to download Android/iOS app for mobile devices to access the course site and material. There are also many video guides and tutorials available in the Canvas Community under ‘Student Guides.’
TALENT’s recommended technology requirements mirror that of our parent company, Ontario Tech University, found here.
- Basic computer literacy
- Reliable internet connection (see recommended Technology requirements)
- Proficiency in English
Yes. Each microcredential has included weekly in-class sessions which are held online by the Facilitator. These are typically one hour in length, and will require you to be online with a headset, microphone and optional webcam. You are strongly encouraged to attend, and participate with the other learners. Live sessions like these are a fantastic way to engage with the content each week, and to connect with other learners along with the Facilitator who will have prepared materials and topics for discussion each week.
In-class vs independent learning, blend of office hours and live sessions