Surge Micro-credentials are the fastest, most innovative way to get ahead. Surge specializes in curating training to boost your skills when you don’t have the time or budget to enroll in longer study. Micro credentials are designed to be short, focused learnings that accelerate your skills in a specific area. For each credential, you earn industry-recognized micro-credential and/or micro-learning digital badges. Skill up faster by learning in weeks, not years. Most offerings can be completed in less than a month. Surge Micro-credentials are designed with top-tier industry partners, so your skills are relevant and in demand.
Each micro-credential consists of micro-learnings, which are building blocks designed to progress your knowledge and skills. Mirco-learnings include text, audio or video content. There are opportunities to practice through scenarios, guided practice, knowledge checks and quizzes.
Each micro-credential is unique in structure and can take from 2 to 15 hours to complete. You have six months from initial sign-up to complete the content but can return to the micro-credential for review for as long as your Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID is valid.
Surge Micro-credentials range in price and are priced individually. International rates do not apply.
Surge Micro-credentials can be read by most screen-reading software and all images have alt text. If you require further accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surge Micro-credentials are self-paced learning modules that allow you to seamlessly fit learning into your schedule. Micro-credentials are delivered completely online through Brightspace, Surge’s learning platform.
For additional online learning assistance, please visit the Sask Polytech online learning support web page.
Within two business days of registration, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Enrollment email and a second ID Info email with instructions and log-in credentials for Brightspace.
These emails can sometimes end up in your spam/junk folder. Please check all mail folders and add Saskpolytech.ca as a safe sender.
Contact email@example.com if these emails aren’t found.
To access Brightspace, click on the Brightspace tab in the top right-hand corner of the Surge website. This will prompt you to login to view your available micro-credential.
If you are unable to access Brightspace via the Surge website, you can use the login credentials from your ID Info email through mySaskPolytech.
For additional online learning support, please visit https://saskpolytech.ca/student-services/support/online-learning-support.aspx
Surge Micro-credentials are delivered completely online. To take a micro-credential, you need a stable internet connection and an up-to-date browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge.
We want to ensure you have a great learning experience with Surge Micro Credentials. However, if you didn’t find what you were looking for, our customer service team is happy to help you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no prerequisites needed to take a Surge Micro-credential.
Micro-credential content includes activities and quizzes that support you to demonstrate the skills you want to learn.
It can take up to two business days to receive the Confirmation of Enrollment and ID Info emails. After you receive these email communications, you can log in and start your micro-credential whenever suits your schedule.
Didn’t Receive an email? Contact email@example.com.
Although Surge micro-credentials are self-paced online, there is an instructor available to contact if you have questions.
Each micro-learning in a micro-credential has a set of milestones. These are marked by an indicator badge, designed to help you track progress. Some micro-credentials also have quizzes where you’ll need to receive a minimum grade to receive your formal micro-credential badge. If a quiz is present, you’ll have unlimited attempts to demonstrate you have mastered the competency.
For each Surge Micro-credential you year, you’ll receive an industry-recognized digital badge to share on your resume or social media to showcase your commitment to upskilling, professional or personal development, and life-long learning. A pop-up will notify you that your badge is ready for export after you complete you micro-credential.
Surge Micro-credential badges are shared by using Badgr Backpack. No more applying for transcripts! Badgr Backpack is a free online platform where you can store and share your digital badges.
Once you’ve earned your badge, head to the micro-credential landing page in Brightspace. In the top navigation bar, click on Assessments then Awards. Once you are in the Awards tab, click on My Awards and select the Share symbol in the bottom right corner of the award to share the badge to Badgr Backpack. Follow the instructions for Badgr Backpack that appear on screen. You can now fully interact with and share the badge on social media or add it to your resume.
Each Surge Micro-credential has requirements that must be met to receive a digital badge. For every micro-credential, you must open and interact with all content and for some, you’ll need to receive a minimum grade on a quiz. If you’ve met all the requirements to release your digital badge and it’s not appearing in Brightspace, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Surge Micro-credentials have an open, virtual studio space where you can work with a developer to build your own micro-credentials. With several verified industry partners, Surge Micro-credentials can host and sell your offerings on a large scale or can be used for enterprise training initiatives. Please contact us by email at email@example.com for more information.
Our Surge Studio team can provide customized support, assess your current training, determine learning gaps, and make suggestions for customized micro-credential and badging needs. Consult us on your next project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend registering for the “Unshakable Workforce" micro-credential, where you’ll watch a pre-recorded video where industry leaders in business and higher education discuss the importance of upskilling using micro-credentials as a means of employee retention in the workplace. The Unshakeable Workforce micro-credential is free of charge and provides valuable information on this topic. By registering for this micro-credential, you will also become familiar with micro-credential delivery.
When you complete the course, you’ll receive a digital badge. You can find the “Unshakeable Workforce” micro-credential here https://surgemicrocredentials.com/experts.aspx.
If you receive an error message indicating that you cannot register because you have an existing account, please contact the Surge customer service team by email at email@example.com.
If you have difficulty logging in to access your Surge Micro-credential on Brightspace, please contact the Sask Polytech Helpdesk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1 (888) 733-5333.
If you require help with a specific micro-credential, please let your instructor know through the Class List email function found under the Communication tab in Brightspace, or contact the customer service team by email at email@example.com.