Microcredential: QGS MOOC Badge

What are badges?

A badge is a microcredential that recognizes competencies or skills acquired through a variety of learning experiences. Microcredentialing offers academics, support staff and students a way to document their professional learning accomplishments.

MOOC participants who complete the learning tasks in each module can earn a microcredential. The QGS MOOC Badge is a Level 3 Microcredential that recognizes 21 hours of professional learning in graduate supervision. 


Graduate supervisors who engage in the Quality Graduate Supervision MOOC benefit from:

  • Flexible, accessible, self-directed and self-paced engagement with diverse academic colleagues in an online course.
  • On-demand videos of award winning supervisors who share their insights, strategies and ideas for mentoring students.
  • Online discussions with colleagues from across disciplines on topics such as online supervision, enhancing academic writing, mentoring for diverse careers, and balancing excellence with wellness. 
  • Weekly live webinars with expert panelists from across disciplines (recorded for on-demand access).
  • Hundreds of curated resources, such as articles, blogs, books, videos, guides and connections to global experts on graduate supervision. 
  • Estimated time commitment per week: 2-3 hours.


To earn the QGS MOOC Badge, supervisors completed these tasks in each of the modules:

Watch the expert supervisor videos each week

Engage in weekly discussion forums with interdisciplinary peers

Attend the weekly webinar panels (or review on-demand video)

Complete the Taking Action on Supervision Project