Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature


In this short four-hour online self-directed micro-credential, learners will explore what “ergonomic” means, the ideas of task analysis, workstation layout, and office ergonomic factors.  Learners will also discover the specifications and the need for suitable workplace setups.  Lastly, learners will become familiar with the equipment used for workstation setup, their placement zones, work and task breaks, and the adverse effects of repetitious work.

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, learners should be able to:

  • Define the term "Ergonomics"

  • Explain the concepts "Task Analysis" and "Workstation Layout", and primary considerations of office ergonomics

  • Identify the requirements and needs of proper workstation setup

  • Differentiate the three zones of equipment placement, and apply the ergonomic principles to set up a computer workstation

  • Discuss the advantages of work and task breaks for computer work

  • Practice setting up a computer workstation that adheres to ergonomic principles


    1. Land Acknowledgement

    2. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    3. Before we begin...

    4. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    5. Learner Resources and Supports

    6. Technology Requirements

    7. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    8. Navigation

    9. Learner Introductions

    10. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    11. Technical Discussion Forum

    12. Frequently Asked Questions

    13. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    2. Micro-credential Overview

    3. Learning Outcomes & Goals

    4. Modes of Learning

    1. Office Ergonomics Introduction

    2. Pre-Test

    1. Office Ergonomic Concepts and Workstation Setup

    2. Discussion Forum: Office Ergonomics

    3. Part 2: Self-Check Quiz

    4. Lesson Exercise: Application Activity

    1. Work and Task Breaks

    2. Discussion Forum: Task and Work Breaks (Strategies)

    3. Part 3- Self-Check Quiz

    1. Instructions

    2. Final Quiz

About this course

  • $49.99