Total Workshops: 4 (10,000 points each) - Complete at least 1 to earn eLearning Certificate

Workshops Objectives:
  1. Identify principles of universal design
  2. Explain the need for UDL in course development
  3. Differentiate between UDL and accommodations for students with disabilities
  4. Apply principles of universal design to course design process
  5. Evaluate case studies for effective application of UDL principles

Course 1: Foundation - What is UDL?


Points: 10,000

Duration: 90 minutes

Course Description: Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals. In this course, participants identify the three guiding principles of UDL in higher education case studies and begin applying them to course development, particularly in online and hybrid courses. In addition, participants will be introduced to some of the common accessibility issues that students face, and learn how applying UDL principles can address these issues while meeting the needs of diverse learners. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the principles of UDL
  2. Recognize the principles of UDL in online higher education courses
  3. Explain the need for UDL and how UDL addresses accessibility Explain scientific bases for UDL principles

Course 2: How to Apply UDL Principles to Instructional Materials


Points: 10,000

Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description: Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals. In this course, participants will review the three guiding principles of UDL and apply them to course development in existing/new online or hybrid courses. Particularly, participants will learn how to select appropriate instructional media or create/revise instructional materials to incorporate UDL principles, and meet the needs of diverse learners including those who qualify for disability support services. To gain the most benefit from this course, participants are encouraged to focus on an individual course and to bring materials such as a syllabus, course materials, or course plan. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize the principles of UDL in online instructional materials
  2. Develop a plan for creating/revising instructional materials to incorporate UDL principles
  3. Locate sources of instructional materials that incorporate UDL principles

Course 3: How to Apply UDL Principles to Learning Activities


Points: 10,000

Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description: Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals. In this course, participants will review the three guiding principles of UDL and apply them to course development in existing/new online or hybrid courses. Particularly, participants will learn to select appropriate tools and create learning activities to incorporate UDL principles, and meet the needs of diverse learners including those who qualify for disability support services. To gain the most benefit from this course, participants are encouraged to focus on an individual course and to bring materials such as a syllabus, course materials, or course plan.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize the principles of UDL in online learning activities
  2. Develop a plan for creating/revising learning activities to incorporate UDL principles
  3. Evaluate online tools for their incorporation of UDL principles

Course 4: How to Apply UDL Principles to Assessments


Points: 10,000

Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description: Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals. In this course, participants will review the three guiding principles of UDL and apply them to course development in existing/new online or hybrid courses. Particularly, participants will learn to develop assessments that incorporate UDL principles and meet the needs of diverse learners including those who qualify for disability support services. Participants will also identify strategies for incorporating UDL into difficult situations such as classes where students must complete a particular type of assessment (such as an exam or research paper). To gain the most benefit from this course, participants are encouraged to focus on an individual course and to bring materials such as a syllabus, course materials, or course plan.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize the principles of UDL and their application in higher education and online settings
  2. Develop a plan for creating/revising assessments to incorporate UDL principles
  3. Identify support/scaffolding for online projects including research-based assessments