Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals.

Universal Design for Learning Foundation - What is UDL?

Course Description

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/blended 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 its principles address accessibility.
  4. Explain the scientific bases for the principles of UDL.

How to Apply UDL Principles

Course Description

In this workshop, participants will review the three guiding principles of UDL and apply them to existing/new online or hybrid courses. Particularly, participants will learn how to select appropriate course components to incorporate UDL principles and meet the needs of diverse learners including those who qualify for disability support services.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the principles of UDL.
  2. Apply UDL principles to online and hybrid/blended courses.
  3. Develop a plan for creating/revising course components to incorporate UDL principles.