Universal design in course creation is about good course design and considering all potential students regardless of age or ability.
Ensuring as many students as possible are able to access course material means creating your course in such a way that any individual can use the information provided. Universal design is also an excellent way for students of all abilities to use varying methods of learning to their advantage so they can succeed in your course.
Universal Design for Learning: A Holistic Approach to Course Design
You will be introduced to the three guiding principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and see examples applied to course design. Learn how making simple changes based on the UDL principles can address common accessibility issues students face while meeting the needs of diverse learners.
Here is a list of resources for designing your course with students of all abilities in mind.
Websites and Webpages
- Universal Design for Instruction
- Creating Accessible Content
- Reserving Textbooks and Materials
- Promoting Student Success
- Use of Video to Supplement Course Instruction
- Miscellaneous Teaching Tips
- Universal Design at a Glance (plus more resources)
- YuJa Auto Captioning and Making Edits
- Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
- The Accessible School
NDSU Certification Course
- Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility Certification Course(6-8 hours - cohort or self-paced available)