OL 3600.01 Universal Design for Learning, 2024

  • 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

In this introductory course on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), you will

  • be presented with rationales and research that support designing learning experiences with UDL in mind,
  • read scenarios about applications of UDL, and
  • reflect on ways you can change your current practice.

This course isn’t a checklist for achieving UDL — UDL isn’t a course status; it’s an ideal that guides instructor practice and course design.


Although accessibility is an integral part of UDL, this course will not teach you how to design an accessible course. However, it will help you make your course more accessible, engaging, and flexible. It will also help you think about any challenges you or your students have in your course through the lens of UDL.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Navigate the UDL principles and select checkpoints that help you achieve your learning objectives with UDL.
  • Reflect on each principle and the opportunities for it to inform your teaching and course design practice.
  • Identify ways that effective teaching practices and UDL can work together to improve the course experience for learners.
  • Number: OL 3600.01
  • Category:
  • Mode: Self-guided
  • Duration: 60 days
  • Time Commitment: 4-6 hours