What is UDL?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design that fosters an inclusive learning environment. Minimizing barriers to learning reduces the need for individual accommodations and helps to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. Providing multiple pathways to achieve course outcomes motivates and engages students with different learning styles, needs, and abilities.
UDL is a research-informed approach based on current scientific understanding of how people learn. Rather than a prescribed set of steps and procedures, it is a mindset that proactively considers how to optimize the learning experience by supporting the needs of diverse students. A universally designed course integrates multiple means of representation (how content is delivered), action and expression (how students demonstrate their knowledge), and engagement (how students participate).
Learn more about UDL by checking out the following resources:
- National Center on Universal Design for Learning
- UDL in Postsecondary Education: Reflections on Principles and Their Application (Rose et. al. 2006)
- CU Boulder resources
Am I eligible to use this service?
How can I request a consultation or training session?
OIT staff are available to provide on-demand training for individuals, departments, or groups. We offer consultations, workshops, and presentations about UDL principles and best practices, as well as related topics. Training can be tailored to address issues specific to instructors, courses, programs, and/or disciplines. Contact us for additional information or to request an initial appointment.
- To register for scheduled workshops, visit our Upcoming Events page.
- For UDL support for Arts & Sciences, contact Joy Adams, ASSETT Teaching and Learning Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-735-5692).
- For UDL support for other departments and programs, contact Brad Grabham, ATDT Learning Experience Designer (email@example.com; 303-735-1552).
- For help with accessibility and assistive technology, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit OIT's Accessible Technology Resources web page.