Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


See definitions here or here

The Short List of Required Resources:

  1. Introduction: A video presentation from SFSU: Universal Design for Learning Online Training Module (applicable to all courses)
  2. SFSU's Course Redesign: Online Delivery & Accessibility (specific to creation of online learning materials/courses)
  3. Making Accessible Powerpoint Presentations
  4. Converting MSWord and PowerPoint Accessibility Best Practices from Version 2003 to Version 2007: Syllabi, Handouts, and Presentations
  5. Accessible E-Learning and Educational Technology Extending Learning Opportunities for People with Disabilities: http://telearn.noe-kaleidoscope.org/warehouse/242_Final_Paper_%28001725v1%29.pdf

Also see: Delhi Accessibility Office - more links and useful checklists

Other Resources:

e-Learning Specific:




In Development:

  • A Vancko Hall (Moodle) self-paced course with certificate of completion in applying principles of UDL to designing or developing online courses.
    • a guide/checklist like [this one|http://www.csuchico.edu/tlp/accessibility/using_vista/] for using Vancko Hall accessibly

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  1. FYI - Delhi Online is planning to put together a self-paced course in Vancko Hall about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) using some of the above resources. The course will contain information, activities, and short self-check quizzes to check comprehension. The ultimate goal will be a self-guided course that faculty can take and learn to create online course content using the principles of UDL. After successful completion the faculty member will be able to obtain a certificate of completion, and down the road the goal would be to make the certificate a requirement for all online course developers, so that we can be sure our online courses are developed using UDL principles. Another goal would be to have faculty members re-visit older online courses after completing the UDL course and redesign the course using UDL principles, with funding from Delhi Online.

    Anyone with extensive knowledge and interest in the practical application of UDL and building online course content is welcome to contribute to the building of the UDL course, as well as edit and add resources and information to this page.