Did you know?

The three main principles of UDL encourage faculty to consider how they present their course materials as well as how they provide various ways for students to interact with the materials and express what they have learned.

What is Universal Design in Learning?

Universal Design in Learning (UDL) is a new approach to designing course instruciton, materials, and content to benefit students with different learning needs. The main premise of UDL is tht a curriculum should include learning experiences that suit the learner and maximize his or her ability to progress.

Universal Design in Learning benefits all learners inlcuding:

  • Non-traditional students
  • English as a second language
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Students with different learning styles

The Universal Design in Learning Principle encourages instructors to present the course materials in many different formats by providing multiple means of:

  • Representation and presentation
  • Engagement and participation
  • Expression
  • Flexibility in conduct and delivery of course
  • Organized and consistent presentation of course materials
  • Utilze only accessible learning materials, ie. captioned videos


Last Modified 3/26/10