UDL in Course Design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) involves a proactive process of designing learning in order to achieve the highest level of functionality and positive learner experience for the widest audience possible. In order for UDL to be effective, it requires purposeful consideration and strategy in all areas of course planning and design. The end result will be online learning that allows students to access, interact, and learn in a variety of ways, addressing the learning styles and learning needs of a wide variety of students.

The questions, resources, and checkpoints highlighted serve as a guide for developing a Universally Designed course and are organized by the phases of the course development process as followed by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning Digital Scholarship team. Checkpoints followed by an asterisk (*) should be considered necessary to meet basic accessibility standards.

We are committed to providing equal access to courses, programs, and technologies for all students. ODEE believes accessibility is a critical component for Ohio State to be a land-grant institution to the world – as critical as security of our systems and property rights of our students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the ODEE accessibility plan email ODEEaccessibility@osu.edu