Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

According the National Center for Universal Design for Learning, UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone - not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

A cornerstone concept in UDL is presenting information in:

  1. Multiple means of representation.
  2. Multiple means of action and expression.
  3. Multiple means of engagement.

UDL principles can be incorporated into any course and has benefits for all enrolled students. We recommend UDL On Campus: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education when getting started with implementing UDL in your course.