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How Do I Go Beyond the Basics of Universal Design for Learning?


For faculty or course designers who are interested in creating an interaction-focused solution to universal design, this Magna 20-Minute Mentor that gives specific ideas that can be implemented on any campus.


How Do I Go Beyond the Basics of Universal Design for Learning?

You know that Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way to lower barriers for all learners. You also know how to caption videos and implement plus one design thinking. Now it’s time to go beyond the basics and move toward expert-level UDL practices in the classroom and across campus. It’s time for identifying emerging, proficient, and expert-level practices in universal design for learning with this 20-Minute Mentor led by UDL expert Thomas Tobin.

Learning Goals

After viewing this program, participants will:

  • Have the skills to move away from a content-focused approach to accessibility into a more interaction-focused mindset
  • Understand how to outline specific ways to begin to implement expert-level aspects of the universal design for learning (UDL) framework

Topics Covered

  • Student preparedness
  • Why UDL is a solution
  • The UDL progression rubric: emerging to proficient to expert (Novak & Rodriguez, 2018)
  • Specific examples in the face-to-face classroom, the online environment, and student services and touchpoints
  • First steps toward expert UDL practices


This program will benefit:

  • Teaching Faculty
  • Course Designers
  • Curriculum Designers
  • Student Services & Support Staff
  • Admissions and Retention Leaders

Product Code: PM19NA

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