Universal Design for Learning Resources

The resources found on this page are great sources of information regarding Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

UDL Standard

The UDL Standard for Mohawk College serves as a resource providing direction for UDL considerations when designing, developing and/or delivering curriculum. Use the links below to review the Standard:

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UDL Course Assessment

Take the UDL Course Assessment to determine the UDL elements currently in your course(s) and gain additional, targeted resources to support further UDL implementation. To access the UDL Course Assessment, please click the link above or the image below.

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The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guide | For Fully Online Learning Environments offers you some UDL elements to consider when designing, developing, and delivering curriculum for an online learning environment. This guide has been adapted from the online UDL Course Assessment and while you are still welcome to use the tool, at this time you may find it helpful to have a more streamlined resource solely focused on online learning environments.

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UDL on Campus

UDL Centre

College STAR

Mohawk College UDL webpages


UDL in Higher Education

  • UDL on Campus

Getting Started with UDL

  • UDL on Campus

Innovation at the Margins

  • UDL on Campus

The Myth of Average

  • Todd Rose at TEDx Sonoma County

UDL with CTL

  • Mohawk College

Mohawk College Faculty UDL Examples


UDL Navigators in Higher Education: A Field Guide

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

  • Anne Meyer, David H. Rose, and David Gordon

Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning that Taps into the Power of Emotion

  • Allison Posey
  • Available at the Mohawk College Library 

Universal Design in Higher Education

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning


Applying Universal Design for Learning in Online Courses: Pedagogical and Practical Considerations

Analyzing a College Course that Adheres to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework

Case Study: Suggesting Choice - Inclusive Assessment Processes

Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions & Transcripts

Twitter Feeds

These Twitter feeds will keep you up to date on UDL news, events, and implementation efforts:


Feel free to peruse the presentations below to learn more about UDL at Mohawk College.

Accessibility Resources

Universal Design for Learning and the accessibility requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are distinct from each other. However, if you are developing alternate resource options for students, you will want to take accessibility into consideration. For more information on creating accessible documents, please review the “Accessible Documents and Alternate Format” resources on the AODA “Tool and Resources” webpage.

While there are a number of UDL resources here, a variety of others are in the development process. New resources will be added to this page as they are created, found, or obtained. If there is a UDL resource you need, or you know of a resource that would be valuable here, please contact Darla Benton Kearney, Universal Design for Learning Curriculum Consultant, in the Centre for Teaching & Learning, at darla.benton [at] mohawkcollege.ca or extension 3688.

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