Universal Design for Learning Resources

The resources found on this page are great sources of information regarding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. To review a curated selection of post-secondary UDL resources, feel free to access the UDL Foundations PowerPoint or UDL Foundations PDF document.

New resources will be added to this webpage as they are obtained. If there is a UDL resource you need, or you know of a resource that would be valuable here, contact Darla Benton Kearney, Teaching & Learning Consultant – UDL, in the Centre for Teaching & Learning, at darla.benton [at] mohawkcollege.ca or extension 3688.

UDL Standard

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

Access the UDL Standard as a Word document or Access the UDL Standard as a PDF document

UDL Course Assessment

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

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UDL Course Template

The Centre for Teaching & Learning has designed a Course Master Template with UDL elements for MyCanvas. The template can be used by Mohawk College educators as a starting point for new course builds or when redeveloping a course. The CTL Course Master Template (UDL) is evidenced-based and has incorporated student feedback. In addition, the template includes a wide range of UDL elements with targeted resources to support educators to implement each.

The CTL Course Master Template (UDL) document outlines the purpose and key features of the template. If you have questions after reviewing this content, please connect with the ctl [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Centre for Teaching & Learning).

Websites

The following websites offer a wealth of information on UDL implementation in higher education.

CAST

UDL on Campus

Mohawk College UDL webpages

Videos

The following videos provide foundational UDL information, as well as Mohawk College examples of UDL directly from educators.

From UDL on Campus

Todd Rose at TEDx Sonoma County

Mohawk College Faculty UDL Examples

Mohawk College Student Voice

Books

The following books share research and effective UDL implementation strategies.

UDL Navigators in Higher Education: A Field Guide

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

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

  • Allison Posey
  • Available at the Mohawk College Library and online

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

Twitter Feeds

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

Accessibility Resources

While UDL and the accessibility requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are distinct from each other, if you are developing alternate content 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 Accessibility 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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