What is it?

Using UDL principles when creating online material, whether as an online course or as part of WebCT delivery is important. It is achieved by providing students with multiple options for viewing, organizing, and engaging with course material and by creating accessible colours, fonts, designs, and multimedia.

What are the benefits?

By including multiple options for viewing content you increase retention and meet diverse learning needs of your students.

What principle does it meet?

Typically this aligns best with Multiple Means of Representation, however, it has the potential to meet all three.

Examples and Resources:

Creating Multimedia using UDL Principles by Colorado State University

Considerations for Online Accessibility

Correlation between LMS tools and UDL

The following images show different ways that you can provide different options for seeing, hearing, and viewing information. By embedding videos, audio files, multimedia, and interactive material you provide students with multiple options for learning. For example, you can add an audio message to your:

  • course content
  • discussion boards, and
  • announcements to create an alternate way for students to receive instructions or updates.

The following examples are three screenshots from Jordanne Christie, C.A.F.E. showing how video, audio and an interactive Prezi presentation can be used to enhance the presentation of information and provide alternative ways for students to receive information on WebCT. For more information on each of these teaching tools, visit the C.A.F.E. section on technology solutions.

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