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Universal Design for Learning Basics

Time limit: 731 days


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Course Description

This digital course called Universal Design for Learning Basics will cover introductory information you need to help you promote success for all of your students. You will become more effective at meeting the needs of your students by providing them with multiple ways to engage, take in information, and show their learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this digital course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic framework of Universal Design for Learning.
  • Identify resources to learn more about UDL.
  • Implement steps to apply UDL in your course(s).


  1. What is UDL?
  2. The UDL Guidelines
  3. Learn More About UDL
  4. Other Resources to Increase Access & Equity
  5. Apply UDL to Your Course


This digital course consists of five lessons. Altogether, the course will take approximately 45-90 minutes to complete, depending on how much you explore the content. Additional resources or tips for further exploration are provided at the end of each lesson. Each lesson culminates in a knowledge check to confirm what you have learned and move on to the next lesson.

Intended Audience

UMD faculty, staff, and graduate students


Once you have engaged with all of the pages and completed all of the assignments in this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Open Learning. If you have questions or issues receiving your certificate of completion, please email

Keep an eye out for announcements to come soon about similar offerings from the University of Maryland's Teaching Academy. Once the Teaching Academy is live, you will be able to apply your completion of this digital course towards that non-credit certificate program!

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