Universal Design for Learning and Canvas

“Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” (CAST, 2019)

Recognizing that all learners come into each learning experience with diverse backgrounds, strengths, needs, and interests, the UDL framework seeks to minimize barriers to learning, through intentional course design that supports and challenges diverse students, thereby maximizing learning for all.

The framework is divided into three main principles representing the three brain networks that interact during learning:

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines. Visit cast.org to view the framewrok at: http://udlguidelines.cast.org/?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=none&utm_source=cast-about-udl

To learn more about the UDL framework, visit Cast.org.

Recognizing that faculty who have experience with UDL might like to learn more about directly applying UDL principles to Canvas, the Digital Learning Team has aggregated some resources. In doing so, please note that we do not intend promote UDL as an exclusionary framework for effective online course design.

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