8 Week Course/Instructor Led/Weekly Modules/Earn a Digital Credential


Universal design seeks to make online learning equitable, flexible, and accessible for all types of learners. In this course, you will discover how principles of Universal Design for Learning can help you create course content that can be accessed and used by anyone, including people with disabilities. Explore issues, concerns, strategies, and best practices as it relates to this framework.


ION Professional eLearning Programs 8 CEU hours, 30 CPDU hours


As a result of completing course activities and interacting in discussion forums, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply universal design for learning principles and their implications for online learning.
  • Understand the connection between UDL and student retention.
  • Develop strategies to adapt instruction to include UDL.
  • Understand the basic concepts of accessible design and how it applies to online learning.
  • Summarize criteria for selecting media to include in course instruction and define how these resources fit with UDL guidelines.
  • Articulate the variety of needs associated with teaching students with disabilities.
  • Investigate UDL assessment techniques and applications.



Certificate Series

Digital Accessibility for Educators (DAE) Professional Certificate required course; Master Online Teacher Professional Certificate Core Choice Course. OER Professional Certificate elective.