The How: Action and Expression

After looking at Why UDL is important and What it is, we have finally reached The How of UDL, Action and Expression, so that you can make some meaningful and practical changes to your own course.

Remember the UDL Guidelines

Fortunately, or not, depending on how you look at it, UDL doesn’t come with a checklist or a manual. There are lots of resources though, and we’ve tried to bring you enough good ones to get you started.

In addition to resources, we’ve received a lot of advice from a number of sources. One of the most helpful we’ve heard is this; start small, maybe with the assignment you like the least, and change that one using the UDL guidelines. Start from scratch, by asking yourself what is the goal of the assignment? What outcome are you trying to address, teach or measure?

Chances are you will find that the old assignment was only one of many ways to address your intended outcome and probably there are others that feel more comfortable and authentic to you. Check out the following links for resources and ideas.

Emerging Ed Tech

Access Project UDL Quick Tips

Goal Book Toolkit UDL Strategies

Keep in mind that making meaningful changes using the principles of UDL doesn’t have to be all consuming. Start small, address one assignment at a time and see where it takes you.