Fundamentals of Universal Library Design for Learning 2024 Session 5.0

This 6-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of universal design for learning. It is designed for introducing and summarizing the UDL framework, CAST website, and the UDL on Campus website with captions and transcript.

Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance but are offered several times each year. You only need to sign up for one session.

Format:  Students receive an access code for the course after registering. Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the 6-week period, and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed at their own pace.  Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to attend.

Weekly Chat Schedule:  The following times are tentative and may change according to instructor availability. Please review the chat schedule and times after you login into the course.

  • Week 1: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT
  • Week 2: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT
  • Week 3: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT
  • Week 4: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT
  • Week 5: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT
  • Week 6: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and summarize the UDL framework, accessibility considerations, and several educational technologies that can be used in the library to improve access and equity.
  • Investigate different UDL techniques and distinguish which techniques would be applicable at their own libraries.
  • Brainstorm about ways to implement UDL in their own libraries.
  • Formulate a plan for UDL implementation in the library.

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience. Academic Librarians, School Librarians and Public Librarians may especially have use for learning about UDL.

Tech Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Quizzes and assignments are graded and certificate of completion will be sent with a passing grade of 70% or better.

The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. It will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

Contact Hours - 24 hours

Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards on Continuing Education Units.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.