Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is a proactive approach to learning design that optimizes teaching and learning to be "accessible and effective for all". UDL takes into account the differences in all learners and it ensures that they can participate in meaningful and challenging learning opportunities. UDL has three main principles: Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression.
While it may seem overwhelming to consider the needs and diversity of your learners, there are small steps you can take to incorporate this approach - and it will benefit you and all of your students to create an organized course that sets expectations and provides multiple ways for students to shine. For steps on implementing every part of UDL, click the links below: