DEV106 - Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility for Online Learning

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Last revision date 2017-10-17 15:47:54.671
Last review date 2017-10-17 15:47:54.672

Subject Title
Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility for Online Learning

Subject Description
To ensure that all diverse learners can meet the course and program learning outcomes, it is critical to include the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility when designing online learning programs to provide the appropriate level of challenge to the learner. In this course, students will apply appropriate Universal Design for Learning theories and practices, by using appropriate online learning materials. In addition, students will learn about relevant accessibility laws in order to recommend strategies to ensure accessibility compliance for all online content.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the theories and principles of Universal Design for Learning as they relate to online learning.
2. Implement Universal Design for Learning strategies to engage a variety of different learning styles while planning your online learning environment.
3. Apply UDL theories and principles to an online lesson plan including, learning objectives, activities and/or assessments.
4. Evaluate online educational tools for accessibility compliance to use within an online learning environment.
5. Recommend strategies to ensure accessibility compliance for online learning.
6. Select appropriate tools that meet UDL guidelines and critique and make recommendations for existing online interactive tools.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

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