Ramping up Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Strategies for Implementing Best Practices
Friday, March 25
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A collaboration of NAU Online & Innovative Educational Initiatives and Faculty Professional Development, the symposium offers timely and relevant topics for all faculty, including Flagstaff Mountain, Online and Statewide. The event will consist of a Keynote and three 30-minute concurrent sessions.
Dr. Karen Pugliesi
Dr. Chris Lanterman, Department of Educational Specialties
Getting Started with UDL: Pinch Points and Opportunities
UDL is expansive and can seem overwhelming when considering course-wide implementation. But, one or two changes can make significant differences and provide a foundation for future successes. This session discusses identifying barriers to learning likely to benefit from UDL approaches, and implementing simple changes to increase learning accessibility.
Dr. Dawn Hawley, Department of Geography & Matt Anderson, Department of Psychological Science
Level Up: Gamifying Your Classroom
Regardless of course delivery, face-to-face or online, instructors and instructional designers struggle to implement strategies aimed at nurturing students study habits (Petrovic-Dzerdz, 2019). The purpose of this presentation is to investigate and explain how applying Quizizz and a digital badging program affects students satisfaction. Attendees will explore gamification strategies, discover what a digital badging program is, experience Quizizz online assessments, and insight into online student perceptions.
Dr. Thomas Dyer, Grand Canyon University
University Resources for Accessible Materials
In this session participants will learn about campus resources that can assist in making materials accessible. The Usable Materials Center provides support to faculty and staff in making print matter accessible and providing captions for videos, regardless of whether or not there is a student in the course with an accommodation. Participants will learn how to access the UMC and submit a request, and quick tips for making making print material more accessible.
Beth Pifer, Disability Resources
Applying UDL to Online Teaching and Learning
This session describes how to incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines to design accessible courses and learning materials in varied ways to promote student engagement with the content, peers, and the instructor. Participants will be able to choose and apply up to three instructional strategies to support learners in multimodal opportunities for learning.
Dr. Claudia Rodas, Department of Educational Specialties & HSI Advisor
Creating Accessible Content
In this session you will learn simple ways to increase accessibility in your written, audio, and visual content.
Audra Travelbee, Instructional Designer
How Cline Library Supports UDL and Disability Resources
Cline Library supports UDL and disability resources in a variety of ways. Learn how Cline can help upload materials to Bb Learn courses that comply with disability needs, resources that provide extended access in alternative formats, and what new services for UDL are on the horizon.
Elizabeth Berney, Cline Library