Open Educational Resources

On this page you will find useful Open Educational Resources (OERs) which will help you gain a better understanding of how to implement UDL within the classroom. Each OER is related to a checkpoint from the CAST UDL Framework.


Recruiting Interest 7.1

Encouraging Learner Autonomy

Recruiting Interest 7.2

Can They Do It in the Real World? Designing for Transfer of Learning

Designing for Transfer of Learning

Recruiting Interest 7.3

Uncovering Your Implicit Biases: An Exercise for Teachers

Interview with Hedreich Nichols – topic: how te engage all students even those who lack a strong sense of belonging

Uncovering Your Implicit Biases: An Exercise for Teachers

Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.1

Setting goals

Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.2

Virtual math manipulatives

Portal for virtual manipulatives for math

Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.3

Track moments of genuine connection

Strategy to efficiently and quickly build relationships with students through short but mindful interactions to make learners feel seen, valued and respected. Boosts motivation and facilitates coping skills

Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.4

Formative assessment tools

Collection of formative aassessment tools for the classroom

27 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Self Regulation 9.1

5 visualization techniques to help you reach your goals

Visualization: meaning, importance, techniques, tools.

Self Regulation 9.2

Help your students develop coping skills

Providing a model of self-regulatory skills is not sufficient for most learners. 

Build Students’ Coping Strategies in 6 Steps

Self Regulation 9.3

Teaching self regulation by modeling

Video on how to use modeling when teaching self-regulation – part of a series ‘How Learning happens’.




Perception 1.2, 1.3

Top ten tips on creating accessible video

With the tips in this one-page document, you will create high-quality, accessible videos that also engage learners and promote understanding.

Perception 1.3

Creating Accessible documents

This page is meant to be your entry point into the creation of accessible content with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs

Language & Symbols 2

Plain English guidelines at a glance

14 plain English tips informing you on how to make your document or webpage easier to read.

Language & Symbols 2.1

How can I make an online glossary?

When you want to build a feature-rich glossary fast, you’ll need a glossary maker. You can, of course, create a glossary from scratch using HTML code (Requires sign up).

How can I make an online glossary?

Language & Symbols 2.2

Sharing Content with Learners Remotely

This resource includes: a recording of a short webinar, slides with linked resources, and a Google document with more comprehensive resources.

Language & Symbols 2.3

Applying UDL in maths

At the UDL for FET Summer School 2020, Dave Mulvaney talks about how he applies the representation principle in his YouthReach math’s class. This video focuses on supporting decoding of mathematical language and notation as well as supporting engagement

Language & Symbols 2.4

Must Have Google Resources for Helping Students whose primary language is not the language of instruction

When you want to build a feature-rich glossary fast, you’ll need a glossary maker. You can, of course, create a glossary from scratch using HTML code (Requires sign up).

How can I make an online glossary?

Language & Symbols 2.5

Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer)

Comprehension 3.1

21 Ways to Build Background Knowledge—and Make Reading Skills Soar

Lots of strategies to help build background and prior knowledge about a topic to improve reading comprehension in any subject. Knowing more about a topic makes reading about it easier.

What Is Background Knowledge? (Plus 21 Ways To Build It)

Comprehension 3.2

How to create a concept map

Use a concept map maker to help others better understand and visualize various ideas and how they work (Requires sign up).

Comprehension 3.3

Tips to guiding information processing

For a student to transform information knowledge, they must have skills for processing that information. This website includes simple guidelines for supporting students to process information.

Comprehension 3.4

Can They Do It in the Real World? Designing for Transfer of Learning

This web article explains what we mean by teaching for transfer and provides a list of explained strategies for how to do that in the classroom.

Action & Expression


How to Universally Design Assessment Practices

Transform Your Assessment Practices Through UDL

Physical Action 4.1

Windows and Mac accesibility tools

Activating the accessibility options in the operating systems allow the proper interaction of people with some difficulty.

Physical Action 4.2

Virtual Keyboard in operative systems

Enabling the virtual keyboard allows to remove barriers in mobility and communication with the computer.

Expression & Communication 5.1

Canva – how to guide 

How to guide to use Canva to its best ability. Creating posters and presentations.

Expression & Communication 5.2

Animoto – how to guide 

How to use Animoto. Creating cartoons and images. You can get a basic free account but can pay for extra.

Expression & Communication 5.3

GSuite – How to Guide 

Google docs, slides, sheets, jam board, drive, calendar – how to use these tools to their fullest. 

Executive Functions 6.1

Eisenhower Matrix

Visual aid for teachers and students to delegate tasks.

Executive Functions 6.2

How a student changed her study habits by setting goals and managing time

Executive Functions 6.3

Data collection techniques

Executive Functions 6.3

Note taking techniques

Examples of different note taking techniques. Pros and cons.

Executive Functions 6.4

Formative assessment ideas

Ideas for formative assessment in the classroom.