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Reflections on Universal Design for Learning in Online Environments

This poster is part of the Distance Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session hosted by the ACRL DLS Instruction Committee. We encourage you to ask questions and engage in discussion on this poster! Authors will respond to comments between April 1-5.


Samuel R. Putnam, University of Florida and Caroline Reed, University of Florida

Poster Description:

As as a librarian creating online instruction at a large public university, I am responsible for creating instruction that is engaging, effective, and accessible to all students. This poster explores my reflections on creating online instruction while using Universal Design for Learning guidelines to design inclusive and accessible course content.


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About the Presenters

Samuel R. Putnam is an engineering librarian at the University of Florida where he is the mechanical and aerospace engineering liaison and director of the MADE@UF virtual reality development space. His work focuses on innovative instruction to teach information literacy, incorporating virtual reality, podcasting, social media, design thinking, and active learning.

Caroline Reed, University Writing Program, University of Florida


  1. I love this presentation! I love using UDL in my design process, but have never used this UDL rubric (checkpoints) that you all apply. Do you all have a link to the UDL rubric or did you design this yourself?

  2. Thanks for sharing! The video on slide 24 seems to be blocked. Can you share more about what that video contains?

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