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Universal Design for Learning

Collaborative Activity 1 (Discussion): Introduce Yourself

Please go to your LMS's discussion board, if available, and introduce yourself by sharing:

1) Something about you and your work.

You are also invited to include a land acknowledgement for where you work or live. This interactive map identifies the traditional territory a city/town sits on: in a new window Similarly, the Map of Ontario treaties and reserves | Opens in a new windowOntario.caOpens in a new window allows you to look at the treaties governing your town or city in detail. You may also wish to refer to this “Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional TerritoryOpens in a new window” from the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

You may want to try this name pronunciation tool that can also be added to your email signature: in a new window

2) Something that is important to you and your life outside of work.

3) The answer to this question: If time, money, technology, and other barriers no longer existed, what is your vision for an ideal learning environment?

Note: You are very welcome to submit your response in a way that works for you: audio, video, image, etc. Please ensure that whatever you submit is accessible to everyone. For example, you could add an effective alt-text to images or think about video captions. Here are some resources that might be helpful:

Feel free to explore the visions of some of your course colleagues. What are some commonalities in your boundary-free visions for learners? What are some differences?

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