Students are responsible for creating an account at www.udeducation.org and learning how to use the course website. There are no required sign in times so students may access the course at any time during the posted access window. For courses with a textbook, students are responsible for receiving delivery of the course textbook listed on the course page prior to the start of the course. Any additional required reading material and/or videos will be provided. Students are responsible for keeping up to date on any announcements posted on the course website or communicated via email.
Students are responsible for completing all materials posted on the course website before the course end date. This may include completing reading assignments, watching videos, completing and uploading assignments, and completing any additional research needed to complete the assigned tasks. Tests which are not completed within the time allotted will be automatically submitted. If your course contains other assignments, submissions after the recommended deadline are not penalized but those who do not complete an assignment before the course end date will not receive a certificate of completion.
Students are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary computer technology for accessing this website and content. Refer to the “system requirements” section of this page.
The passing percentage on tests varies with each test, and is listed for each course prior to purchase. Students must answer the stated number of questions correctly within the time limit specified. Test questions will be scored as either correct or incorrect. Partial credit will not be provided. Students may re-take any test one time. Students may review tests after grading to see the correct answers and other additional feedback. If a test or course materials are found to have an error or errors which caused a failing score, students are responsible for notifying us using the information on the contact page within one week of taking the test. We will make every effort to rectify any inaccurate scores or correct any misleading information, but we reserve the right to determine what scores constitute a passing grade.
For “interactive” courses containing assignments, students must complete each task to the instructor’s satisfaction (with a grade above 70%) to receive a certificate of completion. The instructor will comment on your submission on the assignment’s page and/or via email if they require revisions to the assignment before issuing a certificate of completion. See our grading rubric for additional guidance.
Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, a certificate of completion will be provided on the course website. Students may access certificates for expired courses anytime on the My Profile page.
Unless otherwise specified, online courses are not valid for university credit.
Students who pay the required registration fees may participate in the same course more than once; however, the certificate of completion and associated credits are only valid once for each course. Additionally, students may be restricted from receiving a certificate of completion for courses whose content overlaps a course already completed.
The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), provider # F193. Courses which offer credit toward the AIA/CES program are identified accordingly and list the number of learning units (LU) and/or health, safety, and welfare learning units (LU|HSW) if applicable.
Course attendance will only be reported to the AIA for students who provide their AIA membership number within 10 days of completion of the course. A form has been provided for this purpose at the completion of every course. Alternatively, students may email the course instructor with their membership number.
Architects licensed in the United States of America may also receive credit, even if they are not AIA members. Most, if not all state boards accept certificates of completion for AIA registered courses, although some states may cap the number of hours in one particular subject area. Familiarize yourself with your local state board’s requirements.
The AIA has not approved or endorsed any course; any material of construction; or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services may be addressed at the conclusion of a course. In order to maintain high-quality learning experiences, the AIA has developed its own evaluation of these courses. Students can evaluate this course by logging into the AIA’s CES discovery and clicking on the Course Evaluation link.
Courses are not registered with any other provider, unless otherwise specified. While some students have self-reported attendance of certain courses to state occupational therapy boards and received credit or partial credit, we cannot guarantee acceptance of these courses. We are not an AOTA provider.
Students are responsible for accessing and maintaining access to a computer with the necessary input devices, a broadband internet connection, and the latest versions of the internet browsers listed below.
All courses are optimized for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome internet browsers on Windows 10 and Mac OS X. However, certain user-installed browser plugins may interfere with proper operation of the site. Some users experience video playback difficulty on Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari internet browsers; therefore, we do not recommend these browsers. Users must also have software which can read Adobe PDF documents, such as Adobe Reader.
All courses are optimized for use on a desktop or laptop running Windows or Mac OS X operating systems. While courses may function on certain handheld devices such as tablets or smartphones, we cannot guarantee full functionality on these devices.
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York has a strict “No Refunds” policy regarding all courses purchased on UDEducation.org. We make every effort to provide as much information as possible regarding course content and learning objectives and we provide feedback mechanisms to ensure those goals are achieved.
This strict policy is necessary due to the nature of digital document information. Without this policy, students could take advantage by quickly copying course content before asking for a refund. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York makes every reasonable effort to make course content available in accessible formats. However, due to the great diversity of society and the range of abilities and learning styles around the globe, and the variety of computer software and internet browsers, we cannot always anticipate every possible need. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations and ensure accommodations can be made in a way that is consistent with our educational standards and U.S. copyright law. The University at Buffalo, State University of New York is responsible for determining the reasonableness of a request.
Students believing they may need accommodations are responsible for inquiring about the accessibility of any course materials and the types of accommodations we may be able to make. Please contact us for all inquiries prior to enrolling in a course. No refunds will be granted for inaccessibility of course materials when students have failed to contact us prior to enrollment or when all reasonable accommodations have been made.
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York is committed to the ideal of universal Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all university constituents and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable state and federal guidelines.
We want to hear your experiences with accessibility on UDEducation.org. To report issues or suggest improvements, please contact us.
The University at Buffalo recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit UB websites. This policy describes the University at Buffalo’s privacy practices regarding information collected from users of specific University at Buffalo websites.
The words “use” or “using” in this Agreement, means any time an individual (user), directly or indirectly, with or without the aid of a machine or device, does or attempts to access, interact with, use, display, view, print or copy from the UDEducation.org site, receive data from the UDEducation.org site, or in any way utilizes, benefits, takes advantage of or interacts with any function, service or feature of the UDEducation.org site, for any purpose whatsoever. This Agreement does not cover your rights or responsibilities with respect to third party content or any links on the UDEducation.org site that may direct your browser or your internet connection to third party web sites or web pages.
1. Ownership and Proprietary Rights
All courses and course materials are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display, and use of any course materials without written permission of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York is prohibited. Reproduction, distribution, displays, and use of content from any textbook without the express written permission of its authors and publisher is prohibited.
The UDEducation.org site, including all content, media and materials, all software, code, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video material, media files, artwork, graphic material, articles, databases, proprietary information, writings, spoken statements, music, video recordings, audio-visual works and recordings, slides, portraits, animated and/or motion pictures, caricatures, likenesses, vocal or other sounds, sound recordings, voices, voice reproductions, computer graphics and visual effects, as well as any accompanying documentation, packaging or other materials, tangible or intangible, and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the UDEducation.org site, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and ‘look and feel’ and arrangement of items, and all derivative works, translations, adaptations or variations of same, regardless of the medium, broadcast medium, format or form, now known or hereinafter developed or discovered, and regardless of where produced, on location, in a studio or elsewhere, in black-and-white or in colors, alone or in conjunction with other works, characters, real or imaginary, in any part of the world (all of the foregoing, individually and/or collectively, is referred to herein as “Content”), are the property of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and/or its affiliates, and their authorized advertisers, licensors, suppliers, service providers, promotional partners and/or sponsors. All Content on the UDEducation.org site is legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign laws, regulations and treaties. As such, you should assume that all Content contained in the UDEducation.org site is either the copyrighted property of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, unless otherwise noted, or are the copyrighted property of third parties.
The brands, names, logos, trade names, trademarks, service marks and other distinctive identifications (collectively “Marks”) on or of the UDEducation.org site, including, without limitation, University at Buffalo logo and or stylized UDEducation.org logo are the trademarks and intellectual property of and proprietary to University at Buffalo, State University of New York. You have no right to use any of these Marks or any confusingly similar marks for any purpose without the express prior written consent of University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
2. License and Site Access
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York authorizes you to access content and grants you the limited right and license to use the UDEducation.org site solely for your non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable and limited personal use and for no other purpose whatsoever. You may download one single hard copy of content displayed on the UDEducation.org site for non-commercial, personal use only. You must not alter, delete or conceal any copyright or other legal notices contained on the UDEducation.org site, including notices on any content you display, print or reproduce from the UDEducation.org site. Unless we explicitly and specifically notify you otherwise in writing, you shall not, nor will you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, sell, upload, transmit, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party Web site) or otherwise use, any content without the express prior written consent of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the UDEducation.org site or its content; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the UDEducation.org site or its content; any downloading or copying of membership information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, web scraper, spider, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The UDEducation.org site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any marks or content (including page layout, or form) on the UDEducation.org site without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing UDEducation.org marks without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
As an express condition of your use of the UDEducation.org site, you warrant to us that you will not use the UDEducation.org site for any unlawful purpose or purpose prohibited by this Agreement or the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction in which you live or reside. Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any Content, including use in contravention of this Agreement, may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any of the Content. UDEducation.org makes no representation that any content is legal or appropriate for use outside of the United States of America or that it is authorized for export from the United States of America or for import into any foreign country. You are solely responsible for complying with all import and export laws and regulations and all applicable laws of any jurisdiction inside and outside of the United States of America from which you may access the UDEducation.org site.
3. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. Accordingly, the University at Buffalo, State University of New York has adopted the following Intellectual Property Compliance Policy. If you or any user of the UDEducation.org site believes its copyright, trademark, or other property rights (IP Rights) have been infringed, the IP Rights owner (Complaining Party) should send notification to our Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
- A physical or electronic signature of the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party;
- Identification of the IP Rights claimed to have been infringed;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be subject to infringing activity on the Complaining Party’s IP Rights that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such materials;
- A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, agent, or by law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, the Complaining Party or such person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party is the owner of an exclusive IP Right that is allegedly infringed.
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) (“DMCA”), our Designated Agent for notice of claims of IP Rights infringement can be reached as indicated below.
Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Click here for contact information.
On notice, we will act expeditiously to review and if necessary to remove content on the UDEducation.org site that infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to the UDEducation.org site and its services of anyone who uses them to infringe repeatedly the intellectual property rights of others. Any such removal will be without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the Complaining Party will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the DMCA. We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously.
4. Accuracy of Information and Product Descriptions
We try to assure the accuracy of all information displayed on the UDEducation.org site, but it is possible that the information contains errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. In particular, with respect to product information, we have tried to ensure the information provided is accurate. Despite our best efforts, some of such information may contain errors. We are not liable for any harm caused or related to any such errors.
5. Hyperlinks to Third Party Sites
Any non-personal content you provide to the UDEducation.org site by email, including, but not limited to, feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like (collectively “Information”), shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we assume no obligation to protect such Information from disclosure. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that if you submit any such Information to us, it shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas by University at Buffalo, State University of New York, this UDEducation.org site and our affiliates, for any purpose whatever, and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such Information without restriction.
6. Rules of Conduct
Your use of the UDEducation.org site is subject to all applicable local, state, national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under your User ID. You shall not use, allow, or enable others to use the UDEducation.org site, or knowingly condone use of the UDEducation.org site by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to:
- be libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may appear to impersonate anyone else;
- affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the UDEducation.org site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the UDEducation.org site, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the UDEducation.org site;
- send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing”;
- be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial or any other form of compensation or through linking with any other web site or web pages;
- transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, time bombs, cancel-bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;
- forge any TCP/IP packet header or part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting for any reason;
- violate any laws, regulations (including, without limitation, laws regarding the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States of America), judicial or governmental order, any treaties or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise;
- gain unauthorized access to the UDEducation.org site, other users’ accounts, names, User IDs, personally identifiable information or other computers, Web sites or Web pages, connected or linked to the UDEducation.org site or to use the UDEducation.org site in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
- modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of the UDEducation.org site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the UDEducation.org site by any other person, firm or enterprise; or collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, posted by or concerning any other person, firm or enterprise, in connection with their or your use of the UDEducation.org site, unless you have obtained the express, prior permission of such other person, firm or enterprise to do so.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold UDEducation.org owners, licensees, and affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, advertisers, service providers and suppliers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this Agreement by you, or resulting from your Postings or any content you provide, submit or make available on or through the UDEducation.org site or your unauthorized use of any Content. The University at Buffalo, State University of New York reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
7. Disclaimer and Limitations of Liability
The UDEducation.org site and all materials, and products thereon are made available on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, or any guaranty or assurance the UDEducation.org site will be available for use, or that all products, features, functions or operations will be available or perform as described. Without limiting the foregoing, the University at Buffalo, State University of New York is not responsible or liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of the UDEducation.org site. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timeliness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of the UDEducation.org site.
You understand and agree that, to the fullest extent permissible by law, the UDEducation.org site, owners, licensees or, any of its affiliates, or their respective successors and assigns, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, operational service providers, advertisers, or suppliers, shall not be liable for any loss or damage, of any kind, direct or indirect, in connection with or arising from use of the UDEducation.org site or from this agreement, including, but not limited to, compensatory, consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages.
Notwithstanding any claim that a sole or exclusive remedy which is provided in this Agreement may or does fail of its essential purpose, you specifically acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any loss or damage shall be to have UDEducation.org, upon written notice from you to us, attempt to repair, correct or replace any deficient Product under this Agreement and, if repair, correction or replacement is not reasonably commercially practicable for UDEducation.org, we agree to refund any monies actually paid by you for the Product involved and to terminate and discontinue your use of the UDEducation.org site. You further understand and acknowledge the capacity of the UDEducation.org site, in the aggregate and for each user, is limited. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of certain warranties or certain limitations on damages and remedies, accordingly some of the exclusions and limitations described in this Agreement may not apply to you.
8. Ads and Malware
We take great care and pride in creating the UDEducation.org site. We are always on the lookout for technical glitches that effect how the UDEducation.org site works. When we find them on our end, we will fix them. Unfortunately, your personal computer may cause some glitches that effect how you see the UDEducation.org site — and that is totally beyond our control.
If you experience any unusual behavior, content, or ads on the UDEducation.org site, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware — short for malicious software — is a term used to broadly classify a form of software which is installed in a computer system with malicious intentions, usually without the owner’s knowledge or permission. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the UDEducation.org site is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your personal computer may interfere with your experience on the UDEducation.org site and on other sites that you visit. If you do discover any Malware on your system, we suggest you speak with a qualified computer technician.
9. International Use
Although the UDEducation.org site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials thereon are lawful, appropriate, or available for use in locations outside the United States of America, and accessing them from territories where its content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the UDEducation.org site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with the UDEducation.org site is void where prohibited.
10. Contests, Sweepstakes, Auctions and Promotions
From time to time, the University at Buffalo, State University of New York or its affiliates or its operational service providers, suppliers, and advertisers, may conduct promotions on or through the UDEducation.org site, including, without limitation, auctions, contests and sweepstakes (collectively “Promotions”). Each Promotion may have additional terms and/or rules which will be posted on the UDEducation.org site or otherwise made available to you and, for purposes of each Promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of this Agreement.
11. Miscellaneous Terms
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other provisions and this Agreement will be deemed amended to the extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive termination of this Agreement; provided, however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of the UDEducation.org site, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause of action arose).
This Agreement and your use of the UDEducation.org site shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in that State, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State of New York and agree you will not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non convenience or otherwise; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that the University at Buffalo, State University of New York has the sole right and discretion to commence and prosecute an action against you in connection with this Agreement, in your home jurisdiction. To the extent it may be applicable, you agree to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.
In any action or proceeding commenced to enforce any right or obligation of the parties under this agreement, your use of the UDEducation.org site or with respect to the subject matter hereof, to the maximum extent of the law, you hereby waive any right you may now have or hereafter possess to a trial by jury.
A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
The headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. Where text requires, words in the singular shall be deemed to include the plural and vice-versa, and words of any gender shall be deemed to include all genders.