Higher Education students that have identified themselves as experiencing stress and/or anxiety and depression have risen. Also, with many students opting for online or digital learning opportunities, identifying and fulfilling adult learners' needs is critical. Quality instructional design aimed at enhancing their achievement and self-empowerment, specifically in a time where students are experiencing anxiety, is essential to support students in learning content, and ultimately increase graduation rates. Students with anxiety often demonstrate behaviors such as inconsistency, poor relationships, lack of engagement and motivation, and lower working memory. A connection is made between the educational behaviors of students with anxiety and specific supports that can be implemented in digital formats.