ChatGPT & AI Resources

What is Generative AI

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is a term that refers to a type of “AI algorithms that can create a variety of content types—including alphabetic text, images, and sound—based on patterns it has identified within a data set.” (Dobrin, 2023, p. 7) This allows the algorithm, once trained, to produce a wide variety of content.  As of early 2023, several open-source (free to all) language models, were made available, including the well-known ChatGPT. 

AI resources to support teaching and learning

Artificial intelligence technology is readily available to the public and is currently being integrated into more tools our students use such as Grammarly, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, search engines, etc.. It is important to consider if and how you will allow your students to use generative AI in your courses.   

The Teaching Centre and the Library are working together with SEARS and faculty to create updated resources to support teaching and learning in a world of AI. These resources will be updated regularly given the rapid adoption and constant changes in these technologies.

The University of Lethbridge Library AI for faculty LIB guide hosts the most up to date information on how to manage AI use in your courses.



Seven Major Developments in AI and the Assessment of Learning
March 6, 2023

Five Steps to Leverage ChatGPT in Your Teaching
March 6,2023

Is ChatGPT Triggering a New or Transformed Pedagogy?
March 7, 2023

How ChatGPT Can Help Foster Purposeful Learning 
March 7, 2023

Rethinking university writing pedagogy in a world of ChatGPT
A solution may be found in focusing on the process of writing, rather than the final product.

CEO of ChatGPT maker responds to schools' plagiarism concerns: 'We adapted to calculators and changed what we tested in math class'
Aaron Mok  | Jan 19, 2023, 10:47 AM

A College Kid Built an App That Sniffs Out Text Penned by AI
Tony Ho Tran Deputy Editor, Innovation & Tech
Updated Jan. 04, 2023 6:26PM ET / Published Jan. 04, 2023 5:19PM ET

How to spot AI-generated text
By Melissa Heikkiläarchive page | December 19, 2022

“Riding a Racehorse Through a Field of Concepts"
What it’s like to write a book with an A.I,


4 Ways ChatGPT Can Benefit Students Right Now
Bonnie Nieves
Builder of Relationships & Bridges | Co-constructor of Knowledge
Published Jan 8, 2023

Will ChatGPT Destroy Secondary English? Will AI this savvy harm or help education?
Kelly Treleaven | December 15, 2022

AI Can Save Writing by Killing “The College Essay”
Steve Krause Posted on December 10, 2022

Why I’m not Worried about the New AI Tools
Spark Creativity Blog | December 14, 2022

AI technology may be the answer to future education disruptors

AI Technology and Academic Integrity
York U page for faculty relating to AI technology

A Snapshot of AI Tools to Create and Curate Content in Higher Education

Balancing AI Exploration: Educator Best Practices for Student AI Interaction​
Published on: Sep 22, 2023, Last Updated on: Dec 28, 2023


AI Engines

  1. chatGPT 
    OptimizingLanguage Models for Dialogue
  2. DALL-E (image generation)
    DALL·E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.
  3. MidJourney (character image generation)
    Join the Midjourney community on Discord or the Web, where thousands collaborate to create new worlds, fantastic characters, and unique imagery from short text descriptions.
  4. BARD (Google AI)
    Bard seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models. It draws on information from the web to provide fresh, high-quality responses
  5. Whisper
    Whisper is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system trained on 680,000 hours of multilingual and multitask supervised data collected from the web.
    AI Math Learning App
  7. Jasper
    Artificial intelligence makes it fast & easy to create content for your blog, social media, website, and more! 
  8. Writer
    Generative AI built for your business
  9. Moonbeam
    Moonbeam: your long-form writing AI assistant

Other AI Engine

  1. Top 10 Open Source Artificial Intelligence Software in 2021
  2. The Best 7 Free and Open-Source Artificial Intelligence Software


Artificial Intelligence in Education 
What will AI mean to the future of education?
*contains many other links*


AI Text Generators
Sources to Stimulate Discussion among Teachers

Compiled by Anna Mills for the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse as part of a larger resource collection: AI and Teaching Writing: Starting Points for Inquiry.
Licensed CC BY NC 4.0.

Contact North AI Resources
AI in Higher Education Resource Hub

AI in Higher Education Resource Hub

University of Waterloo - Writing and Communication Centre 
Using ChatGPT and other Text-Generating Artificial Intelligence (GenAI)


StrictlyVC in conversation with Sam Altman, part two (OpenAI)

Canadian universities crafting ChatGPT policies as French school bans AI program

AI and the Future of Learning

Creative Solutions to New Problems
A.J. Juliani


ChatGPT & Education
designed by Torrey Trust Ph.D
College of Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst
This work is licensed under BY NC 4.0
NOTE: This slide deck is a work in progress and will continue to be updated as new ChatGPT resources, research and ideas are published


Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools
This resource is created by Lance Eaton for the purposes of sharing and helping other instructors see the range of policies available by other educators to help in the development of their own for navigating AI-Generative Tools (such as ChatGPT, MidJourney, Dall-E, etc)


Artificial Intelligence: A discussion for Educations
Christina DiMicelli



Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: A Practical Approach
Edited By Prathamesh Padmakar Churi, Shubham Joshi, Mohamed Elhoseny, Amina OmraneChuri, P.P., Joshi, S., Elhoseny, M., & Omrane, A. (Eds.). (2022). Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: A Practical Approach (1st ed.). CRC Press.



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