Using AI to Generate Instructional Materials


Many instructors have used AI to generate instructional materials including varied examples, multiple explanations, low stakes testing content, summarize key themes in a course, rubric ideas, and more. Mollick and Mollick provide example AI prompts for the material types above and more strategies in their paper "Using AI to Implement Effective Teaching Strategies in Classrooms: Five Strategies, Including Prompts".

However, we encourage you to take caution with pasting student work or copyrighted materials into AI tools without the author's express consent. Many of the AI tools train on data inputs so the author's intellectual property may become part of the AI model without the author's consent. For details on United States copyright laws for instructors and students, review Fair Use and Copyright.

Also, it is important to scrutinize the output of the generative AI tool for accuracy prior to using the output. The tools may provide false information. Just like with student use, instructors should provide citations to other credible resources as necessary to support the information generated by the tool.

Instructors should also demonstrate responsible use of generative AI to their students by disclosing and citing their own use of generative AI. The RIT Libraries provides an InfoGuide on How to Cite Generative AI Tools in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.

For other considerations while using generative AI, review the page on generative AI from the RIT Information Security Office.

Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning to discuss course design using generative AI.

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Last Updated: 4/18/2024