Additional resources

General resources on ChatGPT and other generative AI tools

  • Slides from Dr. Torrey Trust from University of Massachusetts Amherst: talks about what ChatGPT is, what it can do and can’t do (yet), and ideas for assessment design. Also has links to many other useful resources.
  • The Sentient Syllabus Project, by Boris Steipe and others: includes suggestions for learning objectives, learning activities, and syllabus language in an era of generative AI. Includes three principles that faculty may wish to share with students: “(1) An AI cannot pass this course; (2) AI contributions must be attributed and true; (3) The use of AI tools should be open and documented.”
  • AI Text Generators and Teaching Writing: Starting Points for Inquiry: a set of frequently-updated resources and links created by Anna Mills, hosted through the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse.
  • Generative Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Teaching and Learning, from Monash University: suggestions for how to talk with students about generative AI, sample language for class guidelines around AI use, suggestions for assessment design, and more.
  • Teaching Writing in the Age of AI, a series of five posts by Leon Furze on topics such as academic integrity, suggestions for assignment design for those that teach writing, and more. The link goes to the final post, which has links to the first four as well.
  • Quick Start Guide to AI and Writing, a list of frequently-updated resources on various topics, from a Modern Language Association & Conference on College Composition and Communication joint task force on writing and AI.

How Large Language Models work

Ethical considerations around generative AI writing tools

Assessment design and class guidelines

Sample generative AI tools

Futurepedia has a very extensive list of AI tools, updated daily. We note here just a few of the many.

Generative AI writing tools

  • Moonbeam: supports writing longer texts such as blog posts, articles, essays, and more.
  • Sudowrite: creates first drafts based on concepts, users can ask it to describe, expand, rewrite, provide feedback, and more.
  • Quillbot: provides a way to paraphrase and summarize inputted text, among other functions.
  • Rytr: generates text according to templates such as blog posts, stories, emails; rewords, expands, shortens text
  • Wordtune: generates text, rewords, paraphrases, expands text; also has a function that summarizes videos in YouTube
  • Writesonic: generates text, summarizes articles, paraphrases, and more
  • Search engines with chat functions, such as Bing AI Search Engine,, and

Tools that provide support for research

  • Elicit: can find relevant papers without perfect keyword match, summarize takeaways from the paper specific to a question, and extract key information from the papers
  • NaimAI: helps with literature reviews by searching for articles according to keywords. Can also generate a literature review.
  • Semantic Scholar: searches several publishers and preprint servers to provide academic papers relevant to a query, along with short TLDR summaries, abstracts, citations; also has a reader that provides tables of contents, highlights key points, and more
  • can summarize long documents such as PDFs, answer questions about them, and also support writing based on the content of those documents

Tools for generating code

  • Github Copilot: suggests code and functions in real time based on context in comments and previous code.
  • Tabnine: similar to Copilot, with a few differences including the claim to only train the models on open source code with licenses that permit such use.

Tools for generating images

  • DALL-E 2: OpenAI’s image text to image bot; free for those who registered before April 6, 2023, otherwise paid
  • Nightcafe: free for lower-resolution images; otherwise requires credits (some are provided free)
  • Stable Diffusion: free image generator through a web interface that generates multiple images based on a single prompt
  • Craiyon: free tier that takes longer to generate images; paid tier produces them faster
  • Scribble Diffusion: generates images based on a user-inputted sketch plus text

Tools for generating presentations

  • Tome: generates presentations based on text or even a short prompt, complete with AI-generated images
  • has a “designer bot” that can generate images or text or revise text for slides

Tools for creating or editing videos

  • AI-generated videos using AI-generated art, based on uploaded images or video, and music added by the user.
  • Descript: edit videos by editing text transcripts, including cutting, removing filler words, changing words, and more

Other tools

  • Goblin Tools: “a collection of small, simple, single-task tools, mostly designed to help neurodivergent people with tasks they find overwhelming or difficult” (from the About page)