GenA.I. in Teaching and Learning

Higher education has been abuzz with world like “ChatGPT,” “machine learning,” and “large language models.” So, what is artificial intelligence, or A.I., and what are the implications for these technologies for faculty who teach and students who learn at Dalhousie?

In this resource, you will find information you need to understand the basics of these technologies, talk with your students about artificial intelligence, and design assessments with A.I. in mind. One thing to keep in mind is that Dalhousie does not currently have an A.I. tool that's been through a Privacy Impact Assessment. Therefore, while you and students may choose to use it, instructors can't make A.I. a required part of their courses.

Finally, as this is an ever-growing resource about an ever-evolving tool, we welcome your feedback on aspects we could improve upon or elements we could add. Please contact us at

References and Supplemental Reading

Blouin, C. (2023). Guiding principles with respect to AI-driven tools for course delivery in the academic year 2023-2024. Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie Libraries (2023). Citation style guide: Citing artificial intelligence (AI). [Online resource.]

Eaton, L. (2023). Classroom policies for AI generative tools. [Collaborative online resource.]

Eaton, S. E. (2021). Plagiarism in higher education: Tackling tough topics in academic integrity. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Eaton, S. E. (2023). 6 tenets of postplagiarism: Writing in the age of artificial intelligence. Retrieved from

Faculty of Science (2023). Generative A.I. in teaching and learning. Dalhousie University.

Jiménez, K. P. (2023, July 14). Can AI be a positive influence on education?

Kanungo, A. (2023, 13 July). The green dilemma: Can AI fulfil its potential without harming the environment?

Liang, W., Yuksekgonul, M., Mao, Y., Wu, E., & Zou, J. (2023). GPT detectors are biased against non-native English writersPatterns, 4(7), 1-4. (2023, January 5). Ten facts about ChatGPTContact North | Contact Nord

UNESCO (2023). ChatGPT and artificial intelligence in higher education: Quick start guide.

Watson, G. P. L., & Eaton, S. E. (2023, February 17). AI tools don’t have to be the enemy of teaching and learningUniversity Affairs.

Williams, A., Miceli, M., & Gebru, T. (2022, October 13). The exploited labor behind artificial intelligenceNoema Magazine.