Being a student can be a challenging time. Thankfully there are many tools, aids and resources available to students! Knowing which tools we can use and when to use them appropriately is important. An example of a tool used in the classroom is a calculator. Calculators may be used for homework, in-class activities and/or during assessment to help students calculate formulas faster. With the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), there are now also AI tools (I.e., ChatGPT, Grammarly Go, QuillBot, etc.) accessible to students.
It is important to remember that not all tools and resources should be used for academic tasks.
Before you plan on using any tool or resource to help with your schoolwork, ask yourself:
1. Is the resource/tool allowed by the course instructor?
2. Is the resource/tool assisting or doing the work for you?
For additional guidance on whether to use ChatGPT or any AI tool, follow this helpful decision-making flow chart from the University of British Columbia. When in doubt, always ask your faculty if you can use a tool/resource.
Watch this video (1:11) to understand Conestoga's guidelines on using artificial intelligence: