Generative AI Resources and Events for Michigan State University

With the rapid uptake of the use of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, faculty, staff, and administration across the university have been working to develop workshops, presentations, and resources for educators that are specific to MSU. EDLI is compiling these opportunities on this post. If you have events or links to add to this list, please send them to Note this was most recently updated on:


  • Classroom Guides and General Resources
    • AI for Educators Training Module on D2L: This five-part module on D2L links to many of the MSU-specific policies and aggregates advice on how to approach course design and assessment in the age of generative AI.
    • Recommendations for Syllabus Language: This playlist on iTeach contains two documents, on that has long-form suggestions for syllabus language around generative AI and a second that contains brief sections of text that you can copy and paste into your syllabi.
    • Generative AI Use Codes: A proposed system of “Generative AI Use Codes” (GAUC) to provide clearer communication between instructors and students about the allowed level of generative AI assistance and desired degree of citation in academic tasks.
    • ChatGPT FAQ for MSU Educators: A broad overview FAQ about ChatGPT (and other generative AI) and MSU-specific policies.
  • University Policies
  • Learning Communities
    • iTeach MSU AI and Education Group: A hub for both external and internal resources (including many of those listed here) on generative AI and education, this group allows members to post their own content and comment on others’.
    • Learning Community Teams Channel for “Navigating AI and LLMs in the Classroom”: This Teams channel is the information and discussion hub for an AI in the classroom learning community for sharing experiences and developing classroom or research projects on generative AI in the classroom.

Upcoming Events

For all events related to Teaching and Learning, some of which may relate to AI, we recommend checking out the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation calendar.

AI Networking Event and Poster Session

Date: Fri, Nov 17 from 2-4pm
Location: MSU Union Ballroom

In efforts to advance research related to artificial intelligence and to foster collaboration across campus, MSU wants to learn more about how you use AI. The Office of Research and Innovation is hosting an AI networking event with a poster session and reception in the MSU Union Ballroom. This event is open to MSU faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and anyone in the MSU community who uses AI, or would like to learn more about how others on campus use this dynamic tooI. If you are interested in this topic but unable to attend, please fill out the registration form to get connected with future AI-related opportunities. 

Space is limited. Please register by November 3. Refreshments will be served.

Navigating AI in the Classroom Learning Community Meeting

Next General Meeting
Date: Thurs, Dec 7, 9-10am
Location: Hybrid; In person location 2110 STEM; contact for Zoom link.

See the description of the Learning Community above and join the Teams channel for specific agenda and other updates.

Recordings and Resources from Past Events

  • Webinar: Navigating ChatGPT/AI in the Classroom. (1 hour) Facilitated by Caitlin Kirby and Min Zhuang of EDLI on 8/25/23 as part of the Fall Educator Seminars, this workshop provides an overview of how students might use ChatGPT, including a discussion of AI detectors. We also share how instructors might modify their courses in the era of generative AI.
  • Webinar: An Introduction to Teaching and Generative AI. (2 hours) This webinar was co-facilitated by Stephen Thomas, Jeremy Van Hof, and Jake Kasper on 8/21/23. The first hour focused on general concepts and implications of generative AI (genAI) to teaching. The second hour was more open for exploration of tools and specific examples of curriculum. If you are not familiar with ChatGPT, you might sign up for a free account to get the most out of this part of the session (instructions below).
  • Webinar: Navigating ChatGPT in the Classroom Seminar at the MSU Educational Technology Summit 2023. (1 hour) You can find the video recording of this presentation on MediaSpace, and the video with all resources linked in the Ed Tech Summit D2L Site (the video is in the Tues Jun 6, 9:45am folder).
  • Filmed live event: Symposium on AI in Education and Academic Writing. (Videos of various length). This event was held on the MSU Campus in February 2023 and engaged more than 100 educators from around campus in conversation about this topic.

ChatGPT signup instructions

ChatGPT is a language model powered by AI that can generate human-like text based on input.
– A computer or mobile device with internet access.
– A web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.).
a. Open your preferred web browser.
b. Navigate to
Create an Account
a. Look for the “Create Account” button/link on the ChatGPT website.
b. Provide an email address and create a password for your account.
c. Follow the instructions to complete the registration process.
Verify email address
Check your email inbox for a verification link and click on it to confirm your account if email verification is required.
Select plan
Choose the appropriate plan (e.g., free or paid) that suits your needs. For this workshop, the free tier will be sufficient.
Try it out!
After completing the signup process and selecting a plan, you can access ChatGPT through your account on the website. That’s it! Once you’ve signed up for ChatGPT, you can explore its interface and start generating text by entering prompts.