Teaching Resources

FACET promotes and facilitates effective pedagogical approaches to enrich student learning.

ChatGPT and AI-Generated Assignments

ChatGPT and tools providing artificial intelligence-generated content present a significant challenge to the teaching and learning environment, a challenge that will continue throughout the spring semester and beyond. Towson University’s response to these tools is evolving based on new developments and experiences that faculty have shared with us. 

Teaching Resources for AI

FACET is holding an event on Tuesday, February 14 from 12 – 1:30 p.m., during which we will hear from panelists and from many of you about ideas for assignment design, syllabus language, and other topics related to AI-generated assignments. In-person attendance is now full, but please join us virtually, if you can.  

A second, follow-up event on Monday, April 3 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. will allow for discussion of the impact of ChatGPT based on lessons learned over the course of the semester. 

There are many models for syllabus language that reflect different approaches to use of AI in teaching and learning. FACET has developed sample language that you may choose to use in your syllabus. As always, before using this or modifying it for your courses, please check with your Department to see if there are already syllabus guidelines in place for AI content.

View sample language for Syllabi

When designing your assignments and assessments, whether you are prohibiting use of AI in assignments or allowing it within prescribed situations, you may want to make changes in light of ChatGPT.  

Please visit the Blackboard One-Stop Shop for additional resources, including sample assignments, syllabus language, and discussions of problems and solutions, which will be updated throughout the semester.

Blackboard Resources


Are you looking for resources for designing and teaching using Blackboard? Would you like to explore your options for building courses on Blackboard?

Please visit the One-Stop-Shop:

  1. Log in to Blackboard
  2. On the Main Menu, scroll down to “Organizations” 
  3. Click on One-Stop-Shop Resources for Faculty

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Resources on most requested topics

Based on our needs assessment survey (240 respondents), we’ve collected resources on the most requested teaching topics: