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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Teaching

Time limit: 731 days


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Course Description

This digital course, called Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Teaching will cover basic information you need to help you think through how new tools like ChatGPT, Bing AI, DALL-E, and others will affect your teaching. After learning some basics about how these tools work, you'll be given the opportunity to think through ways to incorporate and/or deter AI in your assignments and activities.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this digital course, you will be able to:

  • Explain generally how AI-based technology works
  • Analyze the benefits and risks of using different AI-based tools in your classes
  • Begin planning for how you will incorporate and/or deter AI-based tools in your classes


  1. AI Basics
  2. Explore Categories of AI-Based Tools
  3. Plan for Your Classes


This digital course consists of three lessons, which altogether will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Additional resources or tips for further exploration are provided at the end of each lesson. Each lesson culminates in a knowledge check to confirm what you have learned and move on to the next lesson.

Intended Audience

UMD faculty, staff, and graduate students.


Once you have engaged with all of the pages and completed all of the assignments in this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Open Learning. If you have questions or issues receiving your certificate of completion, please email

Keep an eye out for announcements to come soon about similar offerings from the University of Maryland's Teaching Academy. Once the Teaching Academy is live, you will be able to apply your completion of this digital course towards that non-credit certificate program!

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