Instructional Design

Free Generative AI for Education: Three Tools to Get Started

Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2024
Time: 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

What can you do for free with generative artificial intelligence (AI) to foster innovative teaching and student engagement? We’ll provide short demos of free versions of tools based on OpenAI’s latest language model (ChatGPT-4o and Microsoft Copilot using Bing and the Edge browser sidebar) and a search engine that uses AI to provide answers to questions in a conversational format (

New Instructor? Start Here!

Date: Mon, Aug 5, 2024
Time: 09:00 AM - 09:55 AM

Learn about Missouri Online’s teaching, design, and technology support services available to you as you embark on your journey as a new instructor in the University of Missouri System. Design Services will provide brief overviews of:

  • Course design and creative services
  • Supported teaching tools
  • Trainings and certifications
  • Faculty development programs and resources

Basics of using AI for your classes

Date: Mon, Aug 5, 2024
Time: 01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

Generative AI (like ChatGPT, Bing, and Claude) is changing teaching and learning. In this session, we will try to cover some of the most common areas of concern and answer your questions. Topics covered in this session include:

  • University policy regarding AI
  • What to include in your syllabus and assignment instructions
  • Update on AI text detection
  • Suggested tools
  • Teaching tips

AI Plagiarism, Cheating and Academic Integrity

Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Plagiarism and cheating with AI is a continuing concern. In this session we:

  • Consider different ways AI can be used for plagiarism and cheating
  • Talk about the AI text detectors and their deficiencies
  • Discuss non-technological ways of looking for AI-generated content
  • Strategies for approaching AI cheating with students
  • Discuss the current UM policies regarding unauthorized use of artificially generated content.

Accessibility in your Canvas Course and UDOIT

Date: Wed, Aug 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

A commitment to equitable teaching must extend to students with disabilities. In this session, we will discuss why you should not wait until you receive an accommodation request to design a learning experience that is inclusive of students with visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive disabilities. You will have an opportunity to practice identifying and addressing potential accessibility barriers in Word documents, PowerPoint slide decks, and Canvas pages. We will also introduce UDOIT Advantage, a tool for scanning your Canvas site, finding and addressing accessibility barriers, and even providing alternate formats for your course materials.