Generative AI


We’ve seen headlines and discussions around ChatGPT, but it is only one of many generative AI tools. These generative AI tools produce new, original content from user prompts. ChatGPT and similar tools generate text, while others can generate images, audio, video, and other outputs.



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This site features examples of generative AI use specific to humanities teaching and research. For non-discipline-specific information, see UCLA’s Guidance for the Use of Generative AI.

Thousands of AI tools exist, and more are released each day. To avoid overwhelm, we’ll focus on just a few that are representative of other tools out there.

Slide/presentation generation tools like Tome and ChatBA create presentations based on user input.

Image generation tools like DALL·E (and DALL·E 2) and

Transcription generation tools like Otter

Sound and music generation tools like AIVA and

Text generation tools like ChatGPT and Poe


See the gifs below demonstrating Tome and DALL·E.

Tome for presentation slides (click to enlarge)
I entered “disability history” as the topic

DALL·E for image generation (click to enlarge)
I typed “digital art, woman with prosthetic leg and blue hair, sunshine”

Multimodal Resources

* EPIC Resource: Making a Transcript with Otter by Dr. Katie Healey



Using Generative AI in the Classroom

Below are a number of strategies and resources for using tools like ChatGPT in your courses.




* EPIC Resource: Designing Transparent AI Assignments Workshop
This workshop highlighted the importance of transparency in designing assignments that use generative AI. It explored practical strategies for incorporating ethical considerations and ensuring fairness in AI-based assignments while promoting student engagement and learning outcomes. Session facilitated by Drs. Lisa Felipe and Katie Healey.

* EPIC Resource: Generative AI Prompts and Assignments for the Writing Classroom by Arielle Stambler, EPIC Graduate Student Researcher

* EPIC Resource: ChatGPT and Language Instruction by Haider Shahbaz, EPIC-Lang Graduate Student Researcher


AI in Action Workshop Series

AI in Action is a series of discussions and workshops aimed to help instructors explore the potential of artificial intelligence in teaching. These events were a collaboration between UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), the Center for Education, Innovation, and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms program (EPIC), Online Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Bruin Learn Center of Excellence (CoE), Writing Programs, and Humanities Technology (HumTech).

View the kick off video, Exploring AIs Potential in Teaching and Learning. 

UCLA Resources

View the town hall, “What is ChatGPT, and how does it relate to UCLA’s academic mission?”, featuring guest speakers Drs. Safiya Noble, Ramesh Srinivasan, and John Villasenor.

Additional Resources

Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools – Shared resource for sample classroom policies created by educator Lance Eaton.

Lesson Plan: Teaching and Learning in the Era of ChatGPT – New York Times

ChatGPT Resources for Faculty – University of Pittsburgh

AI Text Generators and Teaching Writing: Starting Points for Inquiry – In-depth resource including spreadsheet of experimental essays created with ChatGPT, compiled by Professor Anna Mills.