AI and assessments
Generative Artificial Intelligence tools (or GenAI) use AI to turn your prompts into detailed and, often, well-written answers. Other GenAI tools can create images or videos in the same way. You may have heard of some of these tools, including ChatGPT, Google Bard, Midjourney and Dall-E.
GenAI is having a big impact on education, and we want you to know we are aware of how it can support your learning. We also know it can put your learning at risk if used poorly or inappropriately.
What is inappropriate use?
The purpose of an assessment is for you to show us what you know or can do in relation to the course requirements. Getting AI to do the 'knowing' or 'doing' for you means we can not tell if you have done the required learning.
If you submit what an AI has generated and pretend or claim that you created it alone, that is dishonest (i.e. plagiarism) and is inappropriate use.
Inappropriate use of GenAI tools fits within the current Wintec | Te Pūkenga policies, meaning you can be subject to the impacts of Academic Misconduct:
What is appropriate use?
Appropriate use would be to use your own words and/or to reference any AI-generated quotes or paraphrases.
There are an increasing number of ways that you can use GenAI to help support your learning. Here are the first steps that we recommend:
- Check the assessment instructions and/or ask your kaiako (tutor) to see if and how you are allowed to use GenAI for each assessment
- Read our Library guide: Academic Integrity: Using AI tools for assignments