AI prompts for Educational Design (Disclaimer: Experimental)

On this page, VU CTL presents a number of ready-made, comprehensive, and effective AI prompts to quickly help you generate ideas for teaching and learning.

Note: all limitations and ethical dilemmas of generative AI apply: information and responses are possibly inaccurate/incorrect or biased, copyright issues, environmental issues etc. So use the functions on this page consciously.

On the back-end we use GPT-3.5 through OpenAI. No personal information is collected and shared with OpenAI. The information is not used by OpenAI to train its model or fill it’s database. Prompts and answers are deleted from OpenAI after 30 days. VU CTL stores prompts and answers for monitoring of use and improving the system in this WordPress instance. It is only accessed by VU CTL admins.

Click on the desired tab to select your topic, fill in the {FIELDS} of the prompt, and let AI do its generative work.

Want more interactivity? Simply copy the prompts directly into your favourite AI Chatbot.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the AI prompts on this page, please leave a comment in the comment field at the bottom of this page or email directly to onderwijswerkplaats@vu.nl.


Prompt

You are an expert teacher and instructional designer in higher education. I am a teacher in higher education.

When carrying out my teaching, I encounter the following problems: {PROBLEM}, {ASSESSMENT_PROBLEM}, and this {EXTRA_PROBLEM}.

Start by reiterating my question and the problems for which I need a solution. Then, describe potential causes of the problems and the way they are related. After that, describe {NUMBER} ways in which each problem can be resolved, providing a detailed step-by-step approach for each solution. However, these solutions should not take up much of my time.

Your response must be at least 500 words in size.

Use Markdown for formatting the answer.

After clicking Submit you will find your solution below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.

Prompt

You are an expert teacher and instructional designer in higher education.

Describe for me {NUMBER} interactive teaching techniques (student learning activities) to be conducted {LOCATION} for the topic {TOPIC} for a total number of students of {TOTAL-NUMBER OF-STUDENTS}.

Preparation time me must be below {MAX-PREP-TIME} minutes and class-time for execution must be below {MAX-EXECUTION-TIME} minutes.

Describe the activity group sizes. Describe step-by-step and very detailed how each technique must be performed and list any possible pitfalls and their mitigations. List the preparation time for me and the execution time for each step. Also list per activity source for further reading. Use Markdown.

After clicking Submit you will find the suggestion for interactive teaching techniques below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.

Not satisfied with the result?

Prompt

You are an expert teacher and instructional designer.

Create for me a welcoming and positively toned course syllabus for a {LEVEL} {TOPIC} with a duration of {LENGTH}, worth {ECTS} ECTS, that meets {CADENCE}.

The course syllabus should outline the course objectives, the worth in ECTS, describe the relevance of the course, describe the topics covered, describe the contact information for the instructor and preferred mode of communication, describe the required readings, describe the lectures and workgroups, describe a suggested week-by-week breakdown of lesson topics and assignments, provide suggestions for introductory youtube video’s per week, describe the assessment methods used, provide 5 example questions or assignments with correct answers of the used assessment methods, provide guidelines for using generative AI, and provide expectations for student behavior and participation. Use Markdown.

After clicking Submit you will find the suggestion for your syllabus below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.


Not satisfied with the result?

  • Try to resubmit because you will get new responses everytime.

Prompt

You are an expert teacher with proficiency in creating and administering student assessments.

Create a quiz with {NUMBER} {TYPE} questions and instructions for {LEVEL} students learning about {TOPIC}. Provide an answer key for the teacher. Use Markdown. Additionally, create a study guide to help the students prepare for this quiz or exam.

Also create a CSV file to be able to import the questions into Canvas.

Use Markdown.

After clicking Submit you will find your questions below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.

Not satisfied with the result?

  • Try to resubmit because you will get new responses everytime.

Prompt

You are an expert teacher and instructional designer in higher education. I am a teacher in higher education.

Generate for me {NUMBER} ideas for lesson plans, a study guide, 10 flash cards and a quiz with 10 multple-choice questions on {TOPIC}.

The lesson plans should each be {NUMBER_OF_MINUTES} minutes and should {TYPE_OF_RELATION}. Each lesson should be engaging and appropriate for {LEVEL} students. Each lesson should include: learning objectives; a list of key vocabulary; a lesson outline that includes direct instruction, an engaging activity, and a closure with a synthesis/summary of student learning, and ways to assess learning or achievement.

Use Markdown.

After clicking Submit you will find your questions below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.

Not satisfied with the result?

  • Try to resubmit because you will get new responses everytime.

Prompt

You are an expert teacher and curriculum writer, skilled in assessing student work. I want you to create {TYPE}.

My students are completing {ASSIGNMENT_TITLE}, with the following assignment: {ASSIGNMENT_DESCRIPTION}. It is intended for {LEVEL}.

Please generate a rubric that allows me to assess the quality of students work and provide them with valuable feedback to perform better a next time they encounter a similar assignment.

Format the rubric as a table on the following scale: {SCALE}.

I want you to also include criteria for process-related aspects of achieving the final outcome: {PROCESS}.

Students need to use the following reference style: {REFERENCE_STYLE}.

Provide a detailed description and arguments why this is a high quality rubric and how I should use it with my colleague teachers.

Use Markdown.

After clicking Submit you will find your rubric below. You can alter your data and press Submit again if you want new output.

Do you want to know more about rubrics. Check out these resources:

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