Artificial Intelligence

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming higher education.

As you explore how and if to incorporate AI into your courses and programs, we invite you to discover Microsoft Copilot, a powerful generative AI tool available to all MinnState faculty, staff, and students through your StarID. Our unique data-sharing agreement with Microsoft ensures a secure environment for using Copilot in your teaching and research.

 More information on generative AI and specifically Copilot can be found in the Minnesota State Generative AI Guidance document.  

Enrich Your Teaching and Research with Copilot

Use Cases for Copilot

  • Educational Support: Create quizzes, engaging content, and concise summaries.
  • Research Aid: Streamline literature reviews, data analysis, and brainstorm research ideas.
  • Discussion Facilitator: Generate thought-provoking discussion topics, questions, and prompts.

If you’d like to get more familiar with and learn more about Copilot, feel free to reach out to AEI:

Important Considerations

While Copilot offers exciting possibilities, be aware of these potential limitations:

  • Limited access to external websites
  • May not have the most up-to-date information
  • Potential for biases and inaccuracies (verification is crucial)
  • No chat history retention with StarID credentials
  • Currently unavailable on mobile apps

Getting Started with Copilot

Explore these helpful resources to get started: