From Writing to Coding – Integrating Generative AI into Assignments

Event Date & Time

  • May 8, 2024
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description


This event is part of the 2024 Celebrate Learning Week, taking place from May 6–10, 2024.

Since Generative AI tools became freely available to the public, educators have had to rethink their assessments and assignments in light of academic integrity concerns as well as expanding competencies to include using GenAI and critically evaluating outputs. The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partnered with instructors on the Okanagan campus to experiment with integrating Copilot (Microsoft’s Generative AI tool) into assignments. Two projects, first-year writing and 2nd/5th-year computer science, were selected to pilot the collaborative project using the Design Thinking Process to understand what supports and resources were needed by instructors. This presentation will provide an overview of the framework and key considerations guiding the collaborative projects, emerging design of the assignments, and preliminary input from students. While the pilot is ongoing, we welcome you to join us and learn about the instructors’ experience so far.


  • Yves Lucet, Professor
  • Anita Chaudhuri, Asst Prof Teaching
  • Barbara Komlos, Educational Consultant, Faculty and Curriculum Development
  • Abir Cosyn, Manager Learning Technologies and Strategy
  • Andrea Szilagyi, Sessional Lecturer

This event will be hosted on Zoom.