AI: Use Cases for GPTs


Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs) are easy-to-custom AI-powered chatbots. GPTs are personalized with knowledge, content, and instructions tailored to specific tasks. This customization makes them useful for creating interactive resources that support learners in navigating information. They also supplement tutoring by providing on-demand assistance or role-playing. Additionally, learners can request that information be presented in various formats, such as videos, diagrams, or even relevant games, to support their learning. However, it is important to note that the onerous responsibility of double-checking the credibility of information still lies with the student.


  • For more information or to request a consultation to set up or test a GPT, please email

Current custom GPT Technology

  • ChatGPT 4.0
    • GPTs are currently only available for the paid 4.0 version.
    • Cannot be shared with non-4.0 subscribers.
    • Bigger database and provide more accurate information.
    • This can be FERPA-compliant
    • “Create an AI Assistant” is the option you want.
    • GPTs are free and shareable.
    • is best for coding assistance, but a custom GPT can created by uploading specific resources. For example, the links to the weekly Unit’s research articles, videos, and podcasts.
    • Not FERPA-compliant, so avoid using students’ direct names.


  • On-demand assistance and/or differentiated instruction with shareable GPT in Brightspace.
  • Feel free to explore this GPT example that uses DIL’s learning guides.
    • Compile all the weekly or UNit research into one GPT.
      • Add any number of resources, such as websites, links to articles, YouTube videos, etc.
      • Give the GPT instructions to create its helpful purpose with its “hat/role”.
        • For example, to simply support content-specific questions, give bullet-point breakdowns, share additional links to supplemental research in multiple formats, role-play as a lite-tutor for when no one is available at late hours, etc.
  • Community-builder GPT. 
  • At the beginning of the semester, request students complete a survey that includes this question: 
    • What are your favorite songs, YouTube videos, and podcasts for relaxation during stressful times or that remind you of home?
    • This question can live amongst standard survey questions, such as:
      • What are your goals in this class?
      • What project from college or high school were you most proud of?
      • What are your favorite types of in-class activities?
      • What do you typically do when you don’t know something?
    • Create a GPT based on the survey responses by adding links or pasting information into GPT instructions.
      • Share the GPT in Brightspace.
      • At each learner’s pace, they can decide whether and when to request content from the GPT. This can serve the goal of experiencing wide-ranging potentially diverse cultural approaches to relaxation content from classmates. 
  • Role-playing GPT
    • Creator case scenarios for students to interact with. We recommended ChatGPT 4.0 due to its more robust and accurate database. However, ChatGPT4.0 doesn’t have a shareable GPT for nonsubscribers yet.
      • In ChatGPT 4.0:
        • Select your “Explore GPTs”
        • Select “+Create”
        • Configure the GPT with any number of uploads and instructions to create its roleplayer “hat”.
          • For example, The GPT will respond to user inquiries from the perspective of an 18th-century painter in Paris, providing whimsical and historically imaginative answers. It will incorporate elements of Rococo history and a touch of humor to enrich conversations.

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