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Artificial Intelligence - Student Guide

Guidelines on Using Generative AI Tools

DeVry recognizes the importance of AI as a tool for learning and its responsible use in the classroom. Before using any Generative AI tools (for example ChatGPT, GrammarlyGo, Bard, Dall-E, etc.), you must get specific permission from your professor.  See the DeVry Student Handbook for policies on Academic Integrity. 

Please note: Students should avoid using grammar checkers such as Grammarly and Microsoft CoPilot for writing assignments as they too easily replace student writing and student voice with AI content and style. Using these tools may also cause the assignment to be identified as AI-generated and a violation of academic integrity.

DeVry recommends that students use, which is located in your Canvas course under the Tutoring tab for help with writing assignments. Note that now offers an AI Essay Review tool under Submit Your Writing. This AI tool provides university-approved feedback and support that does not violate academic integrity in any way.

Definition of Plagiarism - Student Handbook

When using outside resources or using others' work that is not your own and not properly cited, that is the definition of plagiarism.  Is using Generative AI plagiarism?  In an Academic Integrity sense, it is.  You are not using your own thoughts when creating your work. You are using the thoughts of a chatbot. 

DeVry University defines Plagiarism as the following:
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

Any act of copying information from another student or alumni by any means to
obtain an advantage for one's self.
Any act of conveying information to another student for the purpose of providing
unfair advantage to that student.
Any act of representing another’s work, whether copyrighted or not, as one's own.
Another’s work includes, but is not limited to, homework, written papers,
examinations, laboratory assignments, published works, graphics, images,
software, generative artificial intelligence tools, etc.
Purchasing or using any academic papers, discussion threads, final exams,
quizzes, etc. from an internet site or commercial service whether it is a prewritten
paper or having a paper written for you.
• Submitting a paper or other written assignment that contains word-for-word
passages of others' work without proper acknowledgment.
The paraphrasing of others' works which contains specific information or ideas and
which is not properly acknowledged.
Self-plagiarism; Current use of any work previously submitted for credit or other
recognition unless the use of such previously completed work is expressly

To access the full Academic Integrity Policy, go to the DeVry University Student Handbook.



Turnitin helps students with grammar and integrity.  It shows a similarity score that is visible to students and faculty. Use this to identify possible missing citations and "quotation marks" on content copied from or too similar to sources. Turnitin also evaluates whether content may have been generated by AI. This report is currently only visible to faculty. Learn more about TII and integrity here.

TII's Ethical AI Use Checklist for Students can help you properly use AI tools and can help you prepare for conversations with professors should you need to defend your work.