SMARTIE is approved for academic use. 

It is publicly and freely available without login at

What is SMARTIE?

SMARTIE is a Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) chatbot and text generation suite of apps.

SMARTIE is powered by GPT-4 (Large Language Model), Claude (Large Language Model), and Streamlit (open source Python library). SMARTIE is an acronym for Strategic Module Assistant for Rubrics, Tasks, and Inclusive Education. The tool is coded for educator use.

For more information on what GenAI is and how it can be used to support teaching and learning, see the GenAI overview.

What is the purpose of SMARTIE?

SMARTIE is a suite of course design applications that can assist in the creation of various course components, such as learning outcomes, assessment tasks, and rubrics. SMARTIE is powered by GPT-4 and Claude, providing access to pre-training on real-world events up to April 2023 and the ability to search publicly available sites and materials on the internet.

SMARTIE is approved for use. It is publicly and freely accessible at

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Why use SMARTIE?

  • SMARTIE serves as a "thinking partner" to generate course components. For teaching and learning, it is effective at creating and refining course descriptions, learning outcomes, assessment tasks, assessment tools (such as rubrics), and verifying inclusivity in course materials.
  • SMARTIE is programmed with background prompts to ask questions that an educational developer or instructional designer would ask in order to coach users through the course design process.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity principles are embedded in all generated content.
  • No history of conversations is kept. User inputs and SMARTIE outputs are not used to train GenAI models.
  • Users retain intellectual property rights to the user input and the SMARTIE output.

Learning Technology Ecosystem (LTE) Principles

SMARTIE most directly address these LTE goals: (delete the ones that don't apply to this tool)

Accessible- Learning must be found easily at any time, and all learners and teachers have equitable access, regardless of culture, language, ability etc.

Efficient and easy to use- Learners need to work in a system that is fluid and requires a minimum number of steps in systems that are intuitive and integrated.

Best Practices



 Interact with SMARTIE as a thinking partner by following the prompting instructions to create various course components. 

 Don't upload work produced by others, such as copyrighted material or student assessments.

 SMARTIE does not save your chat history. Be sure to copy and paste any text from SMARTIE that you want to save.

 Don't use as a GenAI plagiarism detector.

 SMARTIE is most effective when you have enough time to start and finish your task in one sitting.

 Don't leave or close SMARTIE without copying and pasting any text you'd like to save.

 Choose the focus for your conversation with SMARTIE by using the menu on the left side of the page (e.g., Structure, Learning Activities, Rubrics Design, Inclusivity, etc.).

 Use SMARTIE to help generate course descriptions and learning outcomes.

 Use SMARTIE to help create formative and summative assessment tasks, as well as assessment tools such as rubrics.

 Use SMARTIE to redesign existing assessment tasks to consider Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and other inclusivity and accessibility design principles.

 Use SMARTIE to evaluate the diversity and inclusivity of reading lists and analyze text documents for inclusive language.

 Be extremely detailed and specific in prompting and responding to the questions SMARTIE asks. Providing lots of context will give the best results.

 Verify that the output accurately represents the content, context, and goals of your course, program, and/or discipline.

Support for SMARTIE

Technical Support

(Why isn't this working?)

Not Supported 

Training Support

(How do I learn to use this tool?)

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning Supported

Teaching Support

(How do I teach with this tool?)

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning Supported

Tool Evaluation

Technologies are evaluated based on their alignment with the Learning Technologies Ecosystem PrinciplesSince SMARTIE is not intended to be a learning tool for students, it has not been evaluated.