Guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence-based applications in teaching and learning

In this guide, artificial intelligence refers to generative artificial intelligence based on large language models, and artificial intelligence-based applications to applications using generative artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT and DALL·E. In teaching and learning, artificial intelligence is often considered as support intelligence, which guides ones thinking in the right direction – for example, ChatGPT is a good tool, but a poor substitute for your own thinking. These instructions are updated as artificial intelligence tools develop and when decisions are made in Riveria, for example, about the introduction of paid artificial intelligence tools.

NOTE!  It is not recommended to use Riveria’s email address when registering for AI-based publicly available online applications, such as ChatGPT No personal data or confidential information, such as students’ learning assignments or exam answers, may be entered into these applications.


Responsible use

Artificial intelligence literacy, i.e. a basic understanding of artificial intelligence applications and, for example, their responsible use, is an increasingly important working life skill. It is therefore important that students in vocational education learn not only to use artificial intelligence-based applications, but also to critically evaluate in which situations the use of artificial intelligence can be beneficial or harmful, how to use artificial intelligence securely and responsibly, and what ethical challenges are associated with the use of artificial intelligence applications. At Riveria, staff and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with artificial intelligence tools and use them whenever possible in teaching and learning. In Riveria, the teaching staff is trained in the basic use of artificial intelligence tools. Teachers should illustrate to students how artificial intelligence tools can be used in a purposeful and data-secure manner in work tasks in the field and, for example, in common parts of the degree.



When planning the teaching, it must be taken into account that

  • The tasks for demonstrating of competence should continue to measure competence according to the criteria of the degree, not the student’s ability to utilize artificial intelligence.
  • The student cannot be obliged to use a paid artificial intelligence-based application if Riveria does not officially offer this application to be used.
  • The student cannot be obliged to register for online services outside the organization. Therefore, for example, for the task of acquiring or demonstrating competence, which is recommended to be performed with ChatGPT, an alternative method of execution must also always be offered.
  • The student must be informed clearly and in time whether the use of artificial intelligence tools is
    • Allowed: The student may use artificial intelligence freely, but he must indicate which artificial intelligence tools have been used and how they have been used.
    • Limited: The student can use artificial intelligence tools according to the teacher’s instructions.
    • Prohibited: Artificial intelligence must not be used at all.

As a general rule, the use of artificial intelligence tools is currently allowed for acquiring competence and prohibited for demonstrating competence . With a few exceptions, the use of artificial intelligence applications is still prohibited in the online common studies at eRiveria campus (Suspicion of cheating and plagiarism).

  • Currently, there is no reliable way to technically find out if a student has used artificial intelligence-based applications in their answer. Tips for recognizing the use of artificial intelligence applications are shared in trainings aimed at Riveria’s teaching staff. If a student is suspected of having used artificial intelligence applications in demonstrating competence contrary to the instructions, the case will be investigated in accordance with normal cheating practices.


More information: Lecturer Sanni Suominen,

Guide crea 29.8.2023