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Introduction to Copilot for Bing

What is Copilot for Bing?

At time of writing, Copilot for Bing is the only Generative AI tool available to all staff when logged into a device with their Bath University login.

Copilot is described by Microsoft as ‘Your everyday AI companion’. With Copilot, you can:

  • Use text prompts to help with ideation / initial research (E.g. ‘Create a lesson outline to introduce the most popular models of memory to psychology undergraduates’
  • Generate images (E.g. ‘An image representing the concept of human memory’)
  • Analyse the content of a document (E.g. A rubric in a Word file or PDF)

Introduction to Copilot for Bing video overview

Click to view this introductory overview of the features of Copilot for Bing, including how to use text prompts, create images and upload a file:

Copilot overview video

Example prompts to use with Copilot for Bing

Example text prompts:

  • ‘Create a lesson outline to introduce the most popular models of memory to university students studying psychology’
  • ‘Suggest five points to include in a personal reference for a student who…’
  • ‘Create three multiple choice questions for a short quiz about…’

Ask Copilot to refine existing responses:

  • Provide references to relevant peer-reviewed journals
  • ‘Simplify your response to make the questions suitable for a first-year undergraduate at a UK University’
  • ‘The lesson outline must focus more on [x].  Remove the information about [y].’
  • ‘Offer four possible responses for each quiz question’.

Requests for image generation:

  • ‘Create an image representing the concept of human memory in relation to how the brain works’
  • ‘A square icon of a light bulb representing the concept of ideation’
  • ‘Draw a SWOT analysis grid’
  • “Visualize the human brain’s prefrontal cortex during decision-making, in vibrant colors.”
  • Depict the stages of child development with symbolic imagery, from infancy to adolescence.”
  • “Illustrate a calm, therapeutic environment where cognitive-behavioral therapy is in progress.”
  • A fractal pattern representing the Fibonacci sequence, illustrated as a growing tree.”
  • “An abstract representation of a multi-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold.”

Example files to upload and question

Example prompts to use with the ‘Tech Break’ PDF file below:

  1. ‘Summarise the information provided about technology’s effects on wellbeing in five bullet points’
  2. ‘Create three discussion points for students based on the text’
  3. ‘Create five multichoice questions for my students to answer’

Example prompts to use with the rubric file below:

  • ‘Create a feedback message to a student who scores 53 overall but is weak at ‘supporting their points or arguments’. Provide extra detail about they can improve supporting their points or arguments.’
  • ‘Suggest five feedback points for a student with a final score of 48 to help them increase their score into the 50 to 59 category’

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