Mira is GCU's artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to support students in science and medical courses. This innovative chatbot serves as a personal tutor, capable of assisting students on a wide range of inquiries (from fundamental concepts to complex theories). Mira has the potential to fundamentally improve how GCU equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in science and medicine. Mira is only available in the following Online courses: BIO-201, BIO-201L, BIO-202, BIO-202L, CHM-101, CHM-101L, BIO-322, BIO-205, BIO-205L, and BIO-319.
With the introduction of AI to the classroom, GCU has a list of policies and expectations for using AI resources. We recommend checking the AI Resource Center for detailed information about GCU’s policies on the usage of AI in the classroom. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when using AI resources in the classroom:
- This tool is intended to brainstorm ideas as suggestions to help spark your own original thinking.
- This tool also helps explain terminology or explain a difficult concept to expand your knowledge.
- You should ask clarifying questions that you might ask a tutor.
- Give credit to the AI tools used when using AI to support your learning and assignment.
- Critically evaluate responses and check sources cited.
- Follow the AI safety guidelines that GCU has on the Student Success Center.
When using the AI resources, if you are ever unsure about the use of AI in your classroom, reach out to your instructor. Also, these AI resources are not to replace your instructor or available tutoring services that GCU has to offer, but to support your learning and enhance your knowledge.
The Mira AI resource is only available to certain GCU students and faculty. To log into Mira, use the link provided in your classroom resources.
Once on the login page, use your GCU username and your GCU password.
Once logged in, you will now be able to chat with the Mira AI Bot.
Chatting with Mira AI
To get started, click the Chat Now button.
A pop-up will appear that explains what Mira is. Select Got It to continue.
You can now start messaging the Mira AI bot. To send a message, enter your question in the Message Mira box.
The Mira AI will respond, and you will be able to respond to continue getting assistance.
If you would like to start a new chat with Mira, you can do so by clicking the plus icon in the top right.
You can access any of your previous conversations with Mira, by looking at the conversation list on the right side of your screen. This includes any ongoing or archived conversations.
Clicking the three dots to the right of the conversation, will allow you to change the title for easy organization and allow you to archive the conversation.
If you accidentally archived a conversation, you can restore it by navigating to the Archived tab and selecting the three dots and then Restore.
Like all AI resources, the Mira AI resource is still being worked on and improved upon constantly so your feedback is valuable to improving this resource. You can leave feedback on the responses and functionality of Mira by selecting Leave Feedback in the bottom right corner.
You can then provide your feedback on how the resource can improve. When you are ready, select Submit Feedback.