Q: How to use ChatGPT inside Moodle for students

I have searched the forum but nothing relevant for me. I also skimmed the fine-tuning page.

I recently started working in IT in an institution, but not as a software developer, but as a planner and facilitator. We offer trainings, seminars etc., man of them hybrid via Moodle.
We now have a project with Moodle in which we would like to integrate ChatGPT (preferably GPT4, or would 3.5 be enough?). If the learners are stuck on a question, for example, then they could ask ChatGPT and it would help.

  • Is it possible to integrate ChatGPT into Moodle fluently? What do you need to consider?
  • ChatGPT is pre-trained as you know, but we then need to train ChatGPT specifically in the subject area of the course. Is that possible? How would that need to be done specifically? I think we would just have to train ChatGPT specifically on hundreds/thousands of texts from that topic area. As far as I know, this is done with Tensorflow or PyTorch.

We have two service providers, one is currently working on Dialogflow from Google. But since that is not always optimal, because it is rigid and the dialog tree is predefined, we would like to integrate ChatGPT as well. ChatGPT is more flexible.

I read something from about the block_openai_chat. Is that usable? Is this only available in version 3.5?

Thanks a lot!

Welcome to the forum!

For those that don’t know what Moodle is

if this rings a bell with some here this should ring more of a bell

Learning management system (LMS)

You may be interested in this other topic,

I have read that topic, but there was not what I searched for.
I am still reading the documentation on OpenAI.

I would like to use ChatGPT (with GPT-4) directly rather than using a GPT-4 model, since ChatGPT is fine-tuned already originating to the Chat Completions API. The GPT-4 API will also be available for new developers soon.

Again, there is the Moodle plugin OpenAI Chat Block. I haven’t found another one to use that is provided within the Moodle repos.

I want to use ChatGPT within a specific course and I want to train it specifically on that course and so it gives accurate answers. If I cannot do this on my own (I am not a pro), I could deliver this work.

  1. How to accomplish? The above mentioned plugin has the option of adapting the prompt format with the Source of Truth etc. With this, I had to train Question-Answer-pairs, that is very time consuming.
    1.2) Isn’t there any other possibility to train ChatGPT afterwards, fine-tuning is not yet available for GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 Turbo.
  2. If I integrate this im my course, is one API key is enough for, let’s say 10 students?
    2.1) How would this effect the history of the chat?

I have also read about Few-Shot-Learning.

Thank you!

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Thank you!
Very good resources. Am still in it.
I have read about the Supervised Learning vs the Prompt-Based AI (screenshot). I don’t quite get it. Is the Prompt-Based AI now part of fine-tuning or are these different things? Is Prompt-Based AI what
OpenAI Chat Block tells with Source of Truth and Prompt Format (screenshot)?

To be clear, you’re wanting your students to log into chat.openai.com ?
ChatGPT is the name for the… instant-messenger or chatroom-like experience you get on their website. It refers to a specific product, downstream and distinct from the models/completions service. Is it more like, your students are logging into your schools website, which has some moodle in the backend, which will itself be making calls to OpenAI through “OpenAI Chat Block” plugin located on your server?

My students will log into our own Moodle platform, there is a block plugin for ChatGPT. I thought about using directly ChatGPT because it is already optimized for chat (via FIne-Tuning GPT-4 I guess) except it is not trained on the course topic. That is what I want to train specifically. How to train this last step best is my question. Fine-Tuning again or usage of the OpenAI Chat Block plugin’s [1] functionality ( Source of Truth and Prompt Format).

[1] Moodle plugins directory: OpenAI Chat Block

The github page for moodle has a more up-to-date branch that the plugin site