Getting Started With U-M Maizey

Summary

Instructions for using Maizey with Dropbox, Google Drive, or a public website.

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Environment

U-M Maizey

Issue

How do I use U-M Maizey?

Resolution

If you are creating a Maizey project for a Canvas course, see the article Getting Started with Maizey Canvas Connector. The steps outlined in this article are for creating Maizey projects using Dropbox, Google Drive, or a public website.

Currently, U-M Maizey can index data from Dropbox, Google Drive, a public website, or Canvas (Ann Arbor)

Known file types supported in U-M Maizey include: .txt, .html, .rtf, .pdf, .docx, .xlsxl, .pptx, .md. Other file types may work, but have not been tested.

 

Log in and Create a New Project

Navigate to umgpt.umich.edu/maizey, and then log in with your uniqname and UMICH (Level-1) password and complete Duo two-factor authentication.

  1. Click Create New Project.

Project Settings

  1. Enter a project Project Name.
  2. Enter your project’s unique URL identifier in the Project Path field. For example, if you enter smith-bio101, the public-facing URL for your project will be umgpt.umich.edu/maizey/smith-bio101
  3. Enter a valid Billing Shortcode. Note that a Shortcode is required, but Maizey is available at no cost through Summer term, 2024.
  4. If you wish to create a project that is only intended for personal use and not shared with others, select the Private Project option. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
  5. Select a Data Source
  6. Select a Viewer Group and an Owner Group.  Note that if you are creating a Private Project, these fields are not needed and will not display.
  • The Viewer Group field displays MCommunity groups for which you are a member. Members of this group can use the AI chat tool you create with Maizey and will be given the Member role on your Maizey project.
  • The Owner Group field displays MCommunity groups for which you are an owner. Owners of this group can edit the Maizey project you create and will be given the Contributor role on your Maizey project.
  • If needed, you can create a new MCommunity group and add owners/members to it accordingly.
  • Note that if you create a new MCommunity group after you've already begun building your Maizey project, you must log out of Maizey and log in again in order for the new group to display.
  1. Click Submit.
  • If you selected Dropbox, select the folder you wish to use from the drop-down menu. All top-level folders you have access to in Dropbox will display.
    • Creating a Dropbox project the first time will display a page that asks you to allow ITS Generative AI Services permission to view the content related to your Dropbox account and files. You need to allow access in order to use U-M Maizey with Dropbox.
  • If you selected Google Drive, select the folder you wish to use from the drop-down menu. Only top-level folders you own will display. Maizey will not index Shared Drives. 
    • Creating a Google project the first time will display a page that asks which account you want to authorize access for the ITS-AI project. Once you pick your account, you will be asked to allow ITS-AI to access your Google Drive. You will need to allow access in order to use U-M Maizey with Google Drive.
  • If you selected Public website, provide the web URL you wish to use, or list multiple URLs each on a separate line.
    Note that Maizey will only index data for the base URL you provide (not sub-pages). If you want to include multiple web pages, list the individual URLs each on a separate line.

 

Project Layout Settings

  1. Enter a Title for your AI Tool.
  2. Enter a Description of your AI Tool. 
  3. If desired, select the Show Footer option.
  4. If desired, select the Show Project Creator option.
  5. Click Submit.

 

Artificial Intelligence Settings

It is strongly recommended that you review Guidance on AI Settings for more information about each option before continuing.

  1. A default System Prompt Augmentation is provided. Edit the field if desired. See the Maizey System Prompt Library for additional guidance and examples.
  2. Adjust the Temperature slider as desired. 
  3. If desired, select the Return Data Sources in Response option.
  4. If desired, click the drop-down menu to Choose a Chain
  • Retrieval QA is essentially one query, one response. The chat tool does not incorporate or reference the chat history in its response. Best option for a simple information-retrieval chat tool.
  • Conversation Retrieval QA allows the chat tool to reference and incorporate the chat conversation history into its response. Best option for more advanced chat tools, allowing you to ask follow-up questions that reference previous interactions from within a single chat conversation.
  1. If desired, click the drop-down menu to Choose a Chain Type. Note that only Stuff is currently available. More options will be available in the future.
  2. Click Submit.

Important! 

  • Note that there can be a delay as data is being indexed. You can view progress in the Task Activity list. 
  • You can click Data Source to open the URL of the data source used for your project.

 

Publish and Share

You can open your AI tool and test it by clicking the Public URL link at the top of the Project Details page.

When you are ready to share your project with members of the selected MCommunity group, you first need to publish your project. On the Project Details page, click Update next to the Published option under Project Layout Settings and publish your project. You can then share the Public URL with members of your group.


Project Details page with the Public URL link and Update publish option highlighted

 

Additional Information

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Details

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Article ID: 10656
Created
Tue 8/15/23 12:43 PM
Modified
Tue 5/28/24 2:05 PM

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