Getting Started with Slack

The Slack Product Logo

Slack is a collaboration tool that I use in my classes to help facilitate communication and collaboration. Additionally, I encourage students to contact me using Slack rather than email.

You will receive an invite to join the WR 510 Slack group.

Slack can be used from a web browser, mobile device, and as a native Windows/Mac app. 

I highly recommend downloading the desktop app for Windows/Mac.

Slack Video Tutorials

New to Slack? Well, there’s a bunch of video guides you can watch to learn how to use it https://slack.com/videoguides.

Slack Channels 

Slack uses the concept of “channels” to separate out conversations. In the WR510 group here are the channels I have setup:

  • Announcements – used for class announcements
  • General – General discussions about the class
  • Questions – Used for questions you need to be answered
  • Random – Used to share random things about HTML and web development
  • Code From Class – Used to share code demoed in class

See you in Slack! Please say hello to the “general” channel when you can.