Slack is a unified chat tool for communicating with teams.
Teaching with Slack
Slack streamlines communication, making it a beneficial tool for courses, clubs, and workplaces. It allows users to create multiple channels within workspaces, which is ideal for organizing group communications; its direct message feature enables users to connect one on one. For courses, Slack allows faculty to connect with all students individually or all at once, and students are able to enjoy a class community outside of the physical classroom. With the ability to add emojis, gifs, links, images, and more, consider using it for class reminders or as a fun, informal way to stay in touch with students and promote connection.
Check out the brief video below (4:00), featuring Mark Allen, Professor of Art, discussing how he teaches with Slack.
To get started, go to Pomona’s Slack site and log in through CAS. Then choose your Workspace to connect with others.
You can run Slack through the browser, but for the best user experience, download the Slack client.
Browse through the resources below to learn more and find answers to your questions.
If you need further assistance, ITS-RITG is available to answer your questions or meet you for a consultation. Contact us through the Online Service Desk.