Slack offers some great resources to help you get acclimated, including an overview of the platform and a video demo.
Download the app
- You can run Slack through your web browser or download the desktop app.
- To receive seamless notifications on your mobile devices, download the mobile app
Set up your profile
Create your Slack profile with your name and School/Department. You might want to include a few interesting details (hobbies and interests), and a clear profile photo to help others learn more about you.
Explore the channels in the Columbia Faculty Slack workspace
The Columbia Faculty Slack workspace has channels for
#general - a space for general conversation
#remote-teaching - share resources, ask questions
#currently-reading - make recommendations
#food-network - share recipes, photos of your culinary creations
#twitter-columbia-faculty - view the @ColumbiaFaculty Twitter feed
Can I set up my own new channel?
Yes! If there is a topic that you’d like to add to the workspace, you can create a private channel and invite others to it. If you have a recommendation for a public channel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click the plus icon next to Channels in the left sidebar.
- Name your channel. Channel names must be lowercase, without spaces or periods, and shorter than 80 characters.
- Add a description to let others know what the channel is about.
- Use the toggle to make the channel private.
- When you’re ready, click Create channel.
- Add others to the channel: start typing a name, then select it from the dropdown menu to add that person. You can also add members later on.