Slack is a channel-based messaging platform built to meet the needs of your college or university classroom. Slack allows instructors and students to work together to share, discuss and deeply engage with learning.
Slack channels replace the use of email communication throughout your course. Channels are better than email because:
- Slack creates a digital classroom community that empowers students to support each other’s learning and contribute in diverse ways.
- You can organize your course conversations into topic-based channels. With Slack, instructors can unbury themselves from email and keep the class on track for success.
- Channels can be used for both synchronous lectures and discussions as well as asynchronous communication for questions, projects and course announcements.
- Integrations with calendar, video, learning management system (LMS) and other innovative tools promote a productive and stimulating digital classroom.
Here, we’ll show you how to set up your course in Slack’s secure, channel-based messaging platform. Download this guide, and you will be able to set up a productive digital classroom environment in no time!