Slack instant messaging

Slack is a popular instant messaging service that features persistent chat rooms (channels) and direct messaging.  It is a convenient way to instantly communicate with your colleagues. 

Who can use it?

Slack is available to the Thayer community using your Dartmouth login credentials.   We have our own Thayer "workspace", but it can be joined to other Dartmouth or external workspaces to enable collaboration with people outside of Thayer.

The Thayer School workspace can be accessed in a web browser at:

What is it good for?

It is particularly useful when your collaborators aren't all in the same physical space.  It can be used as an alternative to calling or emailing.  It can be used synchronously, or if you miss a Slack discussion, you can come back it later and catch up.

While it has many collaboration features, there may be other solutions that fit your needs better (eg. Zoom for video conferencing or G Suite for document collaboration).  Please contact Computing Services if you have questions about what tool will works best for you and your collaborators.

Learn more about Slack

Here are some additional Slack resources to get you started:

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