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Getting Started with Slack

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Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.

In this course, you will learn the basic Slack terminology and operations as well as its unique benefits as a collaboration tool. We will cover how to get started with the Slack experience, and how Slack can transform your work life.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • Understand how Slack addresses some of the challenges of today's workspace 
  • Recognize the key benefits of Slack as a collaborative tool, especially in comparison to Jabber and Email
  • Comprehend the basic terminology of Slack: workspace, channel, direct message.
  • Know three different ways to use Slack and their pros and cons
  • Gather information by exploring channels on Slack
  • Engage and communicate with people in channels and direct messages
  • Contribute knowledge in Slack through a variety of ways


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.