HOW TO JOIN
Slack is an online collaborative communication tool - a modern, highly capable and integrative user forum. Share your ideas! Post questions! Explore the Channels and join the topics that interest you! Request new features! Set up your own private groups (channels) for your research projects! Slack is flexible and customizable to your needs!
Slack is best implemented using the Slack App so that you get push notifications when new content or messages are available - and the App is available for your laptop or any mobile device.
Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on, or for sensitive information, create private channels and invite select team members.
Send messages directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations.
Drag, drop, and share your files
Not just messages, but all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable.
Take a conversation from typing to face-to-face by starting a voice or video call in any Channel or Direct Message. Make one-on-one or group calls right from Slack without needing to open another app or share invite links.
Search your entire Slack archive
Everything in Slack—messages, notifications, files, and all—is automatically indexed and archived so that you can have it at your fingertips whenever you want. Slack also indexes the content of every file so you can search within PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, and more. With one search box and a set of powerful search operators, you can slice and dice your way to that one message in your communication haystack.