Messaging system for lab use

This semester we’ll be using a product hosted at slack.com to interact relating to lab projects which involve modeling actual fisheries management and use scenarios.

First, though, you need to get the App.

Slack Messaging App

As part of your pre-lab activity you’ll be required to stage the Slack app on the device you use the most. It’s suggested you install the app on a few devices (if you have more than one) so you can see how it works on multiple platforms. The messages synch between devices, so you can start a conversation on your desktop, use a browser on a school computer, and even finish up a communication thread using your phone. It’s up to you.

These are some of the things we’ll be doing with Slack:

  • Make official public requests and posts based on your user role in the scenario
  • Communicate with other users privately
  • Share pictures and other files with your lab team
  • Ask questions of your Instructor

You may want to view this quick Introduction to Slack. We’ll go over more specifics in lab and make sure everyone can use the tool.

More curious? You can check out some of the Slack product videos.

 

 

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