Course Content
Introduction to Slack (5 minutes)
In this section, learners will be introduced to Slack and its features. The instructor will provide an overview of the benefits of using Slack for communication and collaboration, and explain how it can be used to improve productivity.
Getting Started with Slack (10 minutes)
This section will provide step-by-step instructions for creating a Slack account, signing in, and navigating the Slack interface. Learners will also learn how to join or create a Slack workspace, which is the virtual space where team members can communicate and collaborate.
How to use Slack (30 minutes)
In this section we will discuss how the Slack interface works in its different parts, sidebar, messages, channels and navigation bar.
Understanding Channels (20 minutes)
Channels are one of the key features of Slack, and in this section, learners will learn how they work. The instructor will explain what channels are, their purpose, and best practices for creating and managing channels. Learners will also learn how to use channels to organize discussions and keep conversations focused.
Communication (20 minutes)
In this section, learners will learn how to send direct messages to individuals or groups, and how to create and participate in group chats. The instructor will also provide best practices for communication in direct messages and group chats, such as using clear and concise language, and avoiding jargon.
Collaborating with Slack Apps and Bots (25 minutes)
Slack apps and bots can help teams automate workflows and streamline tasks. In this section, learners will learn what Slack apps and bots are, how to find and install them, and how to use them to collaborate more effectively.
Workflows (30 minutes)
Workflows are multi-step tasks or automated processes, without the need for code, that start in your Slack workspace. They run directly in Slack and automate tasks in your workspace and connect with other tools and services.
Advanced Features and Tips (15 minutes)
This section will cover some of the more advanced features of Slack, such as using advanced search and filtering, keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation, and tips for using Slack as a project management tool
Is Slack free?
Getting started with Slack
About Lesson

Although the first thing you will be asked to do is to choose a name for the workflow, the most important decision you need to make is how it will start.

Selecting a Trigger
The trigger you select determines how the workflow will start. Workflows are specific and unique to each channel.

  • Shortcut menu: Your workflow starts when someone runs it from the shortcut menu.
  • New channel member: The workflow starts automatically when someone joins the channel you have selected.
  • Emoji reaction: The workflow starts automatically when a channel member adds an emoji reaction to a message.
  • Scheduled date and time: The workflow starts automatically at the set date and time.

Members of a channel can easily access workflows from the shortcut menu and use them as needed. Workflows with other triggers that are started automatically are more contextualised, be aware of the context of the action that started them and that some users may not expect these workflows.

Customise your workflow
Once you have selected a trigger, you will need to choose the channel on which you want the workflow to be used, and then you will be asked to customise it. What you need to do will depend on the trigger you choose.