- Slack is a team collaboration tool for real time messaging and file sharing.
- Users can make a voice or video call to another user or all members of a channel. Slack can work with other video conferencing tools such as ZOOM, Skype, etc.
- Users can organize conversations, search history in channels which can be divided up by team, project, etc.
- With shared channels, users can work with external members from another channel.
- Students can integrate more than 1000 apps (e.g., Google Apps) into their Slack channels for improved efficiency in project management and communication.
- Students conduct a self-evaluation of any individual/group project by reviewing the record in a personal thread or a group project channel.
|Screen sharing in a video conference|
|Pinning a file to the conversation|
Literature and other sources
- Dennerlein, S., Gutounig, R., Goldgruber, E., & Schweiger, S. (2016). Web 2.0 messaging tools for knowledge management? exploring the potentials of slack. Kidmore End: Academic Conferences International Limited. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.eproxy.lib.hku.hk/docview/1860279300?accountid=14548
- Frey, P. E., Friedrich, M., Rädeker, L., Fink, C. A., Leuck, A., Tenckhoff, S., … & Mihaljevic, A. L. (2017). Encouraging student-driven clinical research in Germany: the CHIR-Net SIGMA network. Innovative Surgical Sciences, 2(4), 255-260.
- Johnson, H. A. (2018). Slack. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(1), 148-151.
- Keiser, B. E. (2014). Cool tools for collaboration and information sharing. Online Searcher, 38(5), 16-19.
- Sabin, J., & Olive, A. (2018). Slack: Adopting Social-Networking Platforms for Active Learning. PS: Political Science & Politics, 51(1), 183-189.
- Zhang, X., Meng, Y., de Pablos, P. O., & Sun, Y. (2019). Learning analytics in collaborative learning supported by Slack: From the perspective of engagement. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, 625-633.