What is Slack?
Slack is an online communication service used by professionals to collaborate and share information around a common theme. Each Slack installation, called a team, is further broken down into topic specific areas called channels. Within channels, team members can participate in group discussions using a suite of communication tools, such as: text posts, blog posts, video, audio, etc. Slack also supports direct messaging for private communication between two or more members.
What does it cost to join a team?
There is no cost to joining a DLP sponsored Slack team; however, you must be professionally involved in the automotive service or education industry.
What teams are available?
The Digital Literacy Project sponsors two Slack teams, the Digital Automotive Team and the Automotive Education Team. Read the following descriptions to see which team would be the best for you. You are welcome to join both teams, but you have to submit a request for an invitation for each team. Links for joining the Slack Teams are in the right sidebar.
Digital Automotive Team
The focus of this team is on the use of digital technology within the automotive service industry. Channels will be available for topics such as: PC-based diagnostics, PC-based information systems, PC-based shop management systems, and digital skills for an automotive subject matter expert.
Automotive Education Team
This focus of this team is on automotive education and the use of digital technology in the class and lab environment. Channels will be available for topics such as: secondary automotive education, post-secondary automotive education, NATEF certification, state level trade associations., etc.
What is Slack – Video?
Communicating with Channels – Video
Messaging in Slack – Video
Searching in Slack – Video
Sharing Files in Slack – Video
Notifications in Slack – Video