Slack for Genealogy Projects

Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations to manage and improve workflow.

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Whether you’re a professional genealogist trying to manage multiple clients and projects or just trying to juggle your own personal research, you may need to move beyond your current management tools. Slack is a FREE online collaboration hub (web-based and app) that is used by major corporations as well as non-profit organizations and individuals to manage and improve workflow. Genealogists of every level can easily leverage this user-friendly platform to increase productivity as well as improve efficiency.

Description: Participants will learn how to install Slack and also delegate admin and other roles. Once installed, we’ll review sample projects as well as sample communications in REAL TIME during the lecture. Finally, we’ll review available options for project management and data successorship.

Audience Level: Beginner.

Requirements: Projection for computer on large screen; internet connection.

Content: 4 pages.

Outline

  • What is Slack? A Quick Start Review
  • Creating and Managing Teams and Channels in Slack
  • Real-Time Communication and Project Management in Slack
  • Slack Apps and Integrations
  • Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Slack
  • Resource List

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