Leveraging Mentions and Threads in Slack

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Leverage mentions in messages to boost productivity by filtering, organizing, prioritizing, creating shortcuts, and setting reminders.

Start threads and learn how they support working asynchronously.

Understand the best practices for using threads for discussions and when posting in a channel is most useful to boost the reach of information.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will learn how to optimize organizational communications with Slack, a business communications platform. You will use your Slack workspace to reduce noise and interference to effective communication, while organizing discussions and boosting your team’s productivity. To do this, you will work in the Slack app on your Rhyme virtual machine, and use your current Slack workspace or set up a sample workspace under Slack’s free plan so that you can gain hands-on experience notifying members that something needs their attention by using mentions. You will then learn how to view messages in which you were mentioned. When viewing your mentions, you will filter, organize, prioritize, create shortcuts, set reminders, pin, share, and respond to them. You will then apply the skills you gained handling mentions to communicating in threads. To do this, you will learn how to create threads and use them in conjunction with mentions to work asynchronously with your team by tying your feedback to specific messages or files, organizing conversations and flagging meaningful items, and encouraging open discussion without distracting others by posting in a channel’s regular announcements. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

MentionsThreadsDigital communication platformProcess ManagementProductivity

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Access Slack, sign into your workspace, and create a new workspace if needed.

  2. Using "mentions" and viewing messages that mention you.

  3. Leverage mentions in messages to boost productivity by filtering, organizing, prioritizing, creating shortcuts, and setting reminders.

  4. Leverage mentions in messages to amplify communications by pinning, sharing, and responding to them.

  5. Start threads and learn how they support working asynchronously.

  6. Understand when to use threads vs. when to post in a channel.

  7. Apply methods to boost productivity and amplify communications in threads.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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