We're delighted to share that ATLIS has created a new communications resource for the exclusive use of our members. We have set up an ATLIS Slack, with multiple channels for our members. Participation in the Slack will be limited to those working in member schools or for ATLIS. 

Our members receive an invitation to join Slack that enables them to join all the channels at once. 

Getting started

Download the Slack apps for desktop and mobile or use the website to start.

Pro Tip: Engaged users have reported the most success when they download the Slack application and have it running in the background throughout the day.

How to use Slack

On Slack, you follow the topics (called 'channels') listed on the left-hand side as hashtags. Since topics are curated into the different channels, you can stay up-to-date with the information relevant to you!

When a new message has been posted to a channel, the channel name will show up in bold. You can also receive notifications on your desktop. Customize your notifications under preferences.

Please determine which Slack channel is the most relevant for your message and post it only to ONE channel. This helps our members from being spammed with notifications and creating separate threads for the same issue instead of having one conversation.

Leaving a channel
Not all topics may be relevant to your particular role. If you would like to leave a channel, simply right-click on the channel name and select 'leave channel'. 




Customizing Your Profile

The ATLIS Slack is a closed community available only to ATLIS members. Please use your real name and a photo so people can easily identify you. To set up your profile, click the dropdown menu next to ATLIS on the upper left-hand corner of Slack. There you will find a 'View Profile'. 


Step 2: Click 'Edit Profile'


Step 3: Upload your photo and customize your profile
Please use your real name in the version you go by as your username. Consider adding your state to your school name if that would be helpful (all you Saints out there). Abbreviations/nicknames are fine. If you have a handle you're known by, feel free to add that to the end of your username as well.


Slack Etiquette for ATLIS

  • Contribute: Slack is a community resource, so let's build it together to make an asset that will be helpful for all of us.  Please use your real name as your Slack 
  • Assume the Best: Sometimes tone is difficult to discern online.  if a person says something that sounds off, give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they meant well.
  • What Happens in Slack....stays in Slack. This is a school members-only area (no vendors) and while internet privacy is a myth, please refrain from quoting, taking screenshots or reposting any material that originates in Slack without the permission of the original poster.
  • Take a Look Around: Entering a Slack channel is a lot like entering a room. Don't just walk in and start talking; instead, get your bearings first.

    Before you start typing, take a look around. See if there is a conversation already going on. If so, wait a bit to see if there's a natural entry into the conversation before adding a new topic. If this doesn't happen, you can wait until later or simply post a short message to let people know why you joined and what you'd like to discuss, ask or get help with.

And of course, the basics that go without saying, but are listed here anyway:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Kind
  • Be Nice

 Learn more about using Slack including options for setting up Slack at your school for your internal team.   

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