Slack FAQs

“If you’re not talking on Slack, then you don’t have a mic”

Slack is only as useful as the people that use it. Slack can be incredibly powerful in communicating announcements, answering questions, coordinating volunteers, etc, but this requires everyone at the Bartell to consistently use Slack.

What is Slack?

Slack is a communication platform.

Why Slack?

If you and the person you’re communicating with are on the same platform, then your communication will likely be more prompt and easy.

Slack has an iOS/Android app that you can use on your phone just like your texting/messaging app. Slack has a Windows app that you can download/install on your desktop/laptop. Slack is also in the browserthat you can use whenever you don’t want to use the app.

Why not email/text/call?

Nothing here says you cannot still email/text/call individuals at the Bartell. However, having an entire group on this platform will be a significant advantage in operating the Bartell Theatre. If you can use Slack instead of an email/text/call, then the Bartell Theatre strongly suggests you use Slack.

How do I start Slack?

The Bartell Theatre’s Slack Workspace is invite only and is reserved for certain types of roles at the Bartell. Below is that list of roles.

If you meet any of the above roles and have not yet received your invite, please email

On your invite email, click the “Join Now” button. This will lead you to add your Full Name and set a Password. Please use the Full Name as you are known to those around the Bartell Theatre.

You will only be invited using email addresses that are directly tied to individuals and not email addresses for roles in which multiple people will use over time.

How do I log in?

In a browser, visit

On your phone (or table), download and open the Slack app and log in.


Please turn on notifications for at least “Direct messages, mentions & keywords

You can set your notification settings under Preferences.

What are Channels?

Channels may be best thought of as being “chat rooms” for a given subject. Below are the Bartell Theatre’s Slack channels. These are “public” for all Bartell Theatre Slack Users. Please use these channels as means to communicate with and within the group for that given channel.

There are “private” channels. These will be further invite only channels.

Direct Messages?

Direct Messages can be made directly between and private to two people on Slack.

Page last updated on February 10, 2022

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