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At Cal State East Bay, Slack connects our Public Health community to instantly work together, to learn deeper, to collaborate and to solve problems.

Use the button below to join the Department of Public Health workspace for all Public Health students. You will be taken to a web page where you click "Sign in with ADFS." You will then enter your NETID and password.


Slack is a collaboration hub where the CSU East Bay community can work together to share, discuss, and engage with learning on a deeper level. Slack is a searchable platform for messaging, content sharing, and integrations with other software tools. Slack, and tools like it, are replacing email as the main communication tool in schools, companies, and other organizations all over the world. 

Our goal in the Department of Public Health is to give you the training and access to the tools that you will use working in the field.


Want to learn what slack has to offer? 

Check out the Student Guidebook

Additionally, these guides here are meant to provide an overview of Slack learning resources and help guide you through how to best use slack.

Slack Demo: A step-by-step demo of working in Slack

Slack Intro Video: A short video to illustrate how to use Slack in your courses and in your groups

SLACK LEARNING JOURNEY: Here are a series of lessons that you can walk through to understand the basics. 

Lesson 1: What is Slack? 

Lesson 2: Set up Slack

Lesson 3: Find and start conversations

Lesson 4: Work in channels

Lesson 5: Focus on what matters to you

Lesson 6: Collaborate effectively in channels

Lesson 7: Find and search for information

Lesson 8: Create new channels

The Slack Workspace Guide for Instructors can be found on the Public Health Knowledge Base

In Public Health we have adopted some conventions for naming channels, when you are creating a channel, if it fits in one of these purposes, please use that prefix for the channel.


topic- Channels that start with “topic-” are for general discussions of a particular topic. “Topic-health-disparities” would be a channel for discussing health disparities generally.

help- Help channels are used for asking for help from the community.

team- Team channels are for a group of people to talk among themselves. This would be a good choice for a study group or other groups. Team channels are not for work on a particular project.

proj- Project channels are for a group of people to work together on a project. Projects are usually defined as having an end date or a specific goal.  There might be multiple project channels for one project if it is a complex project!

office- This channel will be specific to a faculty member and is their public channel for office hours! Faculty will identify their faculty office channel on their profile.


If you have ideas for a type of channel that isn’t listed here, start a conversation on #topic-channel-names. Your faculty may have other conventions that they are using for their class workspaces.

The Slack Help Center contains lots of detailed articles to help you learn about Slack and its features. 

The Slack tips library is packed with over 30 step-by-step guides to help you get the most out of Slack.

Using #slack in Public Health

You can find your course in two ways:

  1. The easiest way will be to click the invite link email your professor to access the course workspace
  2. You can log onto with your NetID and PW and search for the workspace

Faculty will post their policy on direct messages (DMs), please be respectful of that policy and that some faculty have different approaches to using this tool. 

Please also check the status and respect the Do Not Disturb settings of other students and faculty and respect their time working on other tasks.

Faculty office hours, both in slack and in person will be posted on their faculty profile.

Faculty may have designated slack office-hours where that they will hold in slack. This will be noted in their profile and you can find their office-hours channel from the naming convention below.

office- This channel will be specific to a faculty member and is their public channel for office hours! Faculty will identify their faculty office channel on their profile.

Faculty will expand upon this, but in general, slack is a Cal State East Bay educational forum that includes students, faculty, and staff. Behave as you would on your Cal State East Bay Blackboard, email, or BaySync.

Fill out your Profile

Add details to your Slack profile, such as:

  • Your full name
  • Your display name (how others will @mention you in channels)
  • A profile picture of your face.
  • Optional profile fields such as your role, your major, your student year (e.g. junior, senior, etc.) and your pronouns.