Invite Members and Guests to a Slack Workspace

Overview

After creating an account in U-M Slack, you have the ability to join any additional workspaces to which you've been invited (including the Maize & Blue workspace). Depending on the settings of your workspace, you may be able to invite additional members and single-channel guests. This document provides instructions on inviting eligible U-M members and guests into a U-M Slack workspace.

Tip: In the Maize & Blue workspace, you can invite members and single-channel guests to your private channel(s). Adding members to Maize & Blue also permits them to join all of the public channels in this workspace. All member and guest invitations to the Maize & Blue workspace will be automatically approved.

Invite a Member

By default, Workspace Admins and current members can invite Full Members. However, a Workspace Admin can restrict current members from inviting additional members to their workspace. For more information, refer to Workspace Admin Control for Inviting Members in Slack.

Note: If your workspace is managed by an MCommunity group or Canvas course, you may still invite individuals directly in Slack, but these individuals will not be synced to the group and will need to be manually removed when no longer needed.

To invite a member to your workspace:

  1. Click the workspace name in the top left corner of the Slack desktop app.
  2. Select Invite people to [WORKSPACE NAME]. A pop-up window will open.
  3. Enter the user's @umich.edu email address in the To: field.
  4. Select Member from the Invite as drop-down menu.
  5. Click Send.

Note: You cannot use the direct workspace link to invite individuals to a workspace. If you want individuals to be able to invite themselves to a workspace via a link, we recommend using a self-joinable MCommunity group to manage membership.

Invite a Guest

By default, only Workspace Admins can invite Single-Channel Guests into their Workspaces (but not Multi-Channel Guests, as they currently aren't allowed in U-M Slack).

  1. Click the workspace name in the top left corner of the Slack desktop app.
  2. Select Invite people to [WORKSPACE NAME]. A pop-up window will open.
  3. Enter the guest's email address in the To: field.

‚ÄčNote: Guests must be added with a non-UMICH email address (even if they have an @umich.edu email, such as alumni and retirees).

  1. Select Guest from the Invite as drop-down menu.
  2. Enter the channel name to which you'd like to add the guest in the Add to Channels field and select it from the drop-down that appears.
  3. Select a length of time for the guest's access from the Set a time limit drop-down menu if desired.
  4. Click Send Request.
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Thursday, August 18, 2022