JPIT Slack is an online tool we have developed to enable JPIT supporters, justice seekers and conference attendees to share ideas, information and inspiration. Different from our social media platforms, JPIT Slack is a closed environment, by invitation only, for networking and going deeper, connecting with the team, practitioners and local activists. It’s free, and available to use in your web browser or via a free app for computers, tablets and mobile phones.
If you haven’t received an invitation link by email, please email us to request one. (Please also check your junk/spam folder).
If you have already joined the JPIT Slack, you can enter here.
These instructions are for first-time users on a computer. On tablet and phone apps, the screen will look quite different. Please do let us know if you are struggling.
1. Joining for the first time.
Use the link we sent you to join JPIT Slack. Once you’ve joined, you won’t need this link again. In future, you can use jpit.slack.com
‘Continue with Email’ will prompt you to type in your email address. This will be the email address where you will receive notifications from Slack. (You can turn off these notifications easily.) You could also use your Google or Apple account to join, if you have one.
2. Adding the code
Slack will send you an email with a six-character code. You’ll need to enter it here.
3. App or browser?
You will see this prompt if you are joining from a web browser.
Slack works well in a web browser or as a free app on your tablet, phone or desktop. If you don’t want to download the app for your computer, click ‘Not now, continue in browser’.
4. The Slack environment
This is the main Slack environment.
(Yours might have a light background depending on your device settings.)
Slack is for you! Please do feel free to explore, share, react, comment and question in any area you like.
JPIT Slack is a closed environment and we hope it will be used respectfully. If you have any concerns about content or other members, please message Roo immediately.
Under ‘Channels’ (on the left sidebar), you will be able to see what people have shared about aspects of the conference, including the ‘uh’ (Unearthing Hope) and ‘sj’ (Seeking Justice) workshops, the ‘marketplace’ (partner organisations) and ‘photos-of-hope’. Join in!
Under ‘Direct messages’ (on the left sidebar), you can privately message other conference participants and contributors. Direct messages can include groups of people.
JPIT Slack is ready to use now and we intend to keep it open indefinitely. We expect it to grow and develop.
You can discuss general ideas in the ‘#community’ channel.
Connect with workshop leaders and the JPIT team in the channels or direct messages.
Your profile picture would appear in the top right, if you want to add one. Click the profile picture to add any information you would like other members of JPIT Slack to see.
You type in your messages in the bottom portion of the screen. They will appear in the channel or direct message you have selected (check at the top of the screen). You can add photos or documents by clicking the + icon at the bottom left. When you’re ready to share, click the green and white triangle (paper plane!) icon on the bottom right.
Notifications let you know when someone else has added information – really useful to keep track of the subjects you are interested in. But no-one wants to receive lots of distracting notifications, so Slack helps you to get the balance right.
Click on ‘JPIT’ in the top left of the screen (above the stripey logo) to reveal a menu. Here, click Preferences, and you can select how you would like to receive notifications.
To receive notifications from specific channels, select the channel you want using the left sidebar, then click on the channel title when it appears at the top of the screen. You’ll see a button with a bell icon – click this to select options that apply to that channel.
See below for how to ‘leave’ a channel that you are not interested in, or how to rejoin channels you have left.
We add you into lots of channels by default when you join, as it’s the easiest way to start getting involved.
To leave (no hard feelings!) or rejoin a channel later, click ‘Channel Browser’ (or ‘More’ and then ‘Channel Browser’) and hover your mouse pointer over the required channel. Click on the ‘leave’ or ‘join’ buttons that appear on the right of the channel description.
7. Direct messages
Direct messages are private. You can chat to one person by clicking their name under ‘Direct messages’.
To privately message a new group, click on ‘All DMs’ (top left of screen) and type the names into the ‘To:’ box that appears at the top.
8. Inviting others
You can ‘invite people’ to join the JPIT Slack – for example, people in your justice group who haven’t registered individually for the conference.
Click on ‘Invite People’ at the bottom of the ‘Direct Messages’ list of names to start the process. Please explain on the invitation card why you wish to add the person since we approve every request individually. There may be a delay because of this approval process.
9. Privacy and deactivation
We hope the JPIT Slack is a great help to you in your justice-seeking!
If you’ve had a go and it’s not for you, here’s how to deactivate your account:
- Contact us with your request.
- If you could, please give a reason, so that we can try to better meet your needs and the needs of others in future.
- We will deactivate your account and remove all your data, if you wish, within 28 days and usually sooner.
- [You are welcome to follow Slack’s own instructions to remove yourself directly, but this requires you to create a password first.]
Please only share media which is public domain, creative commons or your own. Please contact us using the link above for data handling requests.