Getting started with Slack
It's really easy to get set up with Slack.
Only the team leader needs to create an account with ScrumGenius. All other participants do not require an account and can submit answers without one.
Adding ScrumGenius to your team
ScrumGenius is available inside the Slack's App Directory. The App Directory can be found below Channels and Direct Messages on the left-hand side of the Slack window.
You can browse Apps by clicking the + beside it.
From here, you can search for ScrumGenius inside of the search bar and click on the ScrumGenius app that shows up.
You will then be taken to the ScrumGenius app page, where you can click the Install button to add the app to your team.
After clicking install, you will see a page asking for the permissions the bot uses. Click Authorize and you will be taken back to our site to link a ScrumGenius account to the app.
Here's what we use the permissions for:
- Access information about your public channels
ScrumGenius uses this to get all your channels so you will be able to add a channel for the app to post a report summary in.
- View email addresses of people on your workspace
ScrumGenius uses this to fill in the email addresses of your team members for you.
- Send messages as ScrumGenius
ScrumGenius uses this to send messages to your team.
- Access your workspace's profile information
ScrumGenius uses this to fill in the names of team members for you.
It will also use this information to help you by filling in some fields if you are signing up for ScrumGenius.
If you do not already have a ScrumGenius account:
You will be taken to our signup page with some information already filled out for you. Just fill in the rest of the information and you're ready to go!
If you already have a ScrumGenius account:
If you are already logged in to ScrumGenius, your team will be linked to the App right away. If you are not yet logged in, you will be directed to the signup page.
At the top right of the ScrumGenius site, there is a navigation link to our login page. Press the Login link and you will be asked to sign in to link your team.