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Slack Course Workspace Permissions

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When working with Slack Course Workspaces, users can have one of two roles:  Workspace Admin or Member.  By default, a user's role in a Slack Course Workspace will be dictated based on their role within the associated Canvas academic course site (see our help article on Canvas / Slack Course Workspace Role Mapping).  Below is a chart showing some of the most commonly asked about permissions.  

NOTE:  The following permissions are based on default Slack Course Workspace settings.  Actual settings may vary from workspace to workspace if modified by a Workspace Admin.

Permission Description Workspace Admin Member
@ mention channel YES YES
@ mention everyone YES YES
@ mention here YES YES
@ mention individuals YES YES
Create Private Channels YES YES
Create Public Channels YES YES
Create Multi-Workspace Channels YES NO
Create Slack-Connect Channels
YES
NO
Create Workflows YES NO
Direct Message (DM) Members of Workspace YES YES
Invite Brown Users (not on the Canvas roster) to Workspace YES YES*
Invite External (Non-Brown) Users to a Workspace as a Guest
YES **
YES **
Invite External (Non-Brown) Users to a Workspace via a Slack-Connect Channel YES
NO
Manage Slackbot Responses
YES
NO
Manage Workspace Membership YES NO
Start Zoom Meeting via Zoom App YES YES

* - Requires approval of a Workspace Admin
** - Requires approval of Org Admin

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