Create a breakout sub-channel (used to be called "Discussion") for you and your students to exchange ideas instantaneously within your existing class channel. Sub-channels are great for keeping messages or conversations contained within a page, rather than cluttering your class channel.
The sub-channels that you have joined can be accessed on the left-hand bar at any time, under "Sub-Channels".
To create a sub-channel within your channel:
At the bottom of your channel, you will see your message box. At the end of it, there is a plus sign.
Click on the plus sign and select "Sub-Channels".
Add the necessary information and then click "Create".
You can also add more users to this sub-channel through the members tab (the same way that you would with a regular channel).
Note: Users in your parent channel are not automatically added to each sub-channel. Although they can see and join it themselves.
An alternative method to create a sub-channel:
Go to your Nectir workspace and click the pen and paper icon 📝 in the top left corner of your sidebar.
Select "Sub-Channel" in the drop-down menu.
You will see a pop up screen to enter the information for your sub-channel.
To auto-invite everyone from your channel into the sub-channel:
Create the sub-channel and open it up.
In the message box, type "/invite-all-from".
An option will appear showing you how to format this invite function, select that and continue typing as the format shows.
Your message will end up looking like this: /invite-all-from #YourParentChannelName
Once you send this message, your students in that channel will be auto-added to the sub-channel.
This will work for both private and public channels.
To individually add users to the sub-channel:
Go to the "Members" tab at the top right of the sub-channel to add students individually.
Copy and paste the emails of the students you'd like in this sub-channel, and select "add users". You can also search up member names and select to add them to the sub-channel.
Note: all sub-channels within your channel will be able to be viewed by everyone in that channel.
Once you have clicked the blue "join" button within the sub-channel, only then will it show up on your left side bar. If you are auto-added, then it will automatically appear on the left side bar. Sub-channel are viewable and can be added by ANYONE in that channel.
Deleting a sub-channel:
Go to the sub-channel you'd like to delete.
Click on the "info" icon at the top right within the sub-channel.
Click the "Delete" button and confirm.