Guide to using Hoopla with Slack
Are you a Slacker and want to stayed engaged and informed? You've come to the right place. Here's everything you need to know about using Slack and Hoopla.
Hoopla to Slack Newsflashes
Once your Hoopla Admin has enabled notifications in Slack channel(s), you will be able to see Newsflashes within the specified Slack channel(s). You can interact with them the same way you do with all other Slack posts - we recommend commenting with words of encouragement and reacting with fun emojis 🥳 👍 . Here's some Newsflash examples:
Metric & Streaming Newsflash - Metric and Streaming Newsflashes are very similar as they trigger when a specific goal has been met by a player, team, or even the whole company:
Quickfire Newsflash - Quickfire Newsflashes are used to send out a message on the fly. This can be done by logging into Hoopla or through the Hoopla Mobile App. Note: Your Hoopla Admin determines what Quickfires are available and who can send one.
Hoopla to Slack Challenges
If you or your team have been put into a Challenge (e.g. Faceoff, Battle, Race or Tournament), you will see the challenge details and who's involved. Once the challenge has finished, another Slack message will trigger with who won and their results.
Pro Tip: We highly encourage some healthy, competitive smack talk once a challenge starts!
Here's an example of a Battle that has ended:
Hoopla to Slack Leaderboards
Your Admin can schedule Leaderboards to populate into Slack either once a day, three times a day, or weekly. These Leaderboards are based upon either individual or team metrics set up by your Hoopla Admin. Click "See more" to view the rest of the list, play the Leaderboard in a separate browser window or view the entire ranking by logging into Hoopla.
Pro tip: We recommend comments of encouragement or congratulations.
Hoopla to Slack Calendar Events
Your Hoopla Admin can choose to have birthday/anniversaries to push to Slack. We recommend making sure your birthday and work anniversary date is up-to-date in your profile. If you are enabled to log in, here's a guide on how you can update your birthday/anniversary, as well as your picture and walk-up song.
Posting a Slack Newsflash
If enabled, you can trigger a Newsflash in Slack to appear on a Hoopla TV and/or Slack Channel. It's super easy, just type the "/hoopla" command in the specified Slack channel(s) with a message. Once you hit "enter", your message will appear in the Hoopla channel(s) associated with this Quickfire.
Pro Tip: This is a great way to give Kudos to a coworker or to use for company-wide updates!
Note: Contact your Hoopla Admin to determine which Slack Channel(s) are enabled to send Slack Newsflashes.