Help & Support


This support page will answer any frequently asked questions you may have about Obie, or his friends at Tasytt, or how they integrate with Slack. If you're looking for his favorite foods, music, and other interests aside from Tasytt, you can find his dating profile on Tinder!

Getting Started


Unsure where to begin? Perhaps you haven't even taken the leap to install Obie on your Slack team yet. This is the resource for you! Follow this quick guide on getting started with Obie and you'll be up and running in no time!




Full 'How-to' Guide


This resource is comprised of all things Obie and Tasytt. If you're looking for how-to's and break downs on features and functionality this will give you all that you need in a visual step-by-step format.




Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Obie?

Obie answers what or how questions and deploys flows and other information from the Tasytt dashboard. Obie is in beta and learning quickly - right now he uses a natural language processing algorithm to search your team's knowledge bases. If you’re having trouble getting Obie to return a result, try typing what is followed by the keywords you want to search for.

Obie also delivers Flows, which are like drip-campaigns for learning. Flows let you automate training and use spaced-repetition to increase knowledge retention... see the Flows question below to learn more about them.

Tip: Type help to Obie and he'll let you know how to interact with him.

Where does Obie get his information from?

You choose where Obie searches for knowledge!

You can feed knowledge to Obie in Slack. Find out how to do this in the question below.

You can have Obie search your team's Tasytt dashboard, including Books, Pages, and Flows.

And! You can hook up your team's external knowledge bases and give Obie authorization to search select folders. Currently, Obie can integrate with Google Drive, Confluence, Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Sites. To find out how to manage your team's integrations, see the question below.

How do I feed knowledge to Obie?

Obie loves getting this question because searching and sharing is one of his strengths! There are two simple ways to feed knowledge to Obie:

1. Via Slack. Ask Obie the question you want to give him the answer to, then follow his lead.

2. Via the Tasytt dashboard. Go to the Obie Responses page on Tasytt (yourcompany.tasytt.com/responses) to view, add, delete, or edit responses.

How do I manage my 3rd party integrations?

To manage your team's 3rd party integrations, type integrations. Obie will list all the platforms he integrates with. Select your desired platform. You will be redirected to Integration Settings on the Tasytt dashboard. There, you can select which folders you would like to give Obie authorization to search.

Can I use Obie in channels?

Yes, you can! /invite @obie to your channel(s) of choice and ask him questions just as you would in DM.

Note: He cannot execute Flows within channels, only DM.

What are Flows?

Flows are a series of steps delivered one at a time via Obie. They use spaced-repetition to increase knowledge retention. Create Flows on the Tasytt dashboard to automate training or to share knowledge, lessons or checklists, and then they will be deployed to your team in message-sized pieces.

Flows are great for new hire tasks, to assign books, or to teach a certain skill. They can include things like a Google doc, "fill out I-9" or "read Sales Book" and you can get Tasytt points for completing them.

Tip: Try creating a Flow that new hires will be assigned automatically or use one to make sure everyone is caught up with a new process.

How do I delete a Flow?

If you'd like to delete a Flow, you can delete it from the Flow page on Tasytt (yourcompany.tasytt.com/flows). Click the settings button on the Flow you want to delete (3 vertical dots), then select Delete Flow indicated by the garbage can icon.

Note: This change will take effect immediately and only users who are provisioned as Administrators (on Tasytt) can delete a Flow.

How do I delete a Book?

Everyone makes mitsakes mistakes so if you need to delete a Book, you can delete it from your company Bookshelf (yourcompany.tasytt.com) on Tasytt. Click the settings button on the Book you want to delete (3 vertical dots), then select Delete Book indicated by the garbage can icon.

Note: This change will take effect immediately and only users who are provisioned as Administrators (on Tasytt) can delete a Book.

Commands


  • help
  • Type help to get a list of Obie's commands.
  • what
  • Ask Obie a what question i.e. "What is the vacation policy?"
  • where
  • Ask Obie a where question i.e. "Where do I find the email template?"
  • how
  • Ask Obie a how question i.e. "How do I connect to the printer?"
  • flows
  • Type flows to get a list of the Flows available to you accompanied by numbers.
  • start flow 123
  • Tell Obie start flow 123 to begin Flow number 123 (use the number that is accompanied to the Flow you want to begin).
  • done
  • Tell Obie done when you've completed a step in a Flow.
  • stop
  • Type stop to stop working on a Flow in progress, or to adjust notification settings.
  • dashboard
  • Type dashboard to get the url link to your team's Tasytt dashboard.
  • integrations
  • Type integrations to manage your team's 3rd party integrations.
  • give me a snapshot
  • Type give me a snapshot to have Obie tell you how many Flows and Pages you have yet to complete.
  • stop learning
  • As an admin, type stop learning to turn OFF knowledge capture from Slack.
  • start learning
  • As an admin, type start learning to turn ON knowledge capture from Slack.
  • /invite @obie
  • Type /invite @obie in any #channel to harness his power in groups!
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What is Tasytt?

It's pronounced tacit, as in tacit knowledge, but we’re not picky.

Tasytt is the company that developed Obie. Tasytt is also the dashboard used to administrate Obie and track progress facilitated within Slack (and soon other platforms). When adding Obie to Slack he will create an account on Tasytt for you to harness the full power of our solution.

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