The application was developed by Dr. Joel David Moore.

This app will allow you to extract all of the messages from your simulation Slack Team and download them as a CSV file. For it to work, you must be the Owner of the Slack channel and follow the two steps below.

Step 1: Authorize Slack API

Assuming you have a slack team already created and populated with channels and messages, you will need to:

Go to this url to start your app..

  • Create a name for your app (e.g. ‘gradebook’)
  • Select your simulation ‘team’ in the Development Slack Workspace dropdown.
  • Click the

    create app

  • On the

    Basic Information

    screen that comes next:
    Click on the



On the OAuth & Permissions page:

  • Under


  • Select the following:
    • channels:history
    • channels:read
    • groups:history
    • groups:read
    • users:read
    Save Changes
  • Scroll to the top of the page and click:

    Install App to Workspace

  • Authorise your App
  • On the next page, copy your token (just press the copy button).

Step 2: Enter your Slack Token

Enter the token you found in Step 1 into the box below.

Please note that the data retrevial may take up to a

few minutes
. Do not hit the button more than once.

Download Messages

After you have hit the 'go' button, and once the table appears in the next panel, Click here to Download a CSV file of your simulation messages

After the table has loaded, you can also click on the N-grams or Sentiment tabs at the top of the page to see the most frequently used combinations of words in your simulation.

Word Count from Slack Messages

The 15 most frequently used words in your simulation: