Slack

A service of Campus IT Partners

Slack is a cloud-based collaboration tool that allows teams to communicate in real-time via chat in public or private channels.

UC Davis has a campus-wide Slack "team" that is available to staff, faculty, and students.

Features/Benefits: 
  • Public Channels: Slack is used by hundreds of UC Davis faculty, staff, and students. Public channels allow campus-wide conversations and collaborations.
  • Private Channels: Need to communicate with just your team, lab or workgroup? You can create a private channel that is only visible to people you invite.
  • Direct Messages: You can send private messages to any individual who is also a member of the UC Davis Slack team.
  • Beyond chat, you can share images, text snippets, and files easily with groups or individuals, public or private.
  • Slack offers easy integration with hundreds of other applications and services, including GitHub, StatusPage.io, Box, and many more. You can even create your own custom integrations, bots, and utilities!
  • Compared to free Slack teams, the UC Davis team offers unlimited message history, unlimited integrations, and other premium features.
  • Access Slack from any web browser, mobile device, or from full desktop clients.
Get Started: 

Just visit https://ucdavis.slack.com/, and create an account using your @ucdavis.edu email address!

Availability: 

24/7/365

Rates: 

No cost for end users. The UC Davis Slack team is jointly funded by College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, and Division of Social Sciences.

Additional Information

Learn More: 

Learn more about Slack at https://slack.com/is.

Policies & Guidelines:

The UC Davis Slack team is informal and is not an official UC Davis communications channel. Users should be aware that access to Slack is available to anyone at UC Davis, so public channels are truly public. Discretion and good taste are highly recommended!

For IT Providers: 

For advanced services, including integrations, importing/exporting data, etc., contact the Slack team administrators.