Sign In / Sign Out
Navigation for Entire University
- ASU Home
- My ASU
- Colleges and Schools
- Map and Locations
Slack is a collaboration hub enabling better connections for working teams through a searchable platform for messaging, content sharing, and integrations. CHS is launching Slack for all employees in Summer 2019 and it is also available to instructors in their courses.
The video below is an overview of slack.
Slack also provides a Slack Demo to learn more about the product - https://slackdemo.com/ (scroll down to view the demo)
While email is still the official form of communication at ASU, Slack is being positioned as a complementary communication platform focusing more on collaboration, informal conversations, and integrations with other platforms (e.g., zoom, outlook, google drive/calendar, dropbox, etc.). Yes, Slack is another communication platform but this one has the potential to transform the way people at ASU communicate and collaborate.
There are three platforms besides our enterprise systems that ASU has procured licensing for faculty, staff (including student workers), *and* students: Google Apps (gmail, calendaring, drive, docs, sheets, slides, etc.), Zoom, and now Slack. This licensing indicates how much the university is invested in making Slack successful and UTO is pushing all units at the university to adopt the platform.
The initial drive to implement Slack was through inclusion by faculty in the online component of courses to increase the collaboration between instructor and student and amongst students. There was a successful pilot done in Fall 2018 with Engineering and Slack was introduced to all ASU faculty in Spring 2019 to include workspaces in their classes.
To access Slack please follow these steps
Installing and using the Slack desktop app is highly recommended. This can be installed on Windows, Macs, and phones.
Windows - https://slack.com/downloads/windows (click the Download 64-bit button)
Macs - https://slack.com/downloads/mac (click the Download button)
iPhone - https://slack.com/downloads/ios (click on the Download on the App Store button)... or search for Slack on the App Store
Android - https://slack.com/downloads/android (click on the Get it on Google Play button)... or search for Slack on the Google Play Store
After downloading and installing the app, you will be prompted for a workspace URL. Please type in asuchs and click the green continue button.
You may be prompted to login with your asurite id, password, and duo two factor authentication information.
If you have any problems with getting the slack application installed or configured, please submit a ticket to CHS IT Consulting.
UTO has provided some Slack terminology and general etiquette on their Slack 101 page.
CHS has a Slack workspace which contains channels (both public and private) as well as integrations (apps) like Zoom, Outlook calendaring, Google Drive, Google Calendaring, Dropbox, and more.
Public channels are for anyone in the college to use for communications or to ask questions of specific groups (if they are available). Private channels are for internal group communications and are by invitation only.
To request a new channel (public or private), please submit a ticket to CHS IT Consulting. A naming convention has been established:
Integrations with other applications can make Slack very powerful and allow for slack to be a focal point for messaging from those applications. Current integrations in the asuchs workspace include: