The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.
Thinking About Creating a New Slack Workspace? Here’s What You Need to Know
Any Stanford Slack member can create a new workspace. If your group needs a virtual space of its own to collaborate, this information will get you off to a great start.
Adding Others to Your Slack Workspace: Common Questions Asked and Answered
You can invite others to join you in any Slack workspace or channel you belong to, usually just by sending an invite. But if the person you want to invite isn’t a member of Slack — or even affiliated with Stanford — the process requires a few additional considerations.
Why Understanding Channel Types Makes Using Slack More Awesome
All Slack channels serve the same fundamental purpose, but there are different types. Understanding the differences will help you create the best space for your conversations.
Slack Connect Builds Bridges Between Stanford and Outside Organizations
Slack Connect lets you extend the benefits of channel-based communications to organizations beyond Stanford. You can now work with external partners using apps, chat, and file sharing — all without leaving your Stanford Slack workspace.
Slack-in-Place: 5 Ways to Manage Remotely with Slack
Whether you’re temporarily managing from afar during Shelter-in-Place, regularly managing a remote team or individual, or a remote manager of an on-campus team like me, here are five ways I’ve found Slack to be particularly valuable in closing geographical distance and opening strong communication and collaboration practices.
My Take on the New Slack Experience
Along with other invited “Slack Champions,” I began test driving the refreshed platform in March to provide feedback to Slack. With that, I’ve had time to explore. Here’s a summary of what I like most and where I think there’s still room for improvement.
New Look and Feel for Stanford Slack
The Stanford Slack desktop and web app is getting a redesign. You'll see new features plus a reorganization of existing features, all in a tidier, more elegant environment. Changes begin to roll out on April 22.
Six Quick and Easy Tips for Better Collaboration in Slack
Slack enables us to communicate in more ways than just chat. And its basic features and functionality are pretty simple to learn. To help you get started, we’ve created a video with six quick and easy tips.
Working Remotely? Here’s a Quick Guide to Slack Best Practices
With many teams putting in place temporary plans to ramp up social distancing, Stanford Slack is becoming an even busier place. While there’s no one universal right way to use Slack, leverage these best practices to stay engaged, informed, and productive.
UHR Slack Channel Honors Spirit of Former Co-Worker
The University Human Resources (UHR) team has found a unique way to use Slack to continue the cherished practices of a beloved co-worker after her unexpected death.