Features & Benefits of Slack at U-M

Slack provides a secure, organized collaboration workplace with a variety of features.

Standard Features

  • Dedicated channels for individual topics, projects, or teams
  • Direct messaging with other individuals in U-M Slack
  • Public channels that anyone can find and join, and private channels that only those invited can access
  • Searchable history in all channels, including direct messages
  • Ability to share files in channels
  • Slack Huddles for live conversations
  • Slack Connect for easy communication with external Slack workspaces

Additional University of Michigan Benefits

  • Single Sign On (SSO) - Authentication via U-M Weblogin
  • Data Protection Agreement (DPA)