Slack Simplifies Communication
Slack brings all your team's communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organised, accessible and is organised by Channels which can be either:
- Public channels
- Channels for projects, groups, and topics that are open to anyone on who is a member of the DCU workspace.
- Private channels
- Across your team, project or research group, there's a range of things people need to communicate about. Private channels in Slack give everyone a way to organise all those conversations while making sure the right people are involved at the right time. Everyone within the channel has a transparent view of all that's going on.
Types of communications possible
- Broadcast messages
- One-to-many, choose any one of the public channels and start a conversation by posting a question or simply use the thread function to comment on a question or request from a colleague
- Direct Messages
- One-to-one and small group messaging adds flexibility around more focused conversations. You can convert direct messages to a private channel for longer-running topics.
- Calls and Screen sharing
- Make calls and share your screen right from channels and direct messages in Slack. Give everyone on the call a voice (and a cursor) by inviting them to directly click and type within your shared screen. If you're on the go, calls on Slack's mobile apps make it simple to reach anyone on your team.
Download Slack's desktop and mobile apps
It is not necessary to download the application as Slack is available to all DCU staff via an internet browser.
By downloading the desktop and mobile apps, you can stay signed in to multiple workspaces, have more control over notifications, and stay in sync even when you’re on the move.
For download instructions, click the link for the apps that are right for you.
Visit our dedicated Slack information page to view more information and videos on how to best utilise Slack for you and your team!