UCR is rolling out the Slack Collaboration Platform!

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Slack is a collaboration platform designed to support a unified communication and collaboration experience. To support meaningful connections between students, faculty and staff, UCR will be rolling out Slack this Winter 2021.

XCITE and ITS have partnered to deploy workspaces across campus, in a safe and secure manner. A small set of pilot groups will be supported early Winter and will expand for group requests late Winter.

The Slack platform works seamlessly with any electronic device and operating system. It provides a single platform to keep group related messaging and files, with no limits to the number of messages or number of files stored.


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  • Keep course, club, or department focused communication organized in one place.
  • Create a sense of community during the global pandemic.
  • Provides modern, user-friendly interface for direct messaging.
  • Accounts managed through UCR’s secure Slack Enterprise Grid.
  • Foster communication across varying groups at UCR.
  • Streamline communication in a single platform that is accessible to all Highlanders (faculty, staff and students).
  • Integrate campuswide tools such as Zoom and Google Apps.



Learn more about how to use Slack with Slack Tutorials.




January 2021 Pilot - Highlander Connections
January 2021 Pilot - UE Freshman Collective
February 2021

Expanded Groups - Open for Registration

For More Information, please contact Israel Fletes (