USC’s First Slack Day Was A Treat!

On Tuesday, October 27, more than 140 people joined the #trojan-slack-day channel and engaged with Information Technology Services (ITS), representatives from Slack and others across the university during USC’s first-ever Slack-or-Treat Day. The event was full of interactive activities, learning sessions, tips and tricks and ways to use Slack at USC, giving participants a new perspective on Slack at USC.  Participants also had the opportunity to discover new and helpful features, such as the ability to place phone calls or start a Zoom session directly through Slack.

“I just used the phone feature in Slack that I learned about yesterday,” said Gloria Halfacre, senior research administrator at the Viterbi School of Engineering.  “My colleague had no idea about it.  It was so easy.  Thank you.”

Did you miss it or want to see it again? All the video recordings and materials are on keepteaching.usc.edu/news. Visit this site to view recordings of the sessions on Slack Basics, Managing Administrative and Academic Operations, Enhancing the Learning Experience, Engaging and Participating in a Digitally Connected Campus and the kickoff panel featuring Slack champions from USC, Stanford and Arizona State University.

But the Slack fun isn’t over!

You are encouraged to join your fellow Trojans on the #trojan-slack-champs (formerly known as #trojan-slack-day) channel to continue to discuss new ways to use Slack, explore new features, and ask experts your burning questions. Never fear though, only the name of the channel changed, so join the #trojan-slack-champs channel today and keep sharing your tips and questions!

Take advantage of these resources and make Slack a daily part of your USC experience like computer science grad student, Vignesh Kumar, who posted this comment during Slack-or-Treat: “Hello Fellow Trojans! I’ve been using Slack for years and love it, so I’m so happy that USC is using it as well!”