Is a Slack Workspace or Channel Part of U-M Slack?




  • How do I tell which workspace a Slack channel is in?
  • How do I tell if a Slack workspace is part of U-M Slack?


You must be a member or guest in the workspace or channel in order to complete the following steps. If you are IT support assisting a user, have the user complete these steps.


  1. Open the workspace in the app or browser, however you traditionally access the workspace
    • If you are trying to identify the workspace of a specific channel, navigate to that channel however you normally access it
  2. In the upper left corner of the window, click on the name of the workspace (the name is at the top of the sidebar where channels and direct messages are listed)
    • If you're checking what workspace a channel is in, this name is the workspace that the channel is in
    • You can also see the domain just under the name in the drop-down that appears once you click it
  3. In the drop-down that appears, if there is a message that says, "This workspace is part of the University of Michigan organization," this workspace is part of U-M Slack
    1. If there is no message that says exactly those words, it is not currently part of U-M Slack
    2. ITS is only able to provide support for workspaces that are currently in U-M Slack

Additional Information

  • Most U-M Slack workspaces have domains (not names--the domain is the URL you use to join the workspace, and ends in "") that start with "um-"
  • Workspaces that migrated in to U-M Slack (existed prior to U-M Slack) do not have domains that start with "um-"

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 6527
Mon 10/4/21 3:19 PM
Tue 4/18/23 2:33 PM