To aid the university in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and make it easier for employees to stay connected while working remotely, IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) is reducing licensing fees for the online chat tool Slack to $5.00 for a period of 90 days, effective immediately. The license will allow access to Slack through the annual renewal date of December 19, 2020.

With telework now required for Virginia Tech faculty and staff whose jobs can be performed remotely, Slack can be a valuable communication tool, allowing employees to communicate instantly within teams as well as with individuals across the university.

To order Slack for your department or group, please submit a departmental software request to the Software Service Center through HokieMart, including an Excel spreadsheet indicating the VT Usernames (aka PIDs) to which licenses should be assigned along with the software order form. 

Slack licenses will return to the original price of $20.00 per year after June 17th, 2020. More information is available on the ITPALS website.