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Logging in to Office 365

The Illinois State University Office 365 web portal (Office365.IllinoisState.edu) gives you direct access to the features available to you within Office 365, depending on your user access.

Logging in to Office 365 at Illinois State University

To log in to Office 365, do the following:

  1. Go to Office365.IllinoisState.edu.
  2. Enter your Illinois State email address (ie ulid@ilstu.edu) and password.
  3. Click [Sign in].

You will now be logged in to your Office 365 account.

What happens if I already have a Microsoft account?

Microsoft offers consumer versions of Office Online and OneDrive as well as business versions. If you already have an account for the consumer version of Office Online or OneDrive registered to your Illinois State email address, you can still use that account as you normally would. The consumer and business versions of Office Online and OneDrive have separate login pages. To access your Illinois State University business account, log in as described above. To access your personal (non-ISU) OneDrive or Office Online account, log in as described below.

Personal OneDrive Account

To access your personal OneDrive account, do the following:

  1. Go to onedrive.live.com.
  2. Log in as you normally would.

For example, if you normally log in with your Illinois State email address, use that. If you normally log in with a different email address, and then continue to use that. Your personal OneDrive account is separate from your Illinois State Office 365 account, even though you might use the same email address to log in to both. If you make the passwords the same, then you would log in with the same password, but the Technology Support Center recommends that you make your passwords different.

Personal Office Online Account

To access your personal Office Online account, do the following:

  1. Go to office.com.
  2. Log in as you normally would.
  3. If you are asked to select which account you want to log in with, do one of the following:
  • To access your personal Office Online account, choose Microsoft account.
  • You will only be asked to make this choice if your personal Office Online account is associated with your Illinois State email address.

For example, if you normally log in with your Illinois State email address, use that. If you normally log in with a different email address, then you would continue to use that. Your personal Office Online account is separate from your Illinois State Office 365 account, even though you might use the same email address to log in to both. If you make the passwords the same, then you would log in with the same password, but the Technology Support Center recommends that you make your passwords different.

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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