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Logging in to Microsoft 365

Last modified 5/17/2022

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

Logging in to Microsoft 365 at Illinois State University

If you previously logged into Central Login, you will automatically log into your Microsoft 365 account. If not, use the instructions below to log in. 

  1. Go to Office365.IllinoisState.edu.
  2. Enter your ULID and password.
  3. Click Sign in.

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

Note:

If you are logging in from home, or not connected to ISUNet, you will need to authenticate and verify your log in using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)



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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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.

Having Trouble Logging In?

If you are having trouble logging into your Microsoft 365 account, it may be due to several reasons. Reference Unable to Log in to Microsoft 365 for a listing of different scenarios and the recommended solutions.

You may also want to reach out to Microsoft Support for additional/further assistance.

Getting Help

For Technical Assistance, you can Submit a Help Ticket, or contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357 or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu

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