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OnBase Training

Getting started

Create your account

  1. Go to https://www.onbase.com/community/login.aspx.
  2. Click to Sign Up Now.
  3. Your niu.edu email address is your username.
  4. Create your own password.
    • Do not use the same password as your NIU A-ID.
    • This account is controlled by the vendor (Hyland); NIU cannot reset the password for you.
  5. Choose Northern Illinois University as your company.

Hyland will take up to 2 business days to review and approve your request.


If you're just starting out, take these three courses first:

  • Introduction to OnBase
  • End User Essentials - Web Client
  • End User Essentials - Unity Client (for OnBase 14, used at NIU)