OnBase Training

Getting started

Create your account

  1. Go to https://community.hyland.com.
  2. Click to Register here button.
  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 two 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)