Office 365 Documentation

LSUHSC Outlook Web App for Office 365


Table of Contents

Logging in to Office 365 Outlook Web App

What's Different - Common Tasks

What's Different - Browsing the Outlook Web App

What's Different - Creating a New Email

What's Different - Changing Settings

Set Mail as Default Landing Page


Logging in to Office 365 Outlook Web App

LSUHSC Office 365 users may use the direct login link, or click the Office 365 quick link on the LSUHSC website.


When using the quick link, you will be presented with the following login screen.  Enter your email address and click Sign in (No need to enter your password on this screen).


If prompted, choose to log in to your “Work or school account”.


You will be directed to an authentication page where you'll enter your email address and password. 

Note: If you are on the LSUHSC network with a domain joined computer using Edge, IE or Chrome, then you will be automatically signed in because of a feature called single sign on.


After you login with your credentials, you will be redirected to your Office 365 account.  Click the Mail icon for Outlook Web App.  See Set Mail as Default Landing Page to always open OWA by default.


What's Different - Common Tasks        

If you have used the Outlook Web App before, some things might look different to you.  In the following sections you can learn how to access your Mail, Calendar, Tasks and Contacts, create a new email and change your settings.


What's Different - Browsing the Outlook Web App

Upon entering the Outlook Web App, you might notice that it doesn't immediately bring you to your mailbox or calendar. To access these services, click the icon of the service you wish to access.


Once viewing a particular service, you can switch to other services by clicking the icon (9 squares) at the top left.



What's Different - Creating a New Email

To create a new email, you must first be in your mailbox. From there, click on the “New” button above your Inbox. This will allow you to create a new email.



What's Different - Changing Settings

To change your settings, you must first click on the settings icon (gear) at the top right of the screen. This will provide a new drop-down menu with a few settings on it. Click on “Mail” to be brought to a full list of mail-related settings.




Set Mail as Default Landing Page 

To set Outlook as Office 365 default landing page, log into Office 365, click on the gear icon within the toolbar in the upper right hand corner. On the settings tab, click on the drop down menu under "Set your start page" to Mail  and click the Save button and close.