CUSD Username Change
For years in CUSD, the e-mail address we give out to people to contact us (email@example.com) does not match the one that we need to log in to Microsoft services online, including Office 365 (IFASfirstname.lastname@example.org). As we begin to shift more toward relying on Microsoft’s cloud services, best practices suggest that we unify these into a single address. Since a public e-mail address of email@example.com makes more sense than an e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org, your public e-mail address will now be your username for Microsoft services. For most users, this means their username will follow the email@example.com format, although some users who have common names may have middle initials or numbers added to their username. In a nutshell:
Why are we making this change?
In the short term, this change should alleviate some confusion when logging on to Microsoft products … when you are asked to log on with your e-mail address, you will no longer have to remember if it’s asking for your “last name/first name” e-mail address or your “IFAS” e-mail address.
In the long term, this change sets us on a path that can one day allow a “single sign on” solution where signing in to our Office 365 accounts will automatically sign users in to other systems like Infinite Campus, Blackboard, etc.
What do I need to do before and after this change is made?
Making such a big change will have some trickle down effects that individual users will need to address. This guide should show you how to prepare for this change before it is made, as well as what you can do after the change to continue to work effectively. You can view instructions (including videos) for each step individually using the menu to the left, or download all instructions in a printable format.