By adding custom tiles to your Office 365 portal, your staff can quickly jump from apps like Outlook Web Access to other commonly used websites. For example, our teachers can quickly jump from email to Infinite Campus or Google Classroom. If you use SSO for different sites, you can embed your unique SSO link into these custom tiles. This turns Office 365 into a SSO portal and ensures that your staff use the correct link for SSO enabled applications.
To create a custom tile in Office 365, log into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. That link should open the Organization profile automatically. If it does not, click on Settings – Organizational profile. Scroll down to the Add custom tiles for your organization section and select Edit.
Press the Add a custom tile button. The Tile Name field is what the user see as the app name. The Description field controls what they see when they hover over the tile. For image URL, you can often use the favicon of the site. For most sites, this icon can be found at /favicon.ico. For example, bing.com/favicon.ico . Save your site and repeat this process for other important websites.
It can take an hour or so for these apps to appear in the Office 365 My apps list. Once they start appearing, be sure to let your users know where to find them. If needed, you can use this email template to instruct your staff.