This tutorial covers these topics: 


1. How to create a paper

2. How to share your paper with a teacher

3. How to share your paper with your teammates

4. How to unlink your paper from your project

5. Troubleshooting


1. How to create a paper

1. On your project’s Dashboard screen click the link “Start paper.” 




2. If you authenticate into your school's subscription with Office 365, a new browser window will open where you will select your Office 365 account. Otherwise, the new window will ask you to select your G Suite account. 

3. A new online document (either Word Online or Google Docs) will open and you can begin writing. The title of the document is automatically set to match the title of your project.

4. When you are done, close the window with the document. When you click Paper in the NoodleTools navigation bar, this document will reopen. Only one document can be associated with a NoodleTools project.

2. How to share your paper with a teacher

When you share your project with your teacher, check the box "Share paper" (if that option is grayed out, try clicking Dashboard to reload the Dashboard screen first). 



Click "Done." Once the sharing is completed successfully, click Dashboard in the navigation bar to reload the page and update the sharing status (see example below). Your Paper is now shared with your teacher.



Your teacher now can view and write comments on the paper. 


3. How to share your paper with your teammates


If you have not yet shared your project with your teammates, read first “How to set up a collaboration with your classmates for instructions.


In order for the project’s paper to be accessible to all team members, there are two requirements:

  1. Each team member must have a Google or Office 365 ID in their user profile.

  2. The paper was created first as described above in step 1, "How to create a paper."


How to share your paper with your teammates:


1. Switch to the Dashboard
 screen.

2. Under "Student collaboration" and on the right of each collaborator, click “Share paper.”



3. You'll be prompted to log into Google or Office 365 to open your online document. When the sharing is completed successfully, click Dashboard in the navigation bar to reload that screen. The Paper should now show as being shared with the collaborator. 


Your teammates can now edit or leave comments on the paper via their own NoodleTools accounts.


On the Dashboard, if "No Google ID" or "No Office 365 ID" appear for a teammate in the "Paper" column, it means that the teammate does not have a Google or Office 365 ID in their profile when the project was shared. Ask the teammate to add their Google or Office 365 ID in their profile under "My account." 





4. How to unlink the paper from your project


If you need to unlink the paper from your project, click "Unlink" under Project details on the Dashboard. The paper will always remain in your Google or Office 365 directory. 




5. Troubleshooting


My collaborator(s) cannot see my paper?

Check the "Paper" column under "Student collaboration" on the Dashboard. If it is not shared, click "Share" to share the paper with them. If "No Google ID" or "No Office 365" is displayed, ask the collaborator to add their ID in their profile under "My account." After they do this, reload your Dashboard and share the paper with them.


I unlinked my paper. How do I relink the paper?

Click the link "Start paper" to create new blank paper on your Dashboard. Open your previous paper that is still in your Google or Office 365 directory, copy its contents, and paste it into your new paper.