If your school or district uses Google Workspace (previously "G Suite" or "Google Apps for Education"), you can install a Google Marketplace app that allows students and teachers to log in to NoodleTools through their Google accounts (“single-sign-on” or "SSO"), without the need to authenticate into the school/district subscription or to remember a separate personal username and password.

Note that this is not a Chrome Web Store App or a Chrome extension. It is a Google Workspace Marketplace app that must be installed by the Google Workspace administrator of a school or district as described in Step 4. Google SSO will work in any browser (it is not Chrome-specific).

Step 1: Requesting Google SSO
Before you install the NoodleTools app from Google Workspace Marketplace, you will need to inform the NoodleTools team that you are going to be using Google SSO. We will coordinate with you to make sure the option is turned on for your school/district properly. Note that Google SSO will not immediately work when you install the app on your side – we must be notified and we must enable it on our side after you install the app for the integration to work.

To submit a request, please complete the short form here:

Requests will be handled in the order they are received. Since we handle a large number of these requests, it may take a few days for us to process your request and send a follow-up email to continue the process.

Step 2: Understanding the choices
Before you begin, there are a few key points to understand:

1. Google SSO is not required, just because your school uses Google Workspace. If you would prefer to have students and teachers create their own accounts in NoodleTools that they access with a username/password of their choosing, you can use that method of authentication instead.

2. When Google SSO is activated for your school or district:

  1. A user will need a Google Workspace account at the school in order to use NoodleTools.
  2. Due to item (1), each user will only be able to create one NoodleTools user account (the one tied to their Google ID).
  3. A user will not be able to create a standalone account under the school’s subscription that is not tied to a Google login.
  4. Users will only log in via one of the following: 
    1. By clicking the "Google" button on the main login page at https://my.noodletools.com/logon/signin.
    2. By clicking a customized link in this form: https://my.noodletools.com/logon/signin?domain=ABC ...where “ABC” in the URL would be replaced by your school’s/district’s Google Workspace domain.

    Important note: A third method is available, which is to click the NoodleTools button in the Google "waffle" menu. However, as of September 1, 2021 (when Google added age-based restrictions to accessing apps from the Marketplace), that option only works for students who are 18 years or older.

3. If students and teachers have existing NoodleTools accounts under the school and district, you can switch to use Google SSO and still access those existing accounts (for details on this, see step 5).

Step 3: Wait for confirmation

Please do not continue on to step 4 until we have received your request (step 1) and we have contacted you to confirm. Although you can install it at any time, the app will not work until we activate access for you on our side. It may take a few days for us to follow up with you after you have submitted your request.

Step 4: Installing the app from Google Workspace Marketplace


Once you have approval from NoodleTools to continue and you understand the caveats described in Step 2, you can install the app. Navigate to the NoodleTools app installation page.

Click Domain Install to begin.

You will be prompted to grant certain permissions that NoodleTools requires for the integration. Mark the checkbox to agree to the conditions and click Allow.

Checking that the app is installed properly

If you have installed the NoodleTools app properly, you should see NoodleTools in the “Apps > Google Workspace Marketplace apps > Apps list” area as pictured below (but with your domain).

Note that until we switch the feature on for your school or district, attempting to log in will bring up a web page saying that either the school is not subscribed or that Google SSO is not yet enabled for the subscription. This is the expected behavior. Once you have successfully installed the app, please email us to let us know so that we can complete the activation on our side.

Step 5: Accessing the installed app

Frequently Asked Technical Questions

Students get a message that says "Can't access this service: This service is unavailable for Google Workspace for Education users who are under 18 and children under 13."

As of September 1, 2021 (when Google added age-based restrictions to accessing apps from the Marketplace), attempting to log in by clicking on NoodleTools in the Google "waffle" menu will only work for students who are 18 years or older. Students should instead log in by clicking the NoodleTools button on the main login page at https://my.noodletools.com/logon/signin or by clicking the direct URL as noted in step 2 above.

We’ve installed the NoodleTools app but when we click it we get a message saying that the school is not subscribed or has not enabled Google Workspace integration. What should we do?

This means that either (a) we have not switched the SSO option on for your subscription yet or (b) it was enabled but not with the proper domain. Contact us to either schedule a date/time to turn the feature on for you (or to check if there is a problem with the configuration).

For Chromebooks, can we install NoodleTools in the Google Workspace Admin Console under “Device Management” so that a button shows up in the “App Launcher” area?

No, the NoodleTools app should be installed only under “Apps > Marketplace Apps” in the Admin Console. If it is installed and configured under “Device Management” a NoodleTools button will show up in the App Launcher, but users will get an error when they click on it, referring to “${DOMAIN_NAME}.”

If NoodleTools was added under Device Management, it can be removed by going to “Device Management > Chrome management > User Settings > Apps and Extensions > Force-installed Apps and Extensions > Manage force-installed apps.” This opens a pop-up window where you can remove NoodleTools.

What should we do if clicking on the NoodleTools app results in a “Webpage blocked” message in the browser?

The app requires that the Google Account Chooser be available to the user. Check that you have not blocked access to: