If your school or college has enabled access to NoodleTools through G Suite, you can register as a new user or access an existing NoodleTools folder without the need to authenticate into the subscription or to remember a separate personal username and password. This tutorial covers these topics:
- Accessing the installed app
- Logging into NoodleTools
- Linking to a previously created NoodleTools account
- Creating a new account
- NoodleTools Companion
- Created a new account with Google ID, but user already has an existing account
1. Accessing the installed app
Log in to NoodleTools through the button found within the G Suite Universal Navigation Bar as pictured below. Note that the app button does not appear in the menu found under the Google home page (at www.google.com). You need to be in another Google App, like Mail or Drive.
Alternatively, you can open NoodleTools from a customized link for your school, which looks similar to this:
...where “ABC” in the URL would be replaced by your school’s/district’s G Suite domain. Note that if your “student” domain is different than your “teacher” domain, there would be two separate URLs for this purpose.
A third option for logging in to NoodleTools is to enter your Google email address under the "Access via G Suite/ Office 365" area of the main login screen (on the right side).
If you are using an iPad or other mobile device, the Google app menu will not display the NoodleTools app. Thus, you will log in via one of the other two methods (customized URL or entering your Google email on the main login screen).
2. Logging into NoodleTools
Clicking on the NoodleTools app in the Universal Navigation Bar, navigating to the customized login page URL in a browser, or entering your Google email on the main login screen (under "Access via Google For Education") initiates the login process. You may be prompted to select your G Suite account if you aren't already logged in, or you are logged in to multiple accounts. If this is not your first time logging in this way, you will be automatically logged in and see your Projects screen.
If this is the first time you have logged in through G Suite, an intermediate screen gives you an opportunity to either create a new account or to link an existing account to your Google ID.
3. Linking to a previously-created account
The intermediate screen below comes up the first time you log in through G Suite, and gives you an option to link to a pre-existing account. Your Google ID and the name of your school's subscription will already be filled in. By default, "I have an existing NoodleTools account" is selected.
If you have an existing account you want to use, enter the ID and password associated with your existing account and click Submit. Your Google ID will now be associated with your existing NoodleTools account, and you will see your projects when you log in.
4. Creating a new account
Alternatively, if you are new to NoodleTools or no longer need your old work, choose the Create a new account option on the screen and select whether you are a student or teacher. Click Submit.
On the Update Profile screen, select your graduation year and click Save Profile.
This will generate a new (empty) NoodleTools account in the system.
5. NoodleTools Companion
Users who authenticate through G Suite can also access the NoodleTools Companion iOS/Android app. Locate the "Companion Key" in their NoodleTools user profile and use that key as the password for logging in to the app (in conjunction with their Google ID as the username).
6. Troubleshooting: Created a new account with Google ID, but user already has an existing account