If your school or college has enabled access to NoodleTools through Office 365, 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 the following topics:
- Logging into NoodleTools
- Linking to a previously-created account
- Creating a new account
- NoodleTools Companion
- Unlinking a NoodleTools account from an Office 365 account
1. Logging into NoodleTools
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 Office 365 domain. Note that if your “student” domain is different than your “teacher” domain, there would be two separate URLs for this purpose.
Alternatively, you can enter your Office 365 email address under the "Access via G Suite/Office 365" area of the main login screen (on the right side).
You may be prompted to select your Office 365 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 Office 365, an intermediate screen gives you an opportunity to either create a new account or to link an existing account to your Office 365 account.
2. Linking to a previously-created account
The intermediate screen below comes up the first time you log in through Office 365, and gives you an option to link to a pre-existing account. Your Office 365 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 Office 365 account will now be associated with your existing NoodleTools account, and you will see your projects when you log in.
3. 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.
4. NoodleTools Companion
Users who authenticate through Office 365 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 Office 365 email as the username).
5. Unlinking a NoodleTools account from an Office 365 account
If you go through the screen to link an existing account or create a new account, and then realize you’ve made an error, you can unlink the account from your Office 365 account to start over. For example, you might have linked to the wrong ID/password (sometimes students have made multiple accounts), or you may have created a new account when you meant to link to an existing one.
To correct this, click My account in in the upper right on your NoodleTools screen and select My profile to view your user profile. At the bottom of the next screen, click the link “Click here if you would like to connect your Office 365 login to a different NoodleTools account.”
Clicking the link will sign you out and disconnect your Office 365 account from the NoodleTools account. The next time you enter NoodleTools through Office 365, you will see the intermediate screen again, allowing you to link to an existing account or create a new account.