If your school or district uses Microsoft 365, you may be able to use Microsoft 365 to authenticate users, eliminating the need for users to remember a separate personal username and password.
Step 1: Requesting Microsoft 365 SSO
Microsoft 365 authentication may or may not be an option for you, depending on the nature of your current NoodleTools subscription. For example, it is not an option if you have a single-teacher or personal license. The first step is to submit the short request 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. Microsoft 365 SSO is not required, just because your school uses Microsoft 365. 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 Microsoft 365 SSO is activated for your school or district:
- A user will need a Microsoft 365 account at the school (not a personal account) in order to use NoodleTools.
- Due to item (1), each user will only be able to create one NoodleTools user account (the one tied to their Microsoft 365 ID).
- A user will not be able to create a standalone account under the school’s subscription that is not tied to a Microsoft 365 login.
- Users will log in via one of the following:
- By clicking the "Sign In / Register with Microsoft 365" button on the right side of the main login screen.
- 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 365 domain.
3. If students and teachers have existing NoodleTools accounts under the school and district, you can switch to use Microsoft 365 SSO and still access those existing accounts (for details on this, see "Linking to a previously-created account" in "How to access NoodleTools through Microsoft 365").
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. It may take a few days for us to follow up with you after you have submitted your request.
Step 4: Accept permissions from admin account and notify us
Once you have approval from NoodleTools to continue and you understand the caveats described in Step 2, navigate to the admin consent page here:
This will open the Microsoft 365 permissions consent prompt for NoodleTools, pictured below. Click Accept to allow NoodleTools to read user profile information. If students and teachers use different Microsoft 365 domains, be sure to accept permissions for both domains.
Once this is complete, please notify us so that we can complete the setup on our side. Note that until we switch the SSO feature on for your school or district, attempting to log in via Microsoft 365 will just bring up a page saying that either the school is not subscribed or that Microsoft 365 SSO is not yet enabled for the subscription. This is the expected behavior.
Step 5: Logging in
Frequently Asked Technical Questions
When we try to log in through Microsoft 365, we get a message saying that the school is not subscribed or has not enabled Microsoft 365 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).