If your school or district uses Office 365, you may be able to use Office 365 to authenticate users, eliminating the need for users to remember a separate personal username and password.
Step 1: Requesting Office 365 SSO
Office 365 authentication may or may not be an option for your school or district, depending on the nature of your current NoodleTools subscription. For example, it is not an option if you have a single-teacher license, or you are just subscribing for a single school in a much larger district. So 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. Office 365 SSO is not required, just because your school uses Office 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, that is not a problem at all.
2. When Office 365 SSO is activated for your school or district:
- A user will need a Office 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 personal account (the one tied to their Office 365 ID).
- A user will not be able to create a standalone account under the school’s subscription that is not tied to a Office 365 login.
- Users will log in via one of the following:
- By entering their Office 365 email address in the "Access via G Suite / Office 365" section on the right side of the main login page and then clicking the Sign in with Office 365 button below that.
- 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 Office 365 domain.
3. If students and teachers have existing NoodleTools accounts under the school and district, you can switch to use Office 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 Office 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 Office 365 permissions consent prompt for NoodleTools, pictured below. Click Accept to allow NoodleTools to read user profile information. If students and teachers use different Office 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 Office 365 will just bring up a page saying that either the school is not subscribed or that Office 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 Office 365, we get a message saying that the school is not subscribed or has not enabled Office 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).