Overview: If your school or college has enabled access through Google, signing in to NoodleTools is simple and you won't need to remember a separate username and password.
This article applies to:
✔︎ NoodleTools School Subscription
✗ NoodleTools Individual License
✗ NoodleTools MLA Lite
✗ NoodleTools Express
Begin by entering NoodleTools via any of these three options:
Option 1: Google app launcher (not available for iPad/mobile users)
Open the Google app launcher (the menu with 9 squares, sometimes called the "waffle" menu) as pictured below and scroll down to the bottom, where you'll find 3rd-party apps. Click the NoodleTools icon.
Option 2: Direct link
You can open NoodleTools from a customized link that matches your Google domain (the part of your Google email address after the "@"). The link is constructed like this:
...where "abc.edu" in the URL is replaced by your Google domain. Note that if the "student" domain is different than the "teacher" domain, there would be two separate URLs for this purpose.
Option 3: "Google" button on the NoodleTools sign in page
Click the "Google" button on the sign in page at:
You may be prompted to select your Google account if you are not already logged in or if you are logged into multiple Google accounts.
If you've logged in this way before, the NoodleTools Projects screen will open and you're done! If you have not entered through Google before, the "Account Setup" window will open.
Account Setup window, step 1:
If your subscription covers multiple schools, you may need to select your specific school from a "Select Location" dropdown list. In some cases, you may also be required to enter a "school code," which is a 6-digit password specific to your school (ask your teacher or librarian if you don't know it). Click Continue.
In cases where we don't require this information, you will skip step 1 and be taken directly to step 2 of Account Setup.
Account Setup window, step 2:
Option 1: Creating a new/empty account
If you are a new user, leave the "Create account" tab selected (default). Choose "I am a student or library patron" (default) or "I am a teacher or librarian." Click Create Account.
Option 2: Linking to a previously-created account
If this is the first time you are entering NoodleTools through Google but you logged in previously via a personal ID and password (i.e., your school has switched to use Google for access recently, or you had a trial account), select the "I have an existing account" tab instead of "Create account." You will be prompted to enter your old Personal ID and password. Click Link Account. NoodleTools will link your old account to your Google ID.
If you complete the "Account Setup" step and then realize you’ve made an error, you can unlink your NoodleTools account from your Google ID 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/empty account when you intended to link to an existing one. To unlink your ID, go to your user profile, click the link icon in the left blue panel, and click Unlink on the right.
Accessing the NoodleTools Companion app:
To access the NoodleTools Companion iOS/Android app, locate the "Companion Key" in your NoodleTools user profile and use that key as the password (and your Google email as the username).