This guide provides tutorials to help you use NoodleTools.
FOR RETURNING WSA STUDENTS
IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR:
West Sound Academy has switched to using Google Sign-on to access NoodleTool instead of Personal IDs and passwords. This means when you enter NoodleTools through Google you will need to link to your existing account from the previous school year. Find the instructions on how to do that in the box below:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING WSA STUDENTS
Begin by entering NoodleTools via any of these three options:
Option 1: Google app launcher (not available for iPad/mobile users)
From your WSA email, open the Google app launcher (the menu with 9 squares, sometimes called the "waffle" menu) as pictured to the right and scroll down to the bottom, where you'll find 3rd-party apps.
Click the NoodleTools icon.
You can open NoodleTools from a customized link that matches West Sound Academy's Google domain:
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
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 Unlinkon 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).