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NoodleTools for Researchers

Learn how to use NoodleTools like a pro to create bibliographies, organize your research notes, and manage your research projects

NoodleTools & Google Docs

NoodleTools is integrated with Google Docs which means that you can create your paper in Google Docs and have it automatically tied to your NoodleTools project. When you click the link Start paper in Google Docs on your Dashboard or click Paper in the navigation bar, a new document is created in your Google Docs account. That document is automatically tied to the NoodleTools project, so you can return directly to the paper by clicking Paper in the navigation bar.

When you share a NoodleTools project with a teacher or your teammates, you also have the option to share the Google Docs paper. The teacher gains full edit access to the document and can give you feedback using Google’s comment tool directly on your working paper. Your teammates will be able to view, add content and comments to the paper.

How To Create a Paper

On your project’s Dashboard screen click the link Start paper in Google Docs.

  • A new browser window will open and prompt you to log in to your Google account. Enter your Google account information (the same address provided in your NoodleTools profile) and click Sign in

‚ÄčNote: This is a secure Google login screen. NoodleTools cannot retrieve your password. 

  • A new Google Docs document will open and you may begin writing. The title of the document is automatically set to match the title of your project.
     
  • When you're done, close the window with the Google Doc. When you click Paper in the NoodleTools navigation bar, this document will reopen. Only one Google Docs document can be associated with one NoodleTools project at a time.
     

How To Share Your Paper With Your Teacher

  1. First, you need to share your project with your teacher. (Learn how here.)
  2. Second, you need to create the paper as described above in How To Create a Paper.

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  • Switch to the Dashboard screen, scroll down to "Sharing and collaboration."
  • Click the link "Share paper" next to the Project inbox's name.

  • If your Paper is not open, you'll be prompted to log into Google to open your Google Doc. When the doc is open, return to your Dashboard screen and reload it. The Paper will now show as being shared with the Project inbox. 

Your teacher now can view your work and leave feedback via comments on the paper. If your teacher cannot see your paper, click the link "Reshare" to re-establish the link between the paper and the teacher's inbox. 

 

How To Share Your Paper With Teammates

You must first share your project with your teammates. (Learn How Here - See Student Collaboration).

In order for the project’s paper to be accessible to all team members, there are two requirements:

  1. Each team member must have a Google Account ID in their user profile.*
  2. The paper was created first as described above in How To Create a Paper.

How to share your paper with your teammates:

  • Switch to the Dashboard screen.
  • Under "Student collaboration" and on the right of each collaborator, click Share paper.

  • If your Paper is not open, you'll be prompted to log into Google to open your Google Doc. When the doc is open, return to your Dashboard screen and reload it. The Paper will now show as being shared with the collaborator. 

Your teammates can now write or edit the content, and leave feedback via comments on the paper.

On the Dashboard, if "No Google ID" appears for a teammate in the "Paper" column, it means that the teammate does not have a Google Account ID in his profile. Ask the teammate to add their Google ID in their profile

How To Add a Google ID to a Profile

If a teammate needs to add his/her Google ID to his/her profile, follow these instructions:

  • Click My account in the upper right of their screen
  • Go to My profile 
  • Add their Google Account ID. Then any one of the team members who has access to the paper can click the link “Share paper” next to their User ID to give them access to the paper.