We’re happy to announce that Google Apps for Education (GAFE) single-sign-on (SSO) is now available for NoodleTools through our new Google Marketplace NoodleTools App. Google Apps SSO allows users to log into NoodleTools, without the need for any username/password. And just as importantly, the integration eliminates the administrative headaches around helping students with lost passwords.
Who can use it?
This functionality is available to subscribing schools, districts and colleges that use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) across all students. Note that individual researchers, teacher licenses, free trial accounts and NHD-only accounts are not eligible for this feature (you can ignore this email if you fall under one of those categories).
How do I set it up?
This document outlines the steps required to set up Google Apps SSO for your school/college:
Be sure you have read and understand the full document before submitting your request. For example, keep in mind that once we activate Google Apps SSO authentication, your users will no longer be able to log in to NoodleTools through the regular login screen or through any links to NoodleTools you currently have. They will need to either click the NoodleTools app button from within their Google Apps account or use a new customized link as described in step 5. You will want to communicate this change to your users; we can enable SSO on a date/time of your choosing, to help with this transition.
When can we start?
Step 1 of the instructions contains a form to request access. Since we’ll be receiving thousands of requests over the next few weeks, please be patient — we will respond to requests in the order they are received.