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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.

Step 11A:  How do I create a paper from the Dashboard navigation screen?

Step 11C:  On your project’s Dashboard screen click on or touch the link “Start paper" in Project details.

Step 11C. a. :  A new online document (Google Docs) will open and you can begin writing. The title of the document is automatically set to match the title of your project.

Step 11C. b.:  When you are done, close the window with the document. When you click on or touch the Paper button in the NoodleTools navigation bar, this document will reopen. Only one document can be associated with a NoodleTools project.

Step 11B:  How do I create a paper from the Paper navigation screen?

Step 11D a.:  Click on or touch the Paper navigation button.  

Step 11D b.:  A new online document (Google Docs) will open and you can begin writing. The title of the document is automatically set to match the title of your project.

Create and Share a Paper

Link to Google Docs

The directions for how to link your paper to Google Docs are from from the guide:   Student NoodleTools sidebar > How Do I Start? > Step 4:  Link to Google Docs tab. 


Step 4A:  Linking to Google Docs can be done in My profile located on the right top corner of the page/screen.  Click/touch the drop-down arrow. Then open My profile

Step 4B:  Type your SMCC student email address in Google Email Account field.

Step 4C:  Then click on or touch the SAVE PROFILE button.

Share Paper With Instructors or Professors


NoodleTools allows you to share your project with your teacher so you can get feedback and guidance as you work. You can also work on group projects by collaborating with your teammates.

12Da.  Public view: By default, no public access to your project is permitted. However, there could be instances where you may want to set up partial or full public access. For example, you may want to allow other researchers to view your sources as examples, or permit them to copy a template of the project into their own accounts. Click the question mark icon for more information.

12Db.  Sharing:   You can share your project with your instructor or professor through a project inbox. See the video below entitled, “How to Share Your Project With a Teacher's Inbox."

Use the guides and links below to learn more.  If you need help, Ask a Librarian.

12Dc.  Student collaboration: If you're working with teammates on a project, this area allows you to give them different types of access. Another teammate can be a full collaborator (equal access to the project as yourself) or a peer-reviewer (read-only access, with the ability to write comments). If you will be working together on a Google Doc, be sure that all collaborators specify their Google IDs in their user profiles.

Use the guides and links below to learn more.  If you need help, Ask a Librarian.

To-do List and Recent Comments


Step 13E:  The to do list enables you to keep track of tasks, assignments and project milestones. If you are collaborating with other students, this is a shared to do list.  To add an item, simply click Add to-do item.

NOTE: When you initially add a new item to the list, it will appear at the top. Reload the Dashboard screen to sort the items by due date.

Step 13F:  If you are sharing your project with your teacher or collaborating on the project with your teammates, you will see a fourth section, Recent comments where you can view comments from your teacher and/or teammates.

Video:  How to respond to comments in projects. 2.15 minutes. No audio.

Please use the links below to help you learn more about how to respond to comments in projects.  For questions, Ask a Librarian.