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NoodleTools Shared Reference Lists

Creating an Assignment Inbox in NoodleTools

  1. On the Projects screen, click Inboxes in the left sidebar.
  2. On the Inboxes screen, click the New inbox button at the top of the page.
  3. In the panel that opens, enter the inbox name (required), then fill in any of the other optional settings.
  • Inbox name: Enter a name for the inbox. The name must be unique to the school(s) under your NoodleTools subscription. NoodleTools suggests including: (1) your last name, (2) the class and/or project name, (3) and the year/semester. It is ok for the title to be long -- it will auto-complete as students start typing it in.
  • Additional recipients: If there are other instructors or library staff who need to review and/or comment on the projects shared with this inbox, enter their personal IDs. They will see the shared projects on their Inboxes screen, just as you do.
  • Links to display to students: If there are any assignment-related links that you want students who share a project with this inbox to see, enter a description and URL for each one. Some suggestions: assignment calendar, project assignment sheet, web page with suggested resources, a blog or wiki for the assignment.
  • Modify notecard instructions: By default, we display some clear instructions on what students should enter into the three notecard fields (direct quotation, summary/paraphrase, and my ideas). Depending on the project, you might wish to replace that text with your own customized instructions.
  1. Click Submit.
  2. Share the inbox's name with your students. For example your assignment sheet might say: "Share your work with me using the inbox name "Anderson ENG101 2021 P2 Final Project."
  • See the Sharing Reference Lists with Your Instructor directions for your students below.
Note: You cannot share a project with you own inbox. So if you are attempting to test how this works, you'd need to do so from a different user's account or have another instructor, a library staff member, or a student test it out.

Sharing Reference Lists with Your Instructor

  1. On the Projects screen, Click the Add (plus sign) icon in the Sharing column for the project.
  2. In the panel that opens, click the Share button under "Share with an inbox.
  3. Enter the inbox's name that your instructor provided to you. The inbox name will auto-complete as you begin to type so that you can select it from the list. Fill in your name if necessary, to allow your teacher to identify who you are (the field may be auto-filled from your user profile).
  4. Click the Done button. The panel updates with information about your shared project. Close the panel. An inbox icon appears in the "Sharing" column for the project. To edit the information, click on the inbox icon.