Turnitin Draft Coach™

Turnitin Draft Coach supports students in delivering high-quality academic writing, using text similarity checking to highlight the importance of research and correctly citing sources. Students can effortlessly run a report to check their drafts for similarity against our vast database. Any matches are individually highlighted and can be reviewed in the easy to navigate side panel.

We are continuing to develop drafting features to further enhance your student’s writing experience. To keep up to date on new additions, check out our product release notes.

Step 1 - Setting up in Turnitin

Configuring the Turnitin Draft Coach Integration

  1. Log into your Turnitin administrator account.
  2. From the administrator home page, navigate to the integrations configuration page.
  3. Select Draft Coach.

    If you have never used Turnitin Draft Coach before, you may be prompted to request access so that we can complete our set up behind the scenes. Select Request Draft Coach Access. If this doesn't appear, move onto number 4.

  4. You will be directed to the set up page to link your Microsoft 365 account with Turnitin Draft Coach. This could take up to 10 seconds to load.

Linking your Microsoft 365 Account

  1. Turnitin requires permission to view your email address and determine what domain to link Draft Coach access to. Select Link to Microsoft Account's Domain.

  2. You will be prompted to enter your Microsoft credentials. If you have more than one Microsoft 365 account, select the account associated with your institution.
  3. Your domain has now been linked! All that's left to do is install Turnitin Draft Coach. Check out Step 2 to find out how.


Step 2 - Install Turnitin Draft Coach from the Microsoft Appsource

Enable the add-in for your institution

  1. Log into your Microsoft Appsource administrator account. If you are not the Microsoft 365 administrator for your institution, don't worry, simply communicate the below instruction with who is.
  2. To install the add-on, access the link below or search for Turnitin Draft Coach within Microsoft Appsource and select Get it now.

    Get Turnitin Draft Coach Add-in

  3. Draft Coach needs to be authorized for use by your Microsoft 365 administrator within Microsoft. Open a new Word online document and search for Turnitin Draft Coach from the Admin Managed Add-ins. Select Add and a pop up will appear asking for authorization for the add-in to be used. Confirm your authorization; this only needs to be done once and will not be shown to students.

  4. You’re done! Your students should now be able to add Turnitin Draft Coach to their Microsoft Word online documents.