Turnitin Draft Coach™

Turnitin Draft Coach guides students from the first to final draft of their assignment using our similarity, citation, and grammar checking tools. We aim to help improve writing confidence by showcasing and explaining potential areas of improvement, instead of automatic correction.


Turnitin Draft Coach can be used as an add-on application within Google Docs or Microsoft Word online.

Step 1 - Setting up in Turnitin

First, we need to link your institution’s domain(s) to Turnitin Draft Coach so we know who to provide access to the add-on. You can link up to 10 individual domains.

Authenticating a domain will also grant Draft Coach access to any existing subdomains. For example if the domain @youruniversity.edu has been authenticated, users of @student.youruniversity.edu and @faculty.youruniversity.edu will also be able to access Draft Coach.

  1. Log in to your Turnitin administrator account.

  2. From the administrator homepage, select Integrations from the left navigation bar and then Draft Coach.

  3. To link your domain, select whether your students will be using Google or Microsoft.

    You can authenticate up to 10 domains and link them to a mix of Google or Microsoft. Each individual email domain can only be used for either Microsoft or Google, it cannot work for both at the same time.

  4. When prompted, enter the email address and password to your account for the platform you selected (Google or Microsoft).

  5. If successful, your domain will be listed in the authenticated table. Repeat this process to link another domain. Remember, you don’t need to use the same platform (Google or Microsoft) for every domain.

Need to change the platform that an email domain is linked with? Select the Remove option listed beside the domain. This will remove Draft Coach access to all users of that email domain so you will be asked to confirm. Now you can re-authenticate the domain by selecting whether to link with Google or Microsoft.

Step 2 - Install Turnitin Draft Coach from Google

Turnitin Draft Coach needs to be installed from your administrative G-Suite account.

  1. Log in to your G-Suite administrator account. If you are not the G-suite administrator for your institution, reach out to them to assist with this process.

    Turnitin Draft Coach works with any Enterprise license for Google Workspace.

  2. To install the add-on, locate Turnitin Draft Coach within the Google Workplace Marketplace and select Install.

  3. You’re done! Your students should now be able to add Turnitin Draft Coach to their Google Docs. To confirm the successful installation, you can use the add-on in a Google Doc of your own.


Step 2 - Deploy Turnitin Draft Coach from Microsoft

Turnitin Draft Coach needs to be deployed from your Microsoft 365 Admin Console.

  1. Log in to your Microsoft 365 Admin Console. If you are not the Microsoft administrator for your institution, reach out to them to assist with this process.

  2. To install the add-on, access Settings and then Integrated Apps.

  3. From the top menu of the Integrated Apps screen, select Add-ins and then Deploy Add-ins.

  4. Select Next at the bottom of the deploy side bar.

  5. Select Choose from the Store.

  6. Search for Draft Coach and select Add.

    Two add-ins will appear for Draft Coach. Do not select the add-in with "Beta" in the title. If you have this installed, uninstall it and then install the add-in titled Draft Coach. If both add-ins are installed, students will be provided with access to Draft Coach and the unmanaged Beta version of Draft Coach. We are in the process of having this removed.

  7. Assign whether the Draft Coach add-in will be available to everyone, or to an existing group of specific users.

  8. Keep the Deployment Method as Fixed (Default).

  9. Select Deploy. The deployment of the add-in can take up to 12 hours.

  10. To ensure the add-in is available to students, authorize Draft Coach from your Microsoft 365 administrator account:

    1. Open a new, online Word document and search for Draft Coach from the Admin Managed add-ins.

    2. Select Add and a pop up will appear asking for authorization for the add-in to be used.

    3. Select Confirm.This authorization only needs to be completed once and will never be shown to students.

  11. You’re done! To confirm the successful installation, you can use the add-in in a Microsoft Word document of your own.