Turnitin Draft Coach™ F.A.Qs

What is 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.

How can my students access Turnitin Draft Coach?

Turnitin Draft Coach can be used as an add-on application within Google Docs or Microsoft Word online. It first needs to be configured by your institution’s Turnitin administrator and is license dependent.

Turnitin Draft Coach cannot be used on the desktop version of Microsoft Word.

Can my students use Turnitin Draft Coach in Google and Microsoft?

No. Students will only have the ability to use the Turnitin Draft Coach add-on in either their Google Docs or their Microsoft Word online documents. Your Turnitin administrator will configure one of these two options.

If your institution uses both and you are unsure which one has had Draft Coach enabled, reach out to your administrator.

Can students submit their results to me?

There is currently no way for students to share their results with instructors. Draft Coach is intended to be a learning tool to guide students in improving their writing skills before submitting their final draft to their instructors in Turnitin.

What repositories does Turnitin Draft Coach match against?

Similarity Check will search your students’ drafts against our global student repository, journals and publications, your institution’s private repository, and a vast collection of archived and current internet pages.

Does Turnitin store the submissions?

No, Turnitin Draft Coach does not submit papers to the Turnitin repository or your institution’s private repository if you have one. Students are safe to use Draft Coach and not match to their own paper when they finally submit to Turnitin.