Configuring Draft Coach in Originality

Turnitin Draft Coach guides students from the first to final draft of their assignment using our similaritycitation, 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 - Google Step 2 - Microsoft

Step 2 - Install Turnitin Draft Coach from Google

Turnitin Draft Coach needs to be installed from your administrative Google Workspace account.

    1. Log in to your Google Workspace administrator account. If you are not the Google Workspace administrator for your institution, reach out to them to assist with this process.

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

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

  2. 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.

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