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Turnitin

Help guides, tutorials, and general information for Instructors and Students in using the plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin.

What is Turnitin Draft Coach

What is Turnitin Draft Coach?

Turnitin Draft Coach provides you with the ability to use Turnitin’s similarity tools in your Google Docs to help you work towards the final draft of your assignment before you submit to your teacher.

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 Docs for similarity against our vast database. Any matches are individually highlighted and can be reviewed in the easy to navigate side panel.

How can students access Turnitin Draft Coach?

Draft Coach add-on has already been configured, students can use Draft Coach for their Google Docs by following these steps.

Does Turnitin store the submissions?

When students use the Draft Coach add-on and run a Similarity Report, their Docs are not indexed in our global repository or your institution’s private repository if you have one.

As this is a drafting aid, it is encouraged that students submit their final draft to Turnitin using their existing submission option which may store their paper dependent on the assignment settings.

What repositories does it match against?

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

Can instructor view student’s Similarity Report using Turnitin Draft Coach?

Only the student that has run the report will be able to see their results. As Draft Coach is a tool for assisting student’s writing process, we encourage that students submit their final draft to Turnitin using their existing submission option which instructors will be able to view.

Using Turnitin Draft Coach

Using Turnitin Draft Coach

Turnitin Draft Coach is a plagiarism tool that provides you with the ability to use Turnitin’s similarity tools in your Google Docs to help you work towards the final draft of your assignment before you submit to your instructor. 

To access this tool, login to MY KU Gmail from MY.KU Portal. Once in your student email click on the grid icon in the upper right, if you hover over this icon with your mouse it will say google apps and select the docs option. Then create a new blank document. Turnitin Draft Coach only works in a new blank document.

Note: This does not take the place of submitting an assignment in Blackboard or Turnitin. It is a tool to be used to check work before it is submitted

Turnitin Draft Coach

 

On a Google document, choose Add-Ons and Turnitin Draft Coach.

 

A sidebar will open on the right. To use Turnitin Draft Coach, check the box in front of “I agree to the terms and conditions.” Choose Continue to Draft Coach.

 

When a paper has been typed and is ready to be checked, choose Similarity Check, then Go to Similarity on the right. 

 

The next page will display. Choose Run Similarity Check

 

Draft Coach allows 3 Similarity Checks on a paper.  It will display which of the 3 similarity checks are being used and how many are left. To use one of the checks, choose Confirm.

 

Wait for the similarity report to give the results.  The results will show the percentage in the Turnitin panel on the right. Clicking on the individual results will show where the information was found.

 

The Citations tab can be used to check Citations.  This will display any issues seen.