Check for plagiarism and understand how your students write

Draftback ( is a Chrome extension that lets you watch the creation of a Google Doc letter by letter. Once you install the extension, a “Draftback” button will appear when you open any doc. As long as you have permission to edit this document, clicking that button will create a video that shows you every change, no matter how small, that’s been made in the document. Using this on your students’ work created in Docs can help you better understand how they write – do they outline or write down main points first? are they writing in English and then translating? are they reorganizing their ideas as they write? Additionally, since students don’t know if you’re using Draftback, this can also be a great tool for catching copy-paste plagiarism and translation.