A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student’s assignment submission. Peer reviews allow communication between students and can help students master the concepts of a course and learn from each other.
Canvas Peer Reviews are a part of the Canvas Calendar. Begin by logging in to Canvas.
Enabling peer review of a Canvas assignment
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Important! Using the Canvas Peer Review tool does not require a separate technology statement in your syllabus.
Locating a peer review activity in Canvas
When your instructor assigns a peer review as part of an assignment or discussion, you will receive a notification in several locations: on the Recent Activity view of the Dashboard, in your To Do List, and on the specific assignment/discussion.
Click the link to begin the peer review.
See the ‘How do I know if I have a peer review assignment to complete?‘ guide for more information.
Submitting a peer review in Canvas
To complete the peer review of an assignment/discussion, you must review the student’s assignment/discussion and add a comment in the comment sidebar.
If your instructor includes a rubric, which is a pre-determined outline of how an assignment is graded, you must assign a grade using the rubric. However, your instructor may also ask you to leave a comment in the comment sidebar.
Some peer reviews may also be anonymous, which means you cannot view the name of the student whose assignment you are reviewing. Additionally, the student cannot see your name as the reviewer when you leave a comment to complete the review.
Review the ‘How do I submit a peer review to an assignment?‘ guide for more information.
Viewing a peer’s feedback in Canvas
When a peer has provided feedback on your assignment, you will receive a notification in the Recent Feedback section in the sidebar of your Canvas course. Feedback is also accessible via the assignment’s submission details or on the individual assignment page.
See the ‘Where can I find my peers’ feedback for peer reviewed assignments?‘ guide for more information.
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