Canvas Canvas Peer ReviewHow do I create a Peer Reviewed Assignment?

How do I create a Peer Reviewed Assignment?

A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission. It is a tool that allows communication between students and can help students master concepts and learn from each other.

Peer Reviews can be assigned to Assignments and graded Discussions. Peer Reviews cannot be used with External Tool assignments (Example Turnitin)

Peer review Assignments can be assigned to show student names or display anonymously. Peer Review Discussions cannot display anonymously.

Instructors, TAs and Course Designers can create Peer Review Assignments and Discussions.

The following describes setting up a peer review for an Assignment. Directions for setting up a peer review for graded discussions can be found here:

How do I create a Peer Reviewed Graded Discussion?

Click Assignments

Click Add (+) Assignment

Enter an Assignment title and description

As a best practice, if you use peer reviews, set a clear policy for your students and explain assignments in detail so students know what due dates are expected of them

Enter the appropriate settings for the assignment

The External Tool submission type does not support peer review assignments (Example: Turnitin)

If this Peer Review assignment is also a Group assignment, checkmark the Group Assignment box.

Peer reviews can be used with group assignments.

All Peer Reviews require a student to review an individual submission by another student. However, group assignment submissions are made by one group member on behalf of the entire group, and all group members will display the same submission.

If you select Manually Assigned Peer Reviews, you can assign members of one group to peer review members of their own group or members of a different group.

If you select Automatically Assigned Peer Reviews the default is that members of one group will be automatically (and randomly) be assigned to peer review members of a different group

Checkmark Require Peer Reviews

1- Check Require Peer Review

2 -  By default, peer reviews are assigned manually

3- If you want to assign peer reviews automatically, select the Automatically Assign radio button

4- If you want to make peer reviews anonymous, check the Peer Reviews Appear Anonymously checkbox.

Note A:Canvas DocViewer does not support anonymous comments, so it cannot be used for annotated feedback on assignments with anonymous peer reviews.

Note B:Peer reviews must be manually assigned for On Paper and No Submission assignment types.

Add a Due Date, Available Date and Until Date, then click Save or Save and Publish

Note: Once the "Until" date/time has passed, students will not be able to submit to the assignment or create peer reviews. However, students will be able to view their submission and the peer reviews they created and the peer reviews they received from other students after the "Until" date/time.


For details on how to manage manually assigned peer reviews see:
How do I manage a manual assigned peer review assignment?

For details on how to manage automatically assigned peer reviews see:
How do I manage an automatically assigned peer review assignment?

For details on how to manage a group peer reviewed assignment see:
How do I manage a group peer review assignment?