How do I create a peer review Assignment?

A peer review assignment enables students to comment and provide feedback to other students in the course.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Create a New Assignment

Create a New Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button to create a new assignment.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

In the Submission Type drop-down menu [1], select Online submission [2].

Note: Only online submission types are supported for peer review assignments.

Require Peer Reviews

Require Peer Reviews

Click the Require Peer Reviews checkbox.

Determine How to Assign Peer Reviews

Determine How to Assign Peer Reviews

Determine if you are going to manually assign peer reviews [1] or automatically assign peer reviews [2]. Select the radio button next to the option you prefer.

Automatically Assign Peer Reviews

Automatically Assign Peer Reviews

If you automatically assign peer reviews, the menu will expand. In the Reviews Per User field [1], enter the number of reviews each student will be required to complete. In the Assign Reviews field [2], use the calendar icon or manually enter in the date students should submit their peer review by.

Note: If automatically assigning peer reviews, the assign reviews date must come after the assignment due date. If left blank, Canvas will use the assignment due date as the peer review due date.

Update Assignment

Update Assignment

Click the Update Assignment button.

Publish Assignment

Publish Assignment

Click the Publish button to make it visible to students.

View Published Assignment

View Published Assignment

View published assignment.

Optional: Add a Rubric

Optional: Add a Rubric

You can also attach a rubric to the assignment for students to fill out when completing peer reviews. Click the Add Rubric button [1] to add a rubric to the assignment.

Peer Review with Rubric (Student View)

For a peer review to be considered finished, students will need to fill out the rubric attached to the assignment. To view the rubric, click the Show Rubric link [1]. Learn how students submit a peer review to an assignment.

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