How do I manually assign peer reviews for an Assignment?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

Manually assigning peer reviews allows you to choose which students will be assigned peer reviews.

Note: When manually assigning peer reviews, students can complete their assigned peer reviews without having to submit their own assignment first. If you require students to complete their own assignment before being able to complete a peer review, you must automatically assign peer reviews.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Click the title of the assignment.

Open Peer Reviews

Open Peer Reviews

Under Related Items in the sidebar, click the Peer Reviews link.

Manually Assign Peer Reviews

Manually Assign Peer Reviews

Below the name of a student, click the Add icon to manually assign the peer review.

Select Student

Select Student

Click the Select Student drop-down menu.

Select the peer you would like the student to review [1]. Remember, a student cannot review themselves. Click the Add button [2] to assign the review.

View Assigned Peer Reviews

View Assigned Peer Reviews

Assigned peer reviews appear underneath the student names. A check mark [1]  indicates a peer review as been completed. A caution triangle [2] indicates a peer review still needs to be completed.

Manage Peer Review

Manage Peer Review

You can also remind students who still need to complete their assigned peer review(s). To send a reminder, hover your mouse over the assigned peer review and click the Reminder icon. To cancel a peer review, click the Trash icon [2].

To manually assign or reassign a peer review, click the Give [student name] another submission to assess link [3].