What is a peer review Assignment?
A peer review assignment enables students to comment on submitted assignments. It is a tool that allows communication between students and allows students to master the concepts of a course.
Instructors can create peer review assignments for their students to complete. Peer reviews are not anonymous.
Peer Review Assignments (Instructor View)
Once you've created the assignment, click the Peer Reviews link  under Related Items in the sidebar to view a list of students for the assignment, and also which student submissions (if any) they have been assigned to review.
Note: When automatically assigning peer reviews, students will not be assigned peer reviews or see their assigned peer reviews until they have submitted their own assignment. When manually assigning peer reviews, students can complete their assigned peer reviews without having to submit their own assignment first.
Peer Review Assignments (Student View)
Students can view peer review notifications in Canvas on the To Do list on the home page and from the individual assignment page. Once peer reviews are assigned, students will also be notified via email.