How do I automatically 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.
If you automatically assign peer reviews, Canvas will assign peer reviews to students automatically once they have submitted their own assignment.
You can also tell Canvas to automatically assign peer reviews after an assignment due date has passed.
Note: When using peer reviews with Groups, it is best practice to manually assign peer review assignments to students. Additionally, if the student has not submitted the assignment or submits the assignment after the due date, the student will not automatically be assigned a peer review and you must manually assign one.
Click the title of the assignment.
Automatically Assign Peer Reviews
- Click the Require Peer Reviews checkbox.
- Click the Automatically Assign Peer Reviews radio button.
- Decide how many Reviews Per User are needed.
- In the Assign Reviews field, use the calendar icon to select a date or manually enter a date for when peer reviews will be assigned to students. The assign reviews date must come after the assignment due date. If left blank, Canvas will use the assignment due date.
View Assigned Peer Reviews
Canvas will automatically assign a peer review to the student. Assigned peer reviews appear underneath the student names. A check mark  indicates a peer review has been completed. A caution triangle  indicates a peer review still needs to be completed.
Note: If the student has not submitted the assignment or submits the assignment after the due date , the student will not automatically be assigned a peer review and you must manually assign one.