How do I automatically assign peer reviews for an Assignment?

Automatically assigning peer reviews will assign students with submissions peer reviews. The best way to do this is through creating or editing an assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Select Assignment

Click the title of the assignment to assign peer reviews. Learn how to create a peer review assignment.

Edit Assignment

Edit Assignment

Click the Edit button.

Automatically Assign Peer Reviews

Automatically Assign Peer Reviews
  1. Click the Require Peer Reviews checkbox.
  2. Click the Automatically Assign Peer Reviews radio button.
  3. Decide how many Reviews Per User are needed.
  4. In the Assign Reviews field, use the calendar icon or manually enter in the date students should submit their peer review by. 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.

Note: When using peer reviews with Groups, it is best practice to manually assign peer reviews to students.

Update Assignment

Update Assignment

Click the Update Assignment button.

Open Peer Reviews

Open Peer Reviews

Click the Peer Reviews link under Related Items in the sidebar.

View Assigned Peer Reviews

View Assigned Peer Reviews

Canvas will automatically assign a peer review to the student. Assigned peer reviews appear underneath the students name [1]. A check mark [2] indicates a peer review has been completed. A caution triangle [3] indicates a peer review still needs to be completed.

If the student has not submitted the assignment or submits the assignment after the due date [4], the student will not automatically be assigned a peer review and you must manually assign one.

Send Peer Review Reminder

Send Peer Review Reminder

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 [1].

Another Option: Automatically Assign Reviews

Another Option: Automatically Assign Reviews

You can assign multiple peer reviews to students who have submitted their assignment but don't already have reviews assigned to them. Enter the number of reviews per user [1] then click the Assign Peer Reviews button [2].

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