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.
Click the Edit button.
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 due date or manually enter the due date for student 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.
Note: When using peer reviews with Groups, it is best practice to manually assign peer reviews to students.
Click the Update Assignment button.
View Assigned Peer Reviews
Canvas will automatically assign a peer review to the student. Assigned peer reviews appear underneath the students name . A check mark  indicates a peer review has been completed. A caution triangle  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 , the student will not automatically be assigned a peer review and you must manually assign one.
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.