How do I submit a peer review to 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.

Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's assignment. To complete the assignment, you must review the student's assignment and add a comment in the comment sidebar.

If your instructor includes a rubric, which is a pre-determined outline of how an assignment is graded, you must also assign a grade using the rubric.

Some peer reviews may also be anonymous, which means you cannot view the name of the student whose assignment you are reviewing. Additionally, the student cannot see your name as the reviewer when you leave a comment to complete the review.  

Learn how to see if have been assigned a peer review assignment.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Note: You can also access your Assignments through your user or course dashboard, the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, or Modules.

Open Assignment

Click the title to open the assignment.

Open Assigned Peer Review

Open Assigned Peer Review

Under Assigned Peer Reviews, you will see any peer reviews assigned to you. Click the name of the assigned peer whose work you will be reviewing. The yellow caution sign icon indicates the peer review has not been completed. A green checkmark icon indicates that you have completed the peer review.

Open Anonymous Peer Reviews

Open Anonymous Peer Reviews

If your peer review is anonymous, you cannot see the name of the student. The name of the student will also not be shown anywhere in the assignment.

View Peer Review

To download the assignment, click the name of the assignment [1].

If the assignment supports feedback, view the assignment by clicking the View Feedback button [2].

You can leave direct feedback on the assignment using Crocodoc, but you cannot view any existing feedback submitted by another student or the instructor. Learn how to use Crocodoc. In anonymous peer reviews, you cannot leave comments in Crocodoc.

If the assignment is previewed in another format, Canvas will show the Preview button.

Add Assignment Comment

In order to complete the Peer Review, you will need to leave at least one comment. You cannot view any existing feedback submitted by another student or the instructor.

Type a comment in the comment field [1], leave a media comment [2], or attach a file [3]. Click the Save button [4].

Complete Peer Review with Rubric

If the assignment has a rubric attached, you will also need to fill out the attached rubric for the peer review to be considered finished. To view the rubric, click the Show Rubric link [1] and enter a score for each criterion in the Points column [2]. Each rubric score will create the total points for the assignment [3].

When you're finished, click the Save Comment button [4]. You may need to refresh your browser to see that you've completed the required steps for the peer review.