How do I know if I have a peer review assignment to complete?
Your instructor can assign you to review another student's assignment. You can view peer review notifications in Canvas in the Recent Activity Stream, the To Do list, and from the individual assignment page. Once peer reviews are assigned, you will also be notified via email.
- If the assignment you are accessing displays differently, Assignment Enhancements may be enabled in your course by your instructor.
Once a peer review is assigned to you, a notification will appear in in several dashboard areas.
View Recent Activity
On your Dashboard, you can view recent activity in your Global Activity stream. Recent activity will display a peer review and the name of the course. Click the Show More link to access the assignment and view the name of the peer review student.
If a peer review is anonymous, the name will show as Anonymous User.
View To Do List
On both the Dashboard and the Course Home Page sidebar, the To Do list shows the peer review assignment. Peer reviews are identified with the Peer Review icon. To view the assignment for review, click the Peer Review for [Assignment Name] link.
Note: Currently the Due Date in the To Do List does not accurately display the due date for completing your peer review. If details about your peer review are not already included in the details of your assignment, please contact your instructor.
You can also view peer reviews when viewing assignments. In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.
Note: You can also access your Assignments through your Dashboard, Course Activity Stream, the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, or Modules.
The assignments page does not display an icon if you have a peer review. If you know the name of the peer review assignment, click the title to open the assignment.
View Assigned Peer Review
In the sidebar under Assigned Peer Reviews, you will see any peer reviews assigned to you. The caution sign icon  indicates the peer review has not been completed. A check mark icon  indicates that you have completed the peer review.
If your peer review is anonymous, you cannot see the name of the student. The peer review will be shown as Anonymous User.
- If your instructor includes a rubric, which is a pre-determined outline of how an assignment is graded, you must assign a grade using the rubric. However, your instructor may also ask you to leave a comment in the comment sidebar.
- If your instructor has assigned an On Paper or No Submission assignment, the assigned peer review will not be displayed on this page. However, it can still be viewed from the Dashboard.