Discussions are a great way to encourage interaction amongst students. Sometimes an instructor might choose to have students do a peer review of each other’s work. This post is to explain how that works.
Step 1: Post your assignment to the discussion.
Step 2: Find Peer Review Invitation
After the assignment due date has passed, you will receive an invitation that will be sent to your email. The email will look like this:
Email from Canvas with peer review link.
- Step 2
Click on the link in the email to go to the review page. The link appears in the initial email only, so if you get a reminder you will have to find the original email to get the link.
Step 3: Prepare to Review Your Peer’s Assignment
When you get to the peer review page, you will click on the link at the top to “Show Rubric” (if there is a rubric for the assignment). Read through the rubric so that you will know the criteria on which you will grade your peer’s work.
Step 4: Rate Peer’s Work, Based on Rubric
After carefully reading and assessing your peer’s work, mark the criteria with the appropriate grade selection. The rating you choose for each criterion will be highlighted as you complete the rubric. Be sure to save the form before you close the rubric page.
Step 5: Provide a Peer with Comments on His or Her Assignment
Add comments to give useful feedback to your peer.
Step 6: Review Your Score & Feedback From Others
After your assignment has been reviewed by one of your peers, you will be able to see their review of your work. Click on “Grades” and find the title of the assignment.
To the right of the score, you will see a comment bubble and a small grid. The comment bubble will allow you to see any comments that were made by peer reviewers or your instructor. Clicking on the small grid icon will allow you to see the scored rubrics so that you can see how well you did.