Create Peer-Reviewed Assignments in ELMS-Canvas for Instructors


Create a peer-reviewed assignment in order to enable students to comment on one another's work. Instructors can then review both the peer critique and the original assignment.

Assign Peer Reviews Manually

  1. Access your ELMS-Canvas course space, and click Assignments in the left Navigation menu. Choose an Assignment Group with which you want affiliate the assignment, and click Add Assignment.
    Add Assignment
  2. Enter a name for the assignment in the Assignment Name field.
    Assignment Name
  3. Scroll down and assign points and a due date for the assignment. Select Online in Submission Type option. 
  4. Select Require Peer Reviews in the Peer Reviews section. Select Manually Assign Peer Reviews.
    Require Peer Reviews
  5. Click the Save button.
  6. Click Peer Reviews on the right sidebar.
    Peer Reviews Icon
  7. For each student listed, choose a student to whom a peer review will be assigned. To do so, click Give student name another submission to assess, choose a name from the drop-down menu, and click Add

    NOTE: You can assign more than one student to a reviewer.
    Assign Peer Review to Student
  8. Repeat this process for other students in the class.

Assign Peer Reviews Automatically

  1. Follow Steps 1 and 2 above, but choose Automatically Assign Peer Reviews for Step 2.
  2. Assign the number of peer reviews to be completed per user, and the date on which they will be assigned. Peer reviews must be assigned after the assignment due date. Click Save.
    Automatic Peer Review
  3. Click Peer Reviews on the right sidebar.
    Auto Peer Review Icon
  4. Change the number of peer reviews if desired, then click Assign Peer Reviews.
    Assign Auto Peer Review