Matthew Jennings

InstCarn Recap: Day 3 - Session 5 - Peer Review Options in Canvas

Blog Post created by Matthew Jennings on Jul 31, 2018


Peer review can be tricky, but there are great tools to help!!


Session Notes

More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys! Peer Review Options in Canvas

Victoria Maloy | Sr. Instructional Technology Consultant | University of Iowa


What are the advantages of Peer Review?

  • Learns from classmates
  • Comfort around giving/receiving from peer
  • Audience beyond teacher
  • Saves grading time
What do they need to complete a peer review?
  • Idea of requirements
  • Knowledge of the type of feedback to provide
  • Clear timeline
  • Rubric
Building a Peer Review Assignment
Stage 1: Turn in the Assignment (Think through due dates)
Stage 2: Distribute to Reviewers
Stage 3: Peer Reviewer grade
Stage 4: Returning the Reviews to Author.
Stage 5: Finish the Assignment
Canvas Peer Review
  • Already in Canvas
  • Can manually or automatically assign reviewers
  • Assign # of reviewers
  • Assign when the reviewers are assigned the review
  • Can make anonymous
  • Due date for initial submission, not reviews
  • No self-assessment option
Peerceptiv Peer Review
  • Works well for high enrollment courses to create writing assignments with plenty of feedback
  • Grading algorithms give students a reason to review mindfully
  • Quick view of student completion
  • Data and analytics dashboard
  • Allows author to give feedback to reviewer
  • Highly structured review format
  • No annotation on the document


Other tools



At the end of the session a Google Sheet was shared that offered comparisons of different platforms for doing Peer Review. Hopefully someone can share the link in the comments below.



*All of the content here is from my live session notes or straight from my memory. This means that I may miss something or be mistaken in my content. Please feel free to add to, put in context, or correct any mistakes by using the comments below.