How do I submit a peer review to a discussion?

Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's discussion reply. To complete the peer review, you must review the student's discussion reply 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 assign a grade using the rubric. However, your instructor may also ask you to leave a comment in the comment sidebar.

Discussion peer reviews cannot be anonymous.

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

If your discussion looks different than what is displayed in this lesson, your instructor may be using Discussions Redesign in your course. Learn how to submit a peer review to a discussion in Discussions Redesign.

Note: Peer reviews can only be completed in the web version of Canvas.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

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

View Discussions

Click the title of the discussion.

Open Assigned Peer Review

Open Assigned Peer Review

Click the Review Now link.

Complete Rubric

If the assignment has a rubric attached, you are only required to complete 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].

Add Discussion Comment

If your assignment does not include a rubric, you are required to add 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].

Confirm Completed Peer Review

Confirm Completed Peer Review

A message will appear on your discussion to confirm you have completed the peer review.

Note: You may need to refresh your browser to see that you've completed the required steps for the peer review.