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Canvas - 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.

View Dashboard

Once a peer review is assigned to you, a notification will appear in several dashboard areas.


View Recent Activity

View Recent Activity

On your Dashboard, 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

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.


Open Assignments

Open Assignments

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.


Open Assignment

Open Assignment

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

View Assigned Peer Review

In the sidebar under Assigned Peer Reviews, you will see any peer reviews assigned to you. The yellow caution sign icon indicates the peer review has not been completed. A green checkmark 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.


Note: 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.

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Keywords:canvas peer review how do I know if I have a peer review assignment   Doc ID:70685
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-02-15 09:57 MSTUpdated:2018-05-25 13:48 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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