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Canvas - How do I know if I have a discussion peer review to complete?

Your instructor can assign you to review another student's discussion post. You can view peer review notifications in Canvas in the Recent Activity Stream, the To Do list, and from the individual discussion 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 discussion and view the name of the peer review student.


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 discussion. Peer reviews are identified with the Peer Review icon. To review the discussion, click the Peer Review for [Discussion 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 graded discussion, please contact your instructor.


Open Discussions

Open Discussions

You can also view peer reviews when viewing discussions. In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.


Note: You can also access your Assignments through your Dashboard, Course Activity Stream, Assignments, the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, or Modules.


Open Discussion

Open Discussion

Peer review discussions display the peer review icon. Click the title of the discussion.


View Assigned Peer Review

View Assigned Peer Review

The peer review assignment is highlighted at the top and includes a direct link to the peer review [1].


If a specific due date is assigned to the peer review, the date also appears as part of the message [2]. Otherwise, it displays the due date for the graded discussion, if any.


Note: The Review Now link is for reference purposes only and does not indicate the status of the discussion; some students may not yet have completed the discussion.

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Keywords:canvas how to know discussion peer review complete student needs   Doc ID:71067
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-02-27 10:07 MSTUpdated:2018-05-29 14:19 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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