Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation Tools

Through peer evaluation, students can learn by reviewing the work of other students, by receiving peer comments on their own work, and by writing a self-reflection on a completed assignment. For instructors, group member evaluation can provide insights into a team’s internal performance and production. These tools can be administered anonymously or showing student names.

Feature Feedback
Primary Considerations
Separate deadline for the project submission and a separate deadline for the peer review ✔️
Able to assign reviews using Canvas groups ✔️
Multiple options to release peer reviews:
–Manually / Automatically
–Immediately / Never / After a specific date
Allow students to write a self-reflection on the received peer reviews ✔️
Allow students to write a self-assessment on their own submission, which is the same rubric that is used for the assignment ✔️
Secondary Considerations
Automatic peer selection can be contained by sections ✔️ ✔️
Allow students who didn’t hand in an assignment to review other students ✔️ ✔️*
Ability for instructor and reviewer to annotate directly on student submission ✔️
Allow for different types of student feedback, such as rubrics and comments ✔️ ✔️
Option to give grades based on instructor-determined criteria, such as:
–Student participation and completeness
–Average scores from peer ratings
Teacher can assign a grade to the original submission ** ✔️
Options for double-blind student anonymity and no student anonymity ✔️ ✔️
Option for anonymous reviewer who knows the identity of the submitter or anonymous submitter who knows the identity of the reviewer ✔️
Clear, multi-step process for Teacher (set-up) and students (giving feedback) ✔️
Copy from existing ✔️ ✔️
Automatic release of peer reviews as soon as review is complete ✔️ ✔️
*Must be assigned manually.
** Grading can be done within Canvas as an additional assignment.