Peer review is designed as a collaborative learning activity where Learners assess and provide feedback on their peers' assignment submissions. Learn more on activity types here.
Review: the single act of evaluation, assessment and critique a Learner provides to other Learner's assignment submission based on the rubric set by Instructors in the peer review activity settings.
Feedback: the single piece of evaluation, assessment and critique a Learner receives for their assignment submission based on the rubric set by Instructors in the peer review activity settings.
How to create a peer review activity
Create peer review as a separate activity in the program. Navigate to the course → Program → Add new → Peer review:
2. The peer review activity works for a single assignment. Navigate to Settings to connect the assignment which should be peer reviewed:
3. Customize the peer review activity as per the following criteria:
Number of reviews
Note: A Learner may end up with fewer feedbacks than the predetermined number, depending on when they submit their own assignment and the total number of submissions available for review. See matching guidelines for details.
Note: Some Learners may end up doing more submissions reviews than the predetermined number depending on when each Learner submits their own assignment and the total number of submissions available for review. See matching guidelines for details.
How matching works in peer review
Key Matching Guideline:
The actual number of received feedback and submission reviews may differ across Learners and from the set Number of reviews due to the following matching arrangement:
a Learner can do the review of other Learners' submissions only completing their own assignment
a Learner providing the review will be matched with another Learner who meets the following criteria:
a) has the fewest number of feedbacks
b) has completed their own assignment submission earliest among those with an equal number of feedbacks.
a Learner who submits their assignment later than others might not receive any feedback if all other learners have already completed their rounds of peer review.
How to ensure that the number of reviews and feedbacks aligns with the set Number of reviews?
To balance the number of reviews and feedbacks among all Learners and bring this number as close as possible to the pre-determined Number of reviews, ensure that:
the connected assignment has a set deadline. Learn how to set the deadline here
the peer review for this assignment has Opening date setting enabled
the Opening date for peer review is scheduled for a later date than the assignment deadline.
The assignment deadline is scheduled for 8 days following the opening date, providing learners with a submission window until 1:00 pm on November 9, 2023.
The peer review for this assignment is set to commence one day after the submission deadline, beginning on November 10, 2023, at 1:00 pm (Opening date in peer review settings).
Check out the guide for learners on peer reviewing in How to Do Peer Review article.