ComPAIR for Canvas

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ComPAIR is a peer assessment and feedback application in which students first answer a question posed by the instructor and then compare and respond to pairs of peer answers. For each pair, students pick the answer they think better meets instructor-set criteria (e.g., “Which is better articulated?”, “Which is more accurate?”) and write feedback to the authors.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Faculty and staff at UBC can get started with ComPAIR by using Canvas. Through Canvas, you can set up a course in ComPAIR that will automatically be populated with your class list. You can make ComPAIR accessible through the side bar, or you can link directly to it in a module.

Add ComPAIR to the side bar:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the Navigation tab
  • Scroll down until you find ComPAIR.
  • Click the gear, and select Enable.

Add ComPAIR to a module:

  • Log in to your Canvas course.
  • Go to Modules.
  • Press the Add item button on a module.
  • Select External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  • Select ComPAIR and then add item.


Once you've created a link to ComPAIR, your students can access your content by clicking the link you have provided. They will need to log in using their CWL.

What tools can I use with this?

ComPAIR courses are created with Canvas, but you can use the tool inside or outside of Canvas.


Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units. Read more about ComPAIR on a Demo site - Try out comparing as a student or setting up assignments as an instructor.


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