iPeer for Canvas


iPeer is a peer review application where instructors can customize and receive students' evaluations of one another. These anonymized evaluations can then be shared with the evaluated student or kept confidential between the evaluator and instructor.

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Getting started How do I get started?


iPeer offers three types of peer evaluations. Consider which is most useful for your course's group work.

  • Simple Evaluations: students evaluate group members by distributing an instructor-set number of points (e.g., 100) among the members.
  • Rubrics Evaluations: students evaluate group members based on specific criteria established by the instructor (similar to a multiple-choice questionnaire).
  • Mixed Evaluations: students evaluate group members using a combination of the Simple and Rubrics evaluations.


  1. If this is your first time using iPeer, you can request access by contacting iPeer Support
  2. If you have used iPeer in a past course, you can log into ipeer.elearning.ubc.ca with your CWL and create a new course. Please specify the course subject, course number(s), section(s), and term (ex. 2018S1)
  3. Once you have an iPeer course, you can import your Canvas student roster into iPeer by selecting the Import Students from Canvas from the Students Menu
  4. You can also sync any student groups you have created in Canvas by selecting the Sync Canvas Groups from the Groups Menu
  5. You can "export" the grades (i.e. evaluation results) to the Canvas Gradebook. TWO things occur when you export grades to Canvas:
    * A new, 'muted' column is created in the Gradebook
    * A new assignment will appear on the Assignments Page. (You may want to hide the 'new' assignment from students, as they have already submitted the evaluation).

Available support What support is available?

iPeer is a tool developed within UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Contact ipeer.support@ubc.ca with questions. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.

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