Peer-Based Assessments

Tools for peer-based assessments ask students to review and comment on their peers’ academic work or evaluate one another’s participation. The tools below offer varying ways to incorporate peer review and feedback into your courses.

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Assessments — Review Peer Work

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The Canvas platform’s built-in peer review is good for:

  • Self- and peer-based assessments with randomly- or manually-assigned evaluators
  • Group assignments requiring peer review
  • Keeping student work in Canvas (no external tool required)

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The edX platform’s ORA (Open Response Assessment) is good for:

  • Self- and peer-based assessments with randomly-assigned evaluators
  • Large courses (e.g., MOOCs) that could benefit from peer review
  • Keeping student work in edX (no external tool required)

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The ComPAIR application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessments done by comparing pairs of peer work side-by-side
  • Learning through comparison and peer feedback
  • Optional inclusion of self-assessments and group assignments

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The peerScholar application is good for:

  • Self- and peer-based assessment of work and peer feedback
  • Closing the feedback loop so students receive feedback on their feedback
  • Peer review situations requiring a high level of customization and flexibility

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The PeerWise application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessment of study questions submitted by fellow students
  • Student-generated quizzes based on the peer-reviewed questions

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The Turnitin application is good for:

  • Plagiarism checks for written work
  • Peer feedback on assignments

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Assessments — Review Peers

The iPeer application is good for:

  • Peer-based assessments of group participation
  • Optional peer feedback on performance
  • Highly customize-able, rubric-based peer evaluations

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