This tutorial will show you how to create anonymous peer reviews. This feature is useful because it reduces the risk of biased reviews. Neither the reviewer nor the reviewee will see each others' names, but you, as the instructor, will know who submitted the assignment and who performed the review.
Create a new assignment and scroll down to the Peer Reviews section. Select Require Peer Reviews, set the options, and then select the Peer Reviews Appear Anonymously option.
In order for the peer reviews to actually be anonymous, you must instruct your students to not include their names on their assignments or in the file names. However, Canvas will tell you, as the instructor, who submitted the assignment and who performed the review.
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