Getting Started

iPeer is a Canvas-integrated web application that allows instructors to develop and deliver rubric-based peer evaluations. Instructors have the option of showing students the feedback they got from their peers and also taking this feedback and turning it into participation marks or grades.

Students and instructors can access iPeer with their CWL.

We can show you how to setup iPeer and advise you on how to integrate into your class.

iPeer was first developed by the Centre for Instructional Support and is now being developed by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at UBC. We primarily assist instructors with setup based on the needs of the course and general troubleshooting.

Students complete peer evaluations to provide feedback through rubrics and comments. We have a large library of pre-made templates to choose from or you can create your own.

The iPeer coefficient alters a student’s mark based on the student’s contribution to their group. If a student received evaluations from their peers that were 10% above the average, that student’s grade on the assignment or project will be increased by up to 10%. This provides a corrective effect for good students who are placed in a poor-performing group as well as for poor students who are attempting to let their group do all the work.

iPeer Workshop Recording:

Click the "iPeer Workshop Resources" link below to download a zip file containing the iPeer Workshop Files. These files include:

  • Full iPeer Documentation.pdf
  • Copy of the Workshop Slides.pptx
  • Good iPeer Instructions for Creating Coefficients.docx
  • Dummy File for Creating iPeer Coefficients.xlsx (First sheet contains sample of iPeer results, second sheet contains answer key) 

iPeer Workshop Resources

Video Tutorial on Creating iPeer Coefficients:

Common Requests

  • If you are in the Faculty of Applied Science, you should first contact the Centre for Instructional Support for iPeer assistance. You can contact us at or drop into our office (CEME 1214) during normal business hours. Submitting requests to the email will automatically generate a help ticket in our system and helpful Learning Tech Rover will follow-up with you.
  • Outside of normal business hours and for more difficult issues you can contact the central campus Learning Technology Hub [ or 604-827-4775]
  • To learn more about how to use the iPeer on your own, you can check our FAQ below or the iPeer documentation.

We can take care of the setup process: creating groups, setting up evaluation events and more!

At the end of the term, we can process the results for you.

Frequently Asked Questions


Note that iPeer usernames are assoicated with the user's CWL account and should not be changed; it can cause errors in accessing iPeer.

Uploading Class/Group Lists

  • Set your xls columns as follows, then save as .csv and import to student creating section.
    • Student number
    • Empty column
    • Student number
    • Empty column
    • Last name
    • First name
  • In importing the class list, make sure to start the very first row of your excel spreadsheet with student info and not the column titles.
  • If you need to import groups have another xls file with columns as follows, then save as .csv and import to group creating section:
    • StudentNumber
    • Group#
    • GroupName
      • Last 2 columns can contain the exact same info when importing groups.
      • In importing group lists, one needs to have column headers precisely as above.  Without them the importer is unable to interpret your data properly.

To setup iPeer coefficients, you can follow the guide below and refer to the video.

1. Download the iPeer data

In iPeer, find the course and assignment you are calculating your coefficients for.


Right-click on the assignment and click "Export Results" .


Give the CSV an appropriate name and download it.

2. Create Pivot Table

Highlight the relevant data (Select cell A1 then use CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW).

Select the "Insert" tab. Under the Pivot Chart dropdown arrow, select "Insert Pivot Chart and Pivot Table".


We recommend placing the Pivot Table on the existing sheet.


Delete the PivotChart by selecting it and pressing the delete key.


3. Manipulate the PivotTable

Select "Group Name", "Evaluatee", "Evaluatee S#", and "Final Score" in the PivotTable fields.


Move the Final Score field into the "Values" area.


Select "Value Field Settings" on "Final Score".


Choose "Average" under "Summarize value fields by".


Switch to the "Show Values As" tab. Under "Show values as", scroll down and select "% of parent total".


Select "Group Name" as the Base field.


Your coefficients are now displayed in the "Average of Final Score" column in percentage form.

4. Format the Table

Go to the design tab while the PivotTable is selected.


Under "Subtotals", select "Do Not Show Subtotals".


Under "Grandtotals", select "Off for Rows and Columns".


Under "Report Layout", select "Show in Tabular Form".


Select the column containing coefficients and change the number formatting to "General".


You can also select the data in the table and copy/paste it next to your existing data.