Tool overview

Major peer review tools

We present a brief summary of several major peer review tools to help you make a choice. They each tend to have their own particular strengths and weaknesses depending on how you plan to use them. We suggest that you browse the entries below, then follow the link to the developer’s page for more detailed information.

If you have had experience with some of these tools, we encourage you to contact us so that others may learn from your experience.

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Product PRAZE CPR PeerMark Thinkspiration Quackback
Desciption PRAZE is a versatile web-based tool that can be used with any class size and document type and allows for group work. CPR is a web-based, instructional tool that enables frequent writing assignments in any discipline, with any class size, even in large classes with limited instructional resources. PeerMark facilitates peer review so that students can evaluate each other’s work and learn from their classmates. Thinkspiration is an online cloud based tool that has the capability to allow peer review. Quackback is an online system that has been developed with group work in mind.
Group work yes no no no yes
Topics yes no no no no
Review/criteria forms Customisable;
Reviews added to original document. Customisable
Summary Tables yes no no no no
Free yes yes no no yes
Distribution of work Customisable Random Manual, Random or
student selected
Customisable ?
Website address PRAZE CPR PeerMark Thinkspiration Quackback