Documentation:Connect/Create an iPeer Event (How to)

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After you have created, edited or found an existing survey or evaluation template, you will need to create an iPeer Event to release it to your students for their completion.

This document will show you how to:

  • Create an Event in iPeer
  • Identify instructor best practices facilitated by this function


Watch the video below to go through the steps in video format:

Create an Event

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel.
    The iPeer and Course Tools links are boxed in red above.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. In the Action box on the right, click on Manage Course in iPeer.
  3. This will open your course page in iPeer on a new tab in your internet browser. Under Evaluation Events, click Add Event.
  4. Now you are on the Add Event form. Title your event.
    The Create Event form is shown above.
  5. Insert a description of the event for your students in the Description field.
  6. Specify the type of Event Template you need.
  7. By default, requirements for each student to self-evaluate and comment are disabled. You can enable each of these requirements.
  8. Set the due date of your event (must be between the two release dates specified in the next step).
  9. Set the opening and closing dates specifying when the evaluation or survey will be released and available to students.
  10. Identify the course groups that you would like to have complete the evaluation or survey.
    • Note: If you would like to select multiple individual groups, hold the Command or Control key (Windows/Mac) and click each group.
  11. Click submit.
  12. Students will login into iPeer with their CWL where they will have access to all available evaluations associated with their student ID.

Effective Practices

The Connect Learning Management System significantly expands the toolsets of teachers and learners. This function directly:

  • Streamlines peer evaluation processes
  • Integrates survey technology to enable the grouping of students by survey responses
  • Immerses students in effective and innovative use of the LMS encouraging participation and exploration in these learning technologies

This function supports a number of Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles, including:[1]

1. Good practice encourages student - faculty contact
2. Good practice encourages interaction and collaboration between students
4. Good practice gives prompt feedback

We encourage both students and instructors to read more about the Seven Principles to see how they can inform your teaching and learning.


  1. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 2-4. [1]