Hello Survey Creators,
The University has recently launched a new survey tool, UM Survey (http://www.oit.umn.edu/umsurvey/). In addition, CEHD has been currently maintaining two survey tools: the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST) (http://s.education.umn.edu/cost) and the new CEHD Survey Tool (http://survey.cehd.umn.edu). With the launch of UM Survey, it has been determined that the College should no longer maintain two survey tools. Therefore, the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST) will be phased out over the next couple of months. You have been identified as having a survey creation account on the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST).
Effective immediately, no new survey creation accounts will be created in the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST).
Effective October 1, 2009, no new surveys can be created in the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST).
Effective November 1, 2009, the old CEHD Online Survey Tool (COST) will be shutdown. Please export any data out of the system that you need by this date. (See COST export instructions below.)
Again, two other survey tools will continue to be available for your continued use: the University’s recently launched UMSurvey (http://www.oit.umn.edu/umsurvey/) and the new CEHD Survey Tool (http://survey.cehd.umn.edu). The new CEHD Survey Tool was developed to compensate for some shortcomings in the COST system such as simultaneous survey completion in a lab or classroom setting, and viewing matrix question results in SPSS.
Questions or concerns regarding the COST decommission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COST Export Instructions
Click on Analyze to the right of your survey title. Click the Export Data button at the top right of the Survey Results page.
The "Export Data" page enables a user to export the responses to a survey. The data is exported as a comma-delimited file (CSV), which can be opened with Excel.
There are three formats for exporting the data format. The first format, called "User Responses," exports one row of data per entire response, with each of the questions displayed as a column. The second format, called "Individual Responses," exports each individual response on its own row. In this second format, if a user selected more than one response for a multi-select question, each individual response appears on its own row. The third format, called “SPPS Format”, exports each response as a row, with one column per possible answer to each question.
In addition, the "Export Data" page contains a series of optional fields, each preceded by a checkbox. Any field that is selected before exporting the data is included as a column of data in the CSV file.