I wanted to share this update from the Office of Information Technology and the Office of Measurement Services:
We are pleased to announce that a more robust and user-friendly survey tool, Qualtrics, is now available enterprise-wide to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. The University has licensed Qualtrics, a web-based survey tool, to replace UMSurvey, which--near its end-of-life--will be decommissioned August 2, 2013.
Some of the features Qualtrics provides include:
- Secure authentication using a UMN Internet ID
- Ease of use with point-and-click survey building
- Advanced capabilities, including unique survey questions, branching, piping, and trigger-based responses
- A collaboration feature which enables multiple users to work synchronously on shared surveys and data
- Ability to download data into Excel or SPSS with the full syntax retained
- Help and support provided by Qualtrics, including live training
To learn more, set up an account, and get access to training, visit the Survey Connection website.
Note to Current UMSurvey Users - In order to retain previous survey questions and/or data collected in UMSurvey, you must export and save your data as a CSV file before August 2, 2013. Instructions for how to export your data are available on the UMSurvey website.
Note to Current Qualtrics Account Holders - We are aware that some University affiliates have existing Qualtrics accounts that were not purchased through a University license. In order to avoid complications and retain access to existing surveys, please contact Qualtrics directly and ask to have your accounts migrated. Email email@example.com or call 800-340-9194.
For those with existing Qualtrics accounts purchased through a University license, no action is required at this time. Your account will be migrated at a later date.
We are excited to make Qualtrics available to the University! If you have questions related to the transition, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests for help can be directed to Qualtrics support.
Note: Nancy Helsper is creating a UMM Qualtrics user group as a Google group for the Morris campus to share knowledge about this new tool. If you want to sign up for this group, you can search for "umm-qualtrics-users" in Google Groups and "join", or contact Nancy and she will have you placed in the group.