RWU has a site license for the Qualtrics Survey software. Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool that is easy to use but is also very powerful. Surveys can be created by any RWU faculty, staff member or student and distributed electronically. Results can be exported into Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint formats or Adobe Acrobat as a PDF, complete with charts and graphcs. Users can also download survey results in the following formats: CSV, SPSS, Fixed Field Text, XML, and HTML.There is also a cross tabulation tool to perform multivariate analysis.
Qualtrics is integrated with the RWU Active Directory which means everyone can access the software using their RWU accounts. To log in to our Qualtric Survey Software subscription:
Go to https://surveys.rwu.edu
Username: Type in your Bridges username
Domain: In most cases, it will be either ACADEMICS.RWU (for Faculty/Students) or RWU.EDU (for Staff)
Password: Type in your Bridges password
As soon as you log in you have access to the full suite of software to create a survey.
Qualtrics has some pretty good just-in-time materials including video demonstrations and print documentation at: http://qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/ If you scroll down on this page you’ll see a Learn Qualtrics in 5 Steps that promises to get you up to speed in under 3 hours. The 5 steps are right there as: Basic Building, Advanced Building, Anonymous Distribution, Identifying Distribution and Reporting.
There is also a collection of e-books on all aspects of survey building at on their site at: http://qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/research-resources/other-resources/ebook-downloads/ that are free pdf downloads.
Qualtrics will respond to support telephone calls or e-mail contacts based on the order they are received and relative importance as reasonably determined by Qualtrics. Phone or e-mail assistance from Qualtrics is available during their normal business hours, 7:00am - 7:00pm Mountain Time on weekdays (Monday - Friday), except holidays. Limited e-mail support is available after hours and weekends.