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What is Qualtrics?

Qualtrics is a simple to use web-based survey tool to conduct survey research, evaluations and other data collection activities. Anyone WP faculty, staff, or student can use this research suite to build surveys, send surveys and analyze responses - all from any online location, any time you need!

How to access Qualtrics

To access Qualtrics log into WPconnect and locate Academic Services and click Qualtrics Survey Research Suite.
Additionally, it can be located in the Apps icon next to your name (top, right corner) on WPconnect.

Next, You will be prompted to log into Qualtrics using your WPU username and password and click create an account.

Creating Your First Survey

  1. Once the user is logged in, Press Create New Project
  2. Click Survey
  3. Provide a name to your newly created project.
  4. Click Get Started

Next you will be prompted to give your survey a name.

Instructions or Consent

The default question type is multiple choice when beginning your survey . To provide instructions / consent , you must change your question type to Descriptive Text . Click the green Multiple Choice button (found in the upper right corner of the screen under Change Question type ) and change to Descriptive Text . You may now type in your instructions/consent . There is no limit for how long the descriptive text may be

Common Question Types

  • Multiple Choice
  • Text Entry
  • Matrix table (Likert scale)
  • Slider
  • Rank Order

To add a question click on the green "Create a New Question" button.

Set Survey Options

Survey options allow you to adjust the user experience, protect the survey by setting who can access it, determine what happens when the user has finished the surveys, set what to do with inactive and partially completed surveys and create sets to help manage a large number of responses.

Preview Your Survey

Preview your survey to see what it will look like and how it will behave. Click the Preview Survey button on either the Edit Survey or Distribute Survey tab. In preview mode your responses will be recorded but they will be labeled Survey Preview in the Response Type column. These can either be deleted or filtered out when viewing the results.

Distributing your survey

There are many ways to distribute to include a survey link, direct email, through social media, or as a popup in a Web page. The first step in distributing your survey is to make it active. To do this click the green Activate Survey button on the Distribute Survey tab. Once active your survey link will appear

Viewing the Results

To view individual responses click on Data & Analysis. To view all responses for each specific question click on Reports.

Data and Analysis

To analyze invidual participation responses click on Data & Analysis on the menu tab. You are now able to view all completed and in-progress responses. For additonal information on data and analysis.


Creating a web help ticket. www.wpunj.edu/helpdesk Log in with your WPU username and password and selecting Qualtrics as your request type For more detailed training feel free to visit https://www.qualtrics.com/support/surveyplatform/getting-started/survey-platform-overview/