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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Online Survey Overview  

Online surveys can be used by faculty, staff, and students for teaching, research, and administrative purposes. IT Solutions supports two enterprise tools, Qualtrics and ClassClimate, which are both FERPA and HIPAA capable and can be used for a variety of purposes on campus.  For more information about Institutional Course Evaluation using ClassClimate/Scantron, please contact the Institutional Analytics and Strategic Effectiveness Office.

Also for more support on Academic Research using Qualtrics, please contact the Center for Excellencein Scholarship and Research Office.

To learn more about creating online surveys, check out the playlist Learning Online Surveys.

Enterprise Tools: 

These tools are fully supported. Contact the IT Solutions Center at 507.389.6654 for assistance.

  • Qualtrics - Qualtrics, a new survey tool, is an industry standard research survey tool that is easy to use and incredibly powerful. Data can be collected and mined in very simple or extremely complex ways, depending on the needs of the survey owner.
  • Excel Online - As part of our Office 365 package, you can use Excel Online to create simple surveys that take advantage of the power of Microsoft Excel for data analysis.
  • Microsoft Forms - Microsoft Forms is an app that is part of our Office 365 package and can be found on your "waffle" list of apps.  Unlike Excel Online Surveys, Forms is designed specifically for educators and students.  You can develop forms or quizzes that can be shared online.  Form responses do not automatically go into an Excel spreadsheet but can be downloaded into an Excel file.  You can add pictures or images to your Form questions.  Forms can be built collaboratively and can be made into a template for future use.  To learn more about Microsoft Forms, check out the playlist Microsoft Forms First Look