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What is Qualtrics?

Qualtrics survey software is available for faculty, staff and students to support research, teaching and administration at Radford University.  Some of the highlights of the program include:

  • A wizard to help build surveys, requiring no prior training
  • Dozens of sample surveys on various topics to customize for your own use
  • Integrated sending and tracking of e-mail invitations and automatically generated reminder e-mails
  • Integrated graphics and statistical tool ability to download data into Excel or SPSS with full syntax retained

Logging into Qualtrics

If you already have a Qualtrics account, visit the Qualtrics RU log-in site to get started. 

Creating a Qualtrics account

NOTE: Initially, all accounts are set to the default level of use, which limits the number of survey responses to 500, the number of active surveys to 3, and total surveys (active and inactive) to 10. You may request an upgrade to your account if you are faculty or staff, or if you are a student working for faculty and staff. Upgraded accounts have no limits on the number of surveys you can create or the number of responses for each survey. To request an upgrade, contact the Technology Assistance Center at 540-831-7500 or helpdesk@radford.edu.

To create an account:

  1. Visit the "Create an Account" page
  2. Fill in your information.  NOTE: Password should be different than your RU password.
  3. Read the Terms of Service. If you agree to the Terms of Service, check the box labeled "I have read and agreed to the Terms of Service."
  4. Click the "Register" button.

After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Qualtrics. You must reply to this e-mail in order to activate your account.

Qualtrics Training and Tutorials

In addition to a standard topic- or search-based help system, the Qualtrics website offers an extensive set of online resources called Qualtrics Survey University.

  • Video Tutorials walk you through creating, distributing, and editing surveys as well as viewing the results and importing the results into SPSS.
  • Research Articles address a broad range of topics, including survey design, data analysis, and developing different types of surveys for a number of different topics such as Satisfaction, Customer Retention, Whistle Blower, or Training Evaluation.
  • An Extensive Library of surveys by topic area, question, and graphics enable you to copy whole surveys or parts of surveys and adapt them to your own uses.