Qualtrics at NIU


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Qualtrics survey software tracks participation, sends invitations and reminders, displays survey results graphically and statistically in real time, and exports raw data in a variety of formats including CSV, XML, HTML and SPSS, and popular statistical packages. NIU faculty, staff, and students can use Qualtrics for academic and administrative purposes on university-owned and personal machines for no cost to them.

Key Features

  • a survey library with templates that can be customized
  • survey translation capabilities, allowing respondents to select a language or default to a browser language preference
  • continuous file saving, minimizing potential data loss due to browser crashes
  • folders for survey organization
  • distribution of surveys to select panels of email recipients or via anonymous links
  • custom reports that update dynamically as new responses are received
  • over 90 question types
  • ability to collaborate with others within the institution or with colleagues at other institutions who have a Qualtrics license

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