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Keep Qualtrics in mind as you develop your surveys, polls and forms

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Information Technology Services reminds all WVU faculty and staff that they have free access to Qualtrics, a powerful, industry-leading software for conducting surveys and polls and creating online forms.

Here are a few reasons to consider using Qualtrics in your work: 

Save money
There’s no need to buy licenses for Survey Monkey or other external tools when Qualtrics is provided free to all WVU employees and students.

WVU support
Although ITS doesn’t have the resources to build surveys for you, our team can help you get started, answer specific questions and offer guidance. Qualtrics also has experts available to you.

Secure Login
Requiring WVU Login credentials to access your survey or form will allow you to limit responses to WVU users, and prevent the need to remember a separate username and password.

Team members can collaborate on surveys or forms in real time and pull from a group library of saved resources such as images and pre-written questions. 

Qualtrics surveys can be simple, with yes/no or multiple-choice questions, or more complex, with multi-level questions and video embedding options. You can tailor it to your survey needs and track responses.

Qualtrics should never be used to collect data the University identifies as Sensitive Data. The Health Sciences ITS team supports a HIPAA-compliant version of Qualtrics for researchers, faculty and staff collecting HIPAA-covered data. This version of Qualtrics is more secure, but less flexible and is granted on a case-by-case basis. 

Please note, HSC researchers can use WVU Qualtrics if they are not conducting research for a WVU HIPAA-covered entity that involves the collection of protected health information or sensitive data. Researchers seeking more information should review this guidance.

New to Qualtrics? Review this FAQ, which includes a flowchart to illustrate the many use-case scenarios, along with these resources for getting started.