Department Long Forms with Qualtrics

Long Form Demonstration with Qualtrics

Step-by-Step Instructions

Log in to Qualtrics

  • Log in here with your Skidmore credentials,
  • When logging in for the first time, you may be asked if you have an existing account with Qualtrics. If you do, then follow the instructions to merge that other account with your new Skidmore Qualtrics account.
  • Accept the Terms of Use

Create a New Project

  • Click on Create New Project

  • Choose the Survey option

  • Then click Get Started

Create your Questions

  • See this Qualtrics documentation for information on creating questions
  • You will likely primarily be using the Mulitiple Choice and Text Entry question types
  • You can also use Descriptive Text and Graphics as needed
  • Preview your survey periodically to ensure it looks as you expect

Survey Options

  • Make sure that “By invitation only” is checked in the Survey Protection section

Look & Feel

  • Choose a theme
  • Edit “Next” button if desired
  • Again, make use of the Preview option to see how your survey looks based on the formatting choices

Contacts (click Contacts in upper right corner)

  • Create a Contact List

  • Use the .csv template shared here.
  • Once you’ve added the students to the spreadsheet, make sure to save it again as a .csv file.

Publish the Survey


  • Choose the Email option and use the Contact List you created to send your survey to only those individuals

Export the Results

  • Open the Data & Analysis Tab
  • Click on the Export & Import dropdown menu
  • Choose Export Data

    • Click on the Excel option and then click on Download


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