About this tool

Qualtrics can be used to create questionnaires or surveys with a vast library of question types and response options, incorporate skip patterns and other types of logic, and generate reports to summarize data collected.

Features and functionality

  • Create questionnaires from scratch or use pre-made questionnaires.
  • Edit questionnaires by selecting from a vast library of question types and response options.
  • Incorporate skip patterns and other types of logic.
  • Provide anonymous links or send emails with unique links for each respondent for tracking and sending reminder emails.
  • Produce and edit reports with tables and graphs that can be exported in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or PDF formats.
  • Download data to Excel or SPSS for additional analysis.
  • Data is stored in a Canadian data centre and backed up in Canada.
  • File upload add-on that allows respondents to upload files with their survey responses.

Tool guide

Cost No cost
Recommended class size Unlimited
LEARN integrations  
Known limitations
  • Use of Qualtrics is restricted to academic or research purposes.
  • Qualtrics may be used by all University of Waterloo employees and students.
  • Commercial use of Qualtrics is prohibited and includes, without limitation, the use on behalf of other institutions or entities for compensation
Level of support Centrally licensed, support provided by vendor
Privacy & Security

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