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Survey Creation Tool for Faculty, Staff and Students

Setting up Your Qualtrics Account

Visit the McDaniel portal (login required) for information on setting up your Qualtrics account or to log in to an existing account.

Note to students

Before you can distribute your survey, you must first ask your instructor or advisor to approve it. Please ask them to send an email to intech@mcdaniel.edu granting their approval to activate the survey.

The email should include:

  • your username
  • the name of your survey

Contacting Qualtrics Support

When contacting Qualtrics Support you’ll need to authenticate with your McDaniel username and password.

  • Log in to your Qualtrics account and click Help in the upper right corner.
  • Click Sign in with SSO without typing in your username and password.

Screenshot of sign in box for Qualtrics support

  • Type mcdaniel (all lowercase, no spaces) for the Organization ID.

Screenshot of box requesting Organization ID

You’ll then be prompted again to type in your McDaniel username and password. Follow the onscreen prompts to indicate what type of help you need. If prompted to choose what product you are using, select Survey Platform.

Getting Started with Qualtrics

Following is a short list of commonly used features to help you get started with using Qualtrics. Visit the Qualtrics Learning website to see the full list of tutorials.

Creating a Project
Get an introduction on creating a new survey.

Creating Questions
View a step-by-step guide to adding questions to your survey. Want to know more about the types that are available? Be sure to visit the Question Types Overview page.

Using Piped Text
Learn how to customize the wording of both questions and response choices.

Applying Skip Logic
Skip respondents forward in your survey or to the end of the survey based on conditions you set up.

Applying Display Logic
Set up your survey to guide participants to specific questions that are relevant to them.

Creating an Anonymous Survey Link
Create an anonymous survey link that can be distributed via email or website.

Creating a Contact List
Create a contact list (formerly known as a panel) directly in Qualtrics or import a .csv file for survey distribution.

Reports Overview
Create and manage reports based on your data.

Visualizing Your Data
Customize reports with tables, charts and word clouds.

Exporting Data
Export data in .csv or SPSS formats. Use filtering options to download subsets of data.

Free Downloadable eBooks from Qualtrics

7 Tips for Writing Surveys
“What you need to know to build the foundation of great research.”

7 Tips for Writing Great Questions
“Follow these simple tips to make sure you get the little things right in your next survey.”