Departments and units can use UMSurvey for informal ad-hoc surveys.
UMSurvey offers the assurance of data integrity and security.
In its place, Qualtrics—a more robust and user-friendly survey tool—will soon be available to University of Minnesota affiliates. To avoid migration issues, please wait to set up a Qualtrics account until further notice.
Please export the data you wish to retain from UMSurvey and save them as a CSV file before August 2, 2013. Instructions for how to export your data are available on the UMSurvey “Accessing Your Data” web page under “Exporting Results.” A forthcoming transition plan will include how to create a Qualtrics account, access to training, how to migrate some surveys, and how to upload your CSV files.
Qualtrics is the preferred online survey tool of the University of Minnesota because it meets stringent information security requirements not found in most free online survey tools. Qualtrics enables the University to conduct online surveys for research, assessment, and administrative purposes. Learn how to get an account, get access to Qualtrics training, and more on the Survey Connection website.
If you intend to create a new short-term survey that will close by July, 2013, you may continue using UMSurvey, or you can get started in Qualtrics. Friday, June 14, 2013 is the last day new surveys may be created using UMSurvey.
UMSurvey is an academic online survey tool centrally managed by the Office of Information Technology which is available to current students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota. Scenarios for its use include:
The benefits of UMSurvey over other other free online tools available include:
This service offering is part of our Academic Technology Tools services.