Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching


Creating a survey

We do have licenses for and support 3 other tools for conducting surveys:

  • Blackboard
  • Qualtrics
  • Google Forms
  • Survey Monkey is a very easy to use survey tool. However, Oberlin College does not have a license for this product nor do we have the expertise to support it properly.
  • Woofoo is another unsupported option

Be sure to check with the Institutional Research Board before conducting any studies where you are asking people to provide information.


Qualtrics at Oberlin College


The Qualtrics Research Suite is a powerful online survey software available to all faculty, staff and students at Oberlin College.

The Research Suite allows you to build complex surveys that fulfill a variety of research needs. You can use this tool to build surveys, distribute surveys and analyze responses, all from one convenient online location!

Be aware that most studies, including surveys, done on human subjects should be cleared through the Institutional Research Board (IRB).
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Create a survey using Google Docs

In google docs one can create a ‘form.’  This form can then be used to collect data from users. Information on how to create and deploy such a survey can be found in google’s support documentation.

Google will provide a very basic report, the data will be stored in a google spreadsheet and the information can then be downloaded and analyzed using Excel or any other tool that accepts comma separated data.

Be sure to check with the Institutional Research Board before conducting any studies where you are asking people to provide information.

Watch how to construct a survey and learn more about the tools available in Google Forms in the video tutorial below: