Creating surveys


Qualtrics is the internal survey tool used at the University.

Qualtrics is a tool where staff can create unlimited Federation-branded surveys to collect data for teaching and research purposes. Surveys can be short or long, and have conditions or logic applied. Data is stored in secure cloud storage in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. Staff have full control over survey structure and data exporting.

All Federation University staff have a Qualtrics account automatically generated, which allows them to log in to the Qualtrics system. If you would like to create or edit existing surveys in the system, you will need to request addition access. To request a change of access level:

  1. Log in to Qualtrics to create your account.
  2. Head to the Service Desk Portal and log in if prompted
  3. Select Request
  4. Select the System Access and Accounts option, or search Qualtrics
  5. Complete a Student System Access Form

How to design a good survey

Below are some useful links on how to design effective surveys.

Federation student surveys: Policies and procedures

Federation University has policies regarding student surveys. Please take the time to read these resources before developing your survey. For additional support, please contact

Support and tutorials

Support and tutorials can be found in the Qualtrics Staff Resources Moodle Shell which staff can self-enrol in to, or via the official Qualtrics Support website.

Lime Survey

CLIPP recommends that all new surveys are created in Qualtrics rather than LimeSurvey.

Current, active Limesurvey surveys will continue to be supported for the time being, and data will be retained.

CLIPP will investigate migrating existing survey data into Qualtrics where possible before eventually archiving the system. You will be notified prior, if/when this occurs. In the meantime please feel free to login and export any expired survey data for your future records. Additionally, if you require assistance exporting your survey data, please feel free to contact, with the name of your survey and the data format you require (PDF, Word, Excel).