Survey Tools

There are several online survey tools available.  The table below compares,  by feature, three that have been used successfully by OSU Extension faculty and staff.  You will also find links to "Getting Started" documents for each survey tool.  Click on the column header links to visit their respective websites.  

BSG NOTICE: As of January 1st 2013 no new BSG surveys will be allowed and on July 1st 2013 the BSG survey system will be turned off.  OSU has obtained a campus wide license for Qualtrics.

Survey Tool Options

Survey Tool Websites

Qualtrics

Survey Monkey

StudentVoice

Google Docs

Cost

Free to OSU faculty/staff

Free w/limitations;
Monthly/annual fee allows unlimited use

Free to OSU faculty/staff through E-campus membership

Free

Number of questions allowed per survey

Unlimited

10 w/free account; unlimited with paid account

Unlimited

Unlimited

Number of responses allowed per survey

Unlimited

100 w/free account; unlimited with paid account

Unlimited

Unlimited

Ability to track who responds and send email reminders to non-responders

Yes

Yes (free account limits the email list size)

Yes, if StudentVoice administers the survey

Yes

Ability to download results

Yes

Yes, but only with paid account

Yes

Yes

Help/Assistance

Yes

Written & video tutorials and 24/7 help staff

Personal coordinator assigned to OSU by e-mail and phone

Some online help

Training writing effective survey questions

Yes

Written information available on the website

Coordinator offers suggestions to clarify when requested

None

508 compliant & fully accessible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not clear

Who enters survey questions?

You

You

Coordinator at SV office

You

Getting started guide

Qualtric Getting Started

Qualtrics Tutorial

Survey Monkey Guide

StudentVoice Guide

Google Docs Guide

Note

You can email the survey or embed it in your website

 

 

You can email the survey or embed it in your website