Qualtrics Survey Bank - Quick Start Guide

The Office of Assessment, Trinity College has created a library of questions in Qualtrics for you to copy or adapt for your own surveys. To request access to this library please email Assessment@duke.edu. To access this Library, log-in to Duke’s Qualtrics license: https://duke.qualtrics.com.

To browse the survey items, once you’ve logged in to Qualtrics, navigate from ‘Home’ to ‘Library’ using the menu icon with the three lines in the top-left corner of your account.

Library is the last item on the menu

Once in ‘Library,’ you’ll be brought to your own library by default. To view our shared library, click on the down-arrow beside your name in the top-left corner. 

OATC Survey Bank is directly under your name on the library menu

If you are having trouble viewing the OATC survey bank in Qualtrics please contact our office at Assessment@duke.edu.  

Survey questions are grouped into folders with similar themes. For example, you will find a folder for Trinity College’s Student Learning Outcome questions, another folder for survey questions related to technology, and among others, a folder for open-ended survey items.

To use any of these survey items in your own survey instrument, go to your survey, add a blank question, and click on the three dots in the top right corner to pull down a menu. Here, select "replace from library".

Select "replace from library"

Choose “OATC Survey Bank” and you will see categories for the kind of have two options: “Block Library” and “Question Library”. Select block library if you would like to use the Trinity College Student Learning Outcomes already formatted into a Matrix. Or, “Question Library” will take you to a list of categories (Course Content, Feedback on Instructors, Trinity College SLOs, etc.). Choose the category that you would like, then select the survey question you would like to use. Once you have made your selection, click the green button on the bottom right “Import”. This will add the question to your survey. Create a new question and repeat this process as many times as necessary.

Alternatively, to import multiple questions from each category, go to your survey and to the left of the button 'Add new question' there is the option to 'Import from library'.  Select “OATC Survey Bank” and navigate to the category of questions from which you would like to select survey items. Using this method allows you to select and import one or multiple items from each category. 

Select 'Import from library' to the left of 'Add new question'

Take care when selecting survey items from the “OATC Survey Bank” to make sure they are applicable for your purposes. You are welcome to adapt these survey items as you need. You will also want to be careful to design an instrument that is clear, brief and easy to navigate. Always preview and test your survey thoroughly before administration.