Accessing OSU Qualtrics License

The Ohio State University has contracted with Qualtrics, one of the leaders in online survey software products, for provisioning surveys for classes and research at the university. If you have a subscription to another online survey tool, you must provide a business case for continued use before renewing your subscription. The CFAES LimeSurvey service is open-source software and is not affected by the Qualtrics agreement.

Any faculty or staff member (or Ohio State student) may use the Qualtrics by setting up an account. Please read the knowledge base (KB) document published by the Office of the Chief Information Officer about how to log in for the first time: Pay special attention to the first-time log in instructions if you have an existing Qualtrics account. The URL is

When you first log-in you will be given a “student-trial” account, which you will need to “upgrade” to a “standard” account to be able to use all the features available. Please read the KB document on how to use upgrade codes: You will need to email to obtain the upgrade code.

Once you have set up your account and are logged in, make sure to check out the many “how-to” videos at Qualtrics University by clicking on the “Helps and Tutorials” button in the upper-right corner of your screen. A nice available feature will be the ability to collaborate on surveys across the university. Read the KB document on how to collaborate with colleagues:

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