How do you want to send/distribute your survey?

  1. Under Survey Options, select the radio button next to “Open Access”.
  2. Under Distributions, use Anonymous (or single reusable) link.
  3. Copy and paste that link into your website.
  1. Under Survey Options, select the radio button next to “Open Access”.
  2. Under Distributions, use Anonymous (or single reusable) link.
  3. Copy and paste that link into your email.
  1. Under Survey Options, select the radio button next to “By invitation only”.
  2. Create a Contact List/Panel of the people you wish to send the survey to by following these directions:

                                                    i.     Click on Contacts at the top right-hand side of the screen.

                                                   ii.     Choose +Create Contact List. Give it a name.

                                                  iii.      Upload a spreadsheet of the contact list or input them manually.

  1. Under Distributions, use Emails to send survey link to that Contact List.


If you need to know who took the survey, you can do any one of the following:










If you want to prevent respondents from taking the survey more than once:



If you want the survey to be completely anonymous (i.e. Qualtrics will not store any data about the respondent at all), click on “Anonymize Response” under Survey Options.


Follow-Up Options


If you used Qualtrics to email your survey to a Contact List, you can:



To send a thank you or custom message automatically after they complete the survey, go to Survey Options and click on “Custom end of survey message”. You can also click on “Send additional thank you email from a library” if you are using a Contact List.


To automatically redirect your respondents to a copy of their answer choices upon survey completion, go to Survey Options and click on “Redirect to single response report”.