Qualtrics online surveys

Create an online survey using VU Qualtrics

All VU staff and students can create a Qualtrics account. You just need to login using your VU username (starting with 'e' or 's') and password.

Qualtrics is recognised as a leading research tool for online surveys. It is in use by many international and Australian universities.

How it works

Qualtrics allows you to:

  • create surveys
  • develop and share them with collaborators
  • distribute to participants
  • monitor the response progress
  • visualise the result (as well as download for more detailed analysis).

You can use Qualtrics to help create:

  • online surveys
  • face-to-face survey data collection (where internet is available)
  • questionnaires
  • event registrations
  • feedback and other forms.

Make sure you download the results and preserve the data on R: drive.

Qualtrics supports ethical research data collection by using secure, encrypted storage under US-EU Safe Harbor Principles. The data is retained in Singapore, offering greater privacy than other services (eg SurveyMonkey).


Easy to follow online training videos and full instructions are available on the Qualtrics Basecamp site.

Your College can also arrange with the VU eResearch team for campus-based training (given sufficient attendee numbers).

Qualtrics offline mobile app

Qualtrics Offline Surveys is a mobile application available for iOS and Android. It allows you to administer surveys on your mobile device without an Internet connection. Responses can be collected in the field on your mobile device, and then uploaded back into Qualtrics as soon as you have an Internet connection. This app is available for iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.0 and later.

Contact us

If you cannot access Qualtrics, or are having issues setting up an account, please log a task via the VU Support Hub.

The Qualtrics Support service provides expert assistance for all your survey needs, and ensure that all VU users get the most out of the platform.

If you require support with any aspects of the Qualtrics program, please contact Qualtrics Support directly. You will need to select 'Sign in with SSO' and enter 'VUAU' as Organisation ID.