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How to get started with Qualtrics at USD

This page provides all users with features to create their USD Qualtrics account.

If you encounter any problems creating your Qualtrics account, you can contact the HelpDesk for assistance at the following:

New Account Instructions for Students:

Login in with your USDOne Id and Password at this link to automatically create your account.



New Account Instructions for Faculty / Staff

Qualtrics is a cost sharing software service at USD. Review Step 1 to ensure that you are a member of an opted-in /paid division. If you are a member, proceed to Step 3. If not, proceed to Step 2.


Step 1: Determine If You Are Associated with Qualtrics License Opt-in Program

Academic Technology Services (ATS) has partnered with the following schools and divisions to license Qualtrics in an effort to facilitate research, teaching and departmental needs. If you are faculty, staff or student in one of the below divisions/schools and you have your manager or professor's approval, click here to create your account using your USD One username and password.

Division Administrator
School of Leadership and Education Sciences Karen Lee
Student Affairs Margaret Leary
School of Business Administration TBD
College of Arts and Sciences Carole Huston
Institutional Research Holly Hoffman
Information Technology Services Shahra Meshkaty

Step 2: If you are NOT in an opt-in Division Listed Above

If you are NOT affiliated with one of the divisions/schools listed above, Qualtrics may still be available, however, cost sharing fees will apply. Please complete the Qualtrics Access Request Form to opt-in for either a Single license ($500 annually) or a Division license ($2000 annually).

User Type Create Surveys? Activate Surveys? Distribute Surveys? Approve Surveys?
Student Yes  Requires faculty approval Limited to 100 responses No
Faculty Yes  Yes Limited to 100 responses Yes
Staff Yes  Yes Limited to 100 responses No
Admin Yes  Yes Limited to 100 responses No
AdminPlus Yes Yes Unlimited No


Step 3: Request a USD Qualtrics Account

If your division/school has paid for your departmental use of Qualtrics, create your USD Qualtrics account by following the steps below:

  1. Click on this link.
  2. Log in with your USD One username and password. If you encounter any problems logging in, you can email the helpdesk at or call ext. 7900.
  3. Agree to the USD Qualtrics Terms of Use, when prompted.
  4. Click on the button “I don’t have a Qualtrics Account” and follow the instructions to create your account.
  5. You will be placed into one of the above user types, listed in Part 2, based upon your USD One account type. 
  6. NOTE: Please keep in mind, If you already have a Qualtrics account created prior to this request via, that account will not be associated in any way with your USD Qualtrics account.




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