What is Qualtrics?

Qualtrics is a powerful survey building tool that is highly customizable and easy to use.

With Qualtrics, you can design and distribute surveys, manage responses, track participants, and analyze data, all in an easy to navigate web-based interface.


How is Qualtrics done at USD?

Qualtrics is a paid subscription and not all divisions participate to support it.

Participating divisions are:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • Kroc School of Peace Studies*
  • Knauss School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • University Ministry
  • Law School Student Affairs
  • School of Nursing

If you are a member of any of the above divisions, you can proceed to the next step and request your Qualtrics account. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email back within 48 hours.

If you are not a member of a paid division, you will need to provide a cost center code to get started with Qualtrics at USD.  Send your inquiry to software@sandiego.edu and indicate the number of staff members in your division who will need Qualtrics access. The cost of opting in for this cost-sharing depends on the size of the school/department (the range varies between $500 for a 3-5 person account, and up to $2,500 for a large unit).

 *Kroc has a subscription for up to 5 users in Qualtrics

How do I get started with Qualtrics?

1. Log in to Qualtrics with your USD One username and password. The first time you log in to Qualtrics, your Qualtrics account will be auto-generated.  Agree to the USD Qualtrics Terms of Use, when prompted.

2. You will then get a “Welcome to Qualtrics” page but the Create new project button will be grayed out and you will not be able to create a new project.

3. It is at this point that your request for a Qualtrics account will be emailed by Qualtrics to FacultySupport@sandiego.edu. Faculty Support will verify you are part of a participating division and, if you are, approve your request. You will then get an email saying you can now log in with your USD One credentials.

If your division does not participate in Qualtrics your request will be denied and you will receive an email you telling how to proceed with your request.

NOTE: Please keep in mind, if you already have a Qualtrics account created prior to this request via www.qualtrics.com, that account will not be associated in any way with your USD Qualtrics account.


Where do I go for training?


What do I do if I need help?

If you are having trouble setting up your account or with your username, contact the USD Helpdesk at 619-260-7900 or send an email to help@sandiego.edu or Qualtrics@sandiego.edu.

If you have functionality questions regarding the use of Qualtrics, you can contact Qualtrics@sandiego.edu.