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Changes Coming to Qualtrics

Beginning on Wednesday, March 31, Qualtrics is reorganizing it’s Survey Editor feature, as well as some other screens. The New Survey Builder will be organized differently, although it will have all the features of the old Survey Editor. Qualtrics believes these changes “will make the survey building experience easier to navigate and more intuitive, especially for our first-time users.”

On March 31, you will be given the option to opt-in to the new Survey Builder. At the end of April, it will become the default interface for survey editing, although Qualtrics will allow you to opt back out for another month.

Also new, as we’ve covered before:

  1. Triggers replaced by new actions tool set: Users are no longer able to create triggers within surveys. Old triggers will still be operable and editable. Qualtrics now directs users to their new Actions toolset, which has more features. Find that here. The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) has done a little experimentation with the new Actions tool set, and suspect there’s a lot of new things that can be done with it in survey projects.
  2. Classic reports replaced by new reporting experience: Qualtrics has replaced it’s old on-board reporting toolset. The “Classic Reports” toolset, which you may have used in the past to build reports within Qualtrics, will be removed on March 31, 2021. If there are any reports that you deem necessary to your research or important, download them before the end of the month. Read more about the Reports Tool change here.
  3. Catalog replaces the Create New UI for projects and action: It is activated when users attempt to “Create new project” or “Create new action” from the projects or actions lists, respectively.

Click here for a number of free webinars to learn more about Qualtrics in general.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI