Announcing Survey Software License for Qualtrics

What's happening and when?

All current Illinois faculty, staff, and students now have access to the university Qualtrics license with additional functionality. You need only an active NetID and password to log in and activate an account on the new university license.  

What is Qualtrics and what is it used for?

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool that anyone can use for data collection, analysis, and more—all online. It’s extremely user-friendly with question and survey templates to choose from and has export abilities to file types like SPSS, CSV, PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  

What does the new license do?

New functionality is available with the new university-wide license, including:  

    • Support for 70 languages  
    • Advanced Survey Logic  
    • API Developer Tools  
    • Basic Quotas  
    • Basic Stats iQ  
    • Basic Text iQ  
    • Cross Tabs  
    • Expert Review: bots, duplicates, compliance assist  
    • Communication and Chat Integration 
    • Marketing Integration  
    • Offline Apps  
    • Question Types: Static + Standard +Specialty  
    • Screen-out Reporting  
    • SMS Distribution – $500 per 50k  
    • Tableau/BI Visualization Integration  
    • Maximum of 1.7 million responses 

What should I do now?

To activate your account, use your NetID and password to login at

Begin to set up any new Qualtrics surveys at No existing surveys, workflows, or other assets will exist automatically in the new account; they must be intentionally uploaded. Existing Qualtrics data must be either downloaded, migrated, and/or copied from your account before December 2023. Failure to do so will render old data inaccessible.  

How do I migrate?

If you need to migrate surveys and or data to the university license, please see communications sent from your college/unit brand manager. If you need assistance with migrating data or surveys, sign up for help or read more here.