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Online Survey Tools: Qualtrics and Google Forms

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


There are many online survey tools available at Stanford. But how do you know which one is right for your project? This lecture will give you an overview of the tools used at Stanford.

This lecture will provide you with an overview of such survey tools as Qualtrics and Google Forms. We will also cover how to strategically plan your survey.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a new survey and write basic questions in Google Forms and Qualtrics
  • Know what to consider when choosing a collection tool
  • Strategically plan your survey
  • Set objectives for information collection


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.

Don Cameron

Don is the Instructional Design lead in Technology Training, and has been at Stanford since 1998. He teaches collaboration and communication classes, along with courses on Google Apps, Smartsheet, and survey design.

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University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.