Announcement: Web-based Survey Platforms


As of June 3, 2020, Marywood University had adopted Qualtrics as its official survey software. While available now, the single sign on feature via Marywood's portal is not available just yet.

Highlights of the Platform:

  • Free for all students, faculty and staff
  • May be utilized in most human research involving minimal risk (IRB/ERC)
  • Students may collaborate on surveys with instructor oversight
  • Easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionality for designing surveys
  • Complex branching logic for designing surveys
  • More question types from which to choose to better meet your data needs
Educational Technology Services (ETS) will provide additional information regarding access and use of the platform as we approach the fall semester. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please direct them to Katt Fisne, Associate Director of ETS, at

REQUEST A FREE QUALTRICS ACCOUNT To request a free Qualtrics account, please contact Katt Fisne, Associate Director of ETS, at


Research Electronic Data Capture, or REDCap, is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While capable of processing almost any type of data, it was specifically designed to support online or offline data capture for research. REDCap may be utilized in most human research involving no greater than minimal risk. Approval for use in research involving greater than minimal risk will be determined by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Marywood University is part of the REDCap Consortium. However, because it has adopted Qualtrics as its official survey software, no support for REDCap other than registration and survey release is planned by technology staff.

REDCap Tutorials

REQUEST A REDCAP ACCOUNTTo request a REDCap account, please contact Mark Pitely, Web Developer, at or 570-348-6211, x.2926.

Survey Monkey

As of January 8, 2014, and due to security issues, use of Marywood University's Survey Monkey account was no longer allowed for research involving human subjects.  While you may still utilize Survey Monkey for most minimal risk research, you will need to subscribe to a secure, personal account unless one is available through your department or faculty advisor. Fee-based subscriptions at various levels are available and may last as long as the researcher desires. The type of account required will depend upon the nature of the research. However, because Marywood University has adopted Qualtrics as its official survey software, no Survey Monkey support is planned by technology staff. Therefore, we highly recommend use of Qualtrics instead.

Guidance on Web-based Surveys

For more information about web-based survey platforms, please refer to our Guidance on Data Collection via Online Survey document.