Accessing Qualtrics 

To get started with Qualtrics: 

  1. Open a browser and navigate to shsu.qualtrics.com 
  2. If you are on the SHSU network, Qualtrics will automatically use your SHSU credentials to create an account. If you have not used Qualtrics before and aren’t on the SHSU network, follow the prompts to create a new account. 
  3. Once an account is created, the site will automatically log you in when you navigate to the site. 

Creating a Project 

Qualtrics refers to surveys and questionnaires as projects. If the user has not created a survey, Qualtrics will ask to create and name a new project upon opening. If the user has created projects, they will be displayed. A new project can also be created from the list of other projects. 

List of Projects 


Question Options 

Qualtrics provides many options for the types, flow and display of questions 

Question Type 

The default question type is multiple choice. To change the questions type, click the Multiple Choice button on the right panel of the project, and select the question type option you want. To see an example of the question type, simply scroll over the option and an example will be displayed. 


Once a question type is selected, the question and answer options, if needed, can be added. 

Creating Question 

Adding Questions 

There are a few options to add questions to your project.  

To create a question with a different question type than the previous question, select the +Create a New Question button.  

To add a question of the same type, select the plus (+) sign at the end on the selected question. 

Adding Questions 

Question Answers 

The answer options will vary based on the type of question used.  

Options include:  

  • Number of options provided  
  • Number of items that can be selected 
  • Position of the answers, and more 

For some questions, automatic response options can be generated. When the question type is selection, the answer options will change depending on the type of question selected. Examples of different options are listed. 

Answer Options

If you would like additional help with Qualtrics options, contact the IT@Sam Training department