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Qualtrics at Webster


How to get access to Qualtrics- Students

Students should work with a faculty or staff member in order to get access to Qualtrics. When the faculty/staff member is ready to request access, follow these steps:

1. Attempt to log in to Qualtrics. It will not work, but you must accept the terms before you can be granted access.

Image of QuickLaunch menu in Connections

  • On the next screen, select 'No, I don't have a preexisting account here.'
  • It will notify you that your account was successfully created.
  • On the next screen, accept the Terms of Service.
  • You will now see the Qualtrics landing page after login. You do not have access to the survey tool yet (if you try to create a project, you will be notified that you do not have access and to contact your Qualtrics administrator). Close this window.

2. The faculty/staff member should request access for you following the instructions in this guide under Faculty/Staff - Access:

3. You will receive notification when you have been granted access. Navigate to Qualtrics through Connections, then verify that you now can make a new project. If you still do not have access, contact the Faculty Development Center.


Using Qualtrics

Qualtrics must be accessed through Connections, not through

Sign in to Connections, then use the QuickLaunch menu to select Qualtrics Survey Tool:

Qualtrics link in QuickLaunch menu

Alternatively, under the Students page in Connections, scroll to the bottom and select Qualtrics Survey Tool under Technology:

Qualtrics link on Students page

To use Qualtrics for research, be sure to follow the instructions in the email you receive granting access, including obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to conducting your survey.

The University’s IRB policy and procedures can be found here: Institutional Review Board - Home (in Connections)

You can find the IRB Training program (required for both students and faculty) here:

If you have questions about IRB compliance, please talk to your faculty sponsor.

You must obtain IRB approval before distributing any surveys for research purposes.


For tutorials on how to use Qualtrics, access online training by following the instructions under 'How to Use Qualtrics' in this guide: