Surveyor is a survey application that enables surveys and questionnaires to be produced and published on the web. Surveys/questionnaires are created, published, and managed through Internet Explorer (version 5 or higher) - no additional software needs to be installed on your PC in order to use Surveyor. You should have an outline questionnaire planned or already prepared (e.g. in Word document form) before starting to use Surveyor. Please note that it is only available to University Staff.
People responding to Surveyor questionnaires do so through a single web link that takes them to the first page of the survey. The only software they require to respond to the Surveyor survey/questionnaire is a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 5 or higher).
When your survey/questionnaire is published, statistical reports are available through Surveyor's administration interface as soon as respondents start answering a survey/questionnaire. Data can also be exported to spreadsheet applications (e.g. Excel) or other statistical applications.
Any member of University staff wishing to create a web survey/questionnaire can be granted access to Surveyor to create and manage one or more questionnaires. To request an account, please contact the IT Service Desk on ext. 2000.
Surveyor can be used for:
- gathering feedback (e.g. customer satisfaction or service reviews).
- gathering data*.
- quick polls.
* Please note that the University's version of Surveyor *does not* currently operate using a secure channel (SSL) therefore certain kinds of sensitive personal data should not be requested using Surveyor surveys/questionnaires.