The LimeSurvey web-based survey tool is used to create surveys and publish them to a public or a private audience. LimeSurvey includes a variety of different question types including open ended text, radio buttons, check boxes and drop-down lists. There is no software to download or install. Although LimeSurvey is hosted on Concordia servers and maintained by IITS, it is a self-serve survey tool.
Who can use it?
Faculty, staff, and graduate students for research or administrative purposes.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost associated with this service.
How to get it
- To access LimeSurvey, log into the MyConcordia portal and access the LimeSurvey link within the Software and Applications section.
Graduate students need to have a Concordia email address on file to sign into and use LimeSurvey. To add an email address, follow these steps:
1. Log into the MyConcordia portal.
2. Select My Student Centre from the menu.
3. Under the Personal information block, there is a box called Contact Information.
4. Click on the link for Home email and change the existing email to your Office 365 email address.
5. Save your changes before logging out.
This service is not supported by the Service Desk. Please refer to the documentation above.
Enter your informed consent information into a multiple choice question with "I agree" as an answer option. Place this question into its own question group at the beginning of the survey.
Text from Microsoft Word cannot safely be directly imported into LimeSurvey via the standard copy and paste method and it is therefore not recommended. Code may be added that can affect how your survey functions and produce unpredictable results. Type your questions directly or save the Word document on your computer as a "Single File Web Page" (e.g. File... Save as... Single File Web Page), then open the saved web page with a web browser (e.g. File... Open file...) and then cut the text from this "web page" and paste it into LimeSurvey.
Yes - you can insert images into your questions. It is recommended that you reduce an image’s size before adding it.
Survey results can be fully anonymous (default mode) or linked to the survey respondent’s details.
Although your survey will remain on the server for a year after it has ended, you should export the responses in .xls, .csv or .spss format and store them in a secure location.