Creating Web-based surveys using Quickdata
** Note: Quickdata is deprecated. For the best current options for conducting web-based surveys at DePaul, see http://surveys.depaul.edu **
is an interface to a database for storing data from Web forms. You can
use your Campus Connect username and password to access the system and
set up surveys. You can use your own Web forms, or use the Quickdata
site's tools to create one.
Creating a Web survey with Quickdata. If you find that you need more guidance, contact DePaul Instructional Technology Development.
POINT YOUR BROWSER AT THE QUICKDATA WEB PAGE
If this URL changes some day, try typing "Quickdata DePaul" in the search box at www.google.com for the latest version.
CREATE A NEW GROUP
Click on "Group Options - New Group" in the left panel, and give your group a name. For an example, the name could be "mygroup".
CREATE A NEW FORM
In the left panel, click on "Form Options - New Form". Select the group to place it in ("mygroup") and give your form a name. For an example, "myform". It will ask if you want Quickdata to help you create a form. If you want to use your own Web form, click "no." If you click "yes" it will walk you through a wizard to create a new form (nice if you do not know anything about HTML).
COPY THE TAG TO YOUR THE FORM ON YOUR WEB PAGE
A window will pop up containing something like the following:
should be the opening tag of the form you want to submit data from. It
will be different for each form you "create" in Quickdata. What you have
really done is to create a table in the Quickdata database where user
input from a Web form can be stored. The URL in the tag
points to a server-side script that puts the data from your form into
that database. You can then access the data using the Web interface at
the Quickdata website.
TECHNICAL NOTE: NAME VERSUS ID
Quickdata currently does not seem to understand id= labels for a form
input field, so be sure to use name= instead of (or in addition to) id
CHANGING THE DEFAULT "THANK YOU" PAGE
By default, Quickdata displays a "Thank You" page after the form data
is submitted. You can change this to be a Web page of your choosing
(such as your debriefing page). Here is how:
Once inside QuickData, click on your form. Then choose "form
properties" on the left-hand side. A new window will pop up. Choose the
"edit" button on that window. (You may have to scroll down to find it.)
Type your URL, preceded by http:// in the box called "next page".