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Software Applications

This is a guide summarising current convenient and recommended software applications for use by library staff.

Comparative Survey tool table

Function /Capability LibWizard Survey Monkey Google Forms Zeetings
Survery Tool Comparative Table
Primary purpose

Has 4 primary purposes;

  • Web form
  • Online Survey tool
  • Quizzes
Tutorial
Survey tool Can create Quizzes, surveys and forms Online surveys

Real time response – displayable to the audience when using activity in class

No

Yes
(Instant results option – though doesn’t display open ended responses)

Yes

Yes

Can email responses to the user?

Yes

No
(No native tool but you can use Zapier for this)

Yes

No

Can include images in the Survey/Tutorial?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Side by side tutorial and interaction with product?

Yes
(By using LibWizard module in Libguides)

No

No

No

Can download survey data to excel/csv?

CSV

PDF, PPT, XLS, CSV

CSV

CSV
 (upgrade version)

Can Responses be Printed?

No

Yes

Yes

May Be
(upgrade version)

Can Include Video?

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Can Use Conditional logic (variable continuation of activity depending on different answers)

Yes

Yes
(under logic tab)

Yes
(Note: option – go to section based on answer)

No

Can create a web link for survey?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limit on Number of Users

No

No

No

30 for free version
(but we can get extra licences)

Various Template Options

Yes

Yes - 23 themes

Yes - 23 choices

Yes

Options for Displaying results?

4 chart types
(Column Chart, Pie chart, Bar chart and table)

7 chart types, color label options

Limited options

Yes
(upgrade version)

Option for Password Only Access to Activity?

Yes

Yes 
(collector options)

Yes
(using data validation
https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=EhlzWiG0y5g)

Yes
(upgrade)

Multiple Question Types? 9 different input types 9 different questions types 8 different question types 5 different question types
(thumbs up, multi choice, scale, rank and text)

Can Share Activity with Link?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can Collect Respondents’ Email Addresses?

Yes

Yes
(via the email invitation collector??- need to check)

Yes

Yes
(Upgrade - create a survey option, available in upgrade)

Can Respondents See their Grade?

Yes

Yes
(Collect responses>Collector options>Show Advanced options)

Yes
(after each submission or manually)

No

Can you edit the Confirmation/Completion Message?

Yes
(Editable thank you screen)

Yes
(with the survey end page)

Yes

No

Progress Bar Option?

No

Yes
(In the design survey tab)

Yes
 

No

Can you Set Date Limits on When The Exercise can be Accessed?

Yes,
(you can set date range)

Yes
(you can set cut off dates in the Collector options)

No
(you can write a script for this though
http://www.labnol.org/internet/schedule-google-forms/20707/)

No

Can you Set Time Limits for the Survey to be Completed By?

Yes

No

No

No

Activity Wall/Live Comments Box?

No

No

No

Yes