This browser does not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's intended design. May we suggest that you upgrade your browser?

Qualtrics Survey System

Using the Survey Mailer: Advanced Options

When you are using the Survey Mailer in Qualtrics to distribute your survey, you have access to Advanced Options that will give you the ability to customize your sending options. This document will show you how to access and use the Advanced Options.

return to topAccessing the Survey Mailer Advanced Options Dialog Box

Advanced Options will give you greater customization ability when it comes to the distribution of your survey. To access these options:

  1. From the My Surveys tab, in the Tasks column, from the desired survey, click SENDSend button

  2. From the Distribute Survey options, click EMAIL SURVEYEmail Survey button

  3. Select the Survey Mailer tab
    The Survey Mailer options appear.

    The Advanced Options dialog box appears.
    HINT: The Advanced Options link is located below the body of the Message.
    Advanced Options Dialog box

return to topSurvey Mailer Advanced Options

Once you have accessed the Survey Mailer Advanced Options dialog box, you can configure the options to your liking. The following describes the available advanced options

Survey Link Type
The Survey Link Type specifies anonymity and number of responses. For more information, refer to Using the Survey Mailer to Control Access to Your Survey. The available options are as follows:


Survey Link Type Description
Individual Link Sends a unique link to each member of the panel. This link type allows participants to complete the survey only once. Responses are not anonymous.
Multiple Completes Per Link Sends a unique link to each member of the panel. This link type allows the participant to complete the survey many times if he/she decides to. Responses are not anonymous.
Anonymous Link This link type gives the participant anonymity as well as multiple access opportunities to complete a survey.

Email Expires In
The Email Expires In option gives you the ability to select the number of days the emailed survey link will actively provide access to the survey. This is available only with the Individual Link option.

Target Response Set
The Target Response Set option gives you the ability to separate results from your survey so that you can compare results from the same survey over a period of time. For example, if you have a class take a course evaluation survey in the middle of the semester and at the end of the semester, the Target Response Set option will separate these two survey results so that you can later compare and contrast the data. This is available only with the Individual Link option.

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.