Other Options

If Tribe Responses or any of our other supported solutions and services do not match your needs, there are other survey design tools you  may want to consider to collect information.  Below you will find a brief description to some alternative tools and their main features.

For more information and to discuss your survey needs please contact Gene Roche at 221-1879 or [[earoch]]

Survey Monkey

Survey Monkey is an online survey tool where users create accounts, design surveys, distribute them to an audience, and collect and analyze the responses. All surveys and data are hosted on SurveyMonkey’s site and servers. They provide a number of tools to help design the questions and step-by-step guidance to set up the survey. Its primary strength is its intuitive web interface, which makes it easy for even non-technical folks to create surveys and export collected data.


  • Offers both a free version and a professional version for only $19.95 a month.
  • Allows you to create unlimited number of surveys.
  • Allows up to 10 questions per survey.
  • Choose from 15 available question types.
  • 100 responses per survey. 
  • No software to install.
  • Select from many different types of questions (multiple choice, rating scales, drop-down menus and more…)
  • Create your survey in any language, even multi-byte languages such as Chinese and Arabic.
  • Minimize “ordering bias” by randomizing the choices in your questions.
  • Collect responses by sending out a link to your survey via email, or posting the link on your website. Respondents simply click the link to go directly to your survey.
  • View your results as soon as they are collected. Watch live graphs and charts, and apply filters to your results.

Surveys don’t expire if you choose to never upgrade.   

Google Docs

Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. There’s no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer. To collect data you can create forms in a Google Docs spreadsheet and send it out to anyone with an email address. They won’t need to sign in, and they can respond directly from the email message or from an automatically generated web page. Responses are automatically added to your spreadsheet.


  • Free.
  • Upload from and save to your desktop.
  • Edit anytime, from anywhere.
  • Pick who can access your documents.
  • Share changes in real time.
  • Files are stored securely online.
  • Send the form or survey to anyone you want; it is not necessary for the respondents to have a Google account.
  • Invitees can respond to the survey by clicking on a link in the email and responding online. 
  • Responses end up on the designer’s Google spreadsheet.

Blackboard includes a survey tool that provides a “wizard” type interface to guide instructors step-by-step through the process of creating a survey in Blackboard. This tool offers an easy way for instructors to get feedback from students. Surveys are essentially ungraded anonymous tests in Blackboard.

  • Survey responses are anonymous. (No students’ names will be associated with responses.)
  • Questions on surveys cannot be assigned points.
  • Surveys cannot be graded.
  • Question types for surveys are similar to the ones that you use for graded assessments: Multiple Choice, True/False, Multiple Answer, Ordering, Matching, Fill in the Blank and Essay.
  • Responses are organized for you and provides the summary “Assessment Statistics.”
  • A survey results through the Grade Center.