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How do I create a survey or polling questionnaire?

There are a variety of tools for creating surveys, questionnaires and polls. Polling technology tools are widely used in research and teaching.

Dartmouth College has a license for the Qualtrics Survey tool. This is a powerful survey and polling tool with many options for poll development and analysis. You can use your Dartmouth NetID and password to access the tool. See the link Qualtrics at Dartmouth for more information

Polleverywhere is online survey tool that allows for live audience polling and participation. Polleverywhere has a free basic version. Polleverywhere website link

Google Slides has a Question and Answer feature Google Slides Question and Answer help document link

Sli Do is a polling tool for live Q&A, polling and presentation sharing. Sli Do has a free basic version. Sli do website link

Instructional Design at Dartmouth promotes active engagement in learning at Dartmouth and can assist with polling tools for course assessment.

Please contact Research Computing for more information.

Other tools include:
Mentimeter website link
Tophat website link
Socrative website link

Accessing your Research MySQL Database

Research ITC can provision MySQL relational databases for research purposes. You may request one and more in formation via e-mail: research.computing@dartmouth.edu

In order to access the database, you need to have your credentials at hand.

Web Interface

In order to make navigating and administering your database more friendly, we provide you with a web-based interface (phpMyAdmin, on PMA). You may connect to it by following these steps:

  1. navigate to https://dartgo.org/pma
  2. sign in through WebSSO using your NetID and associated password
  3. the “Welcome to phpMyAdmin” login page will require your personalized credentials (Username and password)
    • Username: as per personalized e-mail
    • Password: as per personalized e-mail
  4. press “Go”

Only you and your authorized users will see the content and be able to modify your database(s).

Please see phpMyAdmin tutorials to get started

Terminal/SSH Access

You must have a Research ITC account (i.e. DartFS account), with “Andes/Polaris login” privileges activate. You may request it on our account page.

  1. SSH into yourNetID@andes.dartmouth.edu from a Terminal/MobaXterm application window using your NetID/password
  2. Connect to MySQL on Andes:
    • mysql -u username -p

where the username is the one provided to you in a personalized e-mail. The “-p” flag will require you provide the password after hitting “return”.

To get started in the terminal, please see the MySQL Basic Tutorial (skip the install section)

Programmatic Access

Most modern programming languages offer libraries that allow access to MySQL databases. Please note that we highly recommend requesting a limited user account for programmatic access, as most languages will show the username and password in clear within the scriptsPlease contact us if you have any further questions about this matter: research.computing@dartmouth.edu

  • Server: andes.dartmouth.edu
  • Port: 3306
  • Username/password: as per personalized e-mail

Tutorials:

  • Python
  • R
  • and many more languages…
How can Research Computing help me?

Research Computing provides training, programmers, consultants, software, HPC systems and data storage for the Dartmouth community.

For a more complete list of our services see:

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How do I create a survey or polling questionnaire?

There are a variety of tools for creating surveys, questionnaires and polls. Polling technology tools are widely used in research and teaching.

Dartmouth College has a license for the Qualtrics Survey tool. This is a powerful survey and polling tool with many options for poll development and analysis. You can use your Dartmouth NetID and password to access the tool. See the link Qualtrics at Dartmouth for more information

Polleverywhere is online survey tool that allows for live audience polling and participation. Polleverywhere has a free basic version. Polleverywhere website link

Google Slides has a Question and Answer feature Google Slides Question and Answer help document link

Sli Do is a polling tool for live Q&A, polling and presentation sharing. Sli Do has a free basic version. Sli do website link

Instructional Design at Dartmouth promotes active engagement in learning at Dartmouth and can assist with polling tools for course assessment.

Please contact Research Computing for more information.

Other tools include:
Mentimeter website link
Tophat website link
Socrative website link

How do I acknowledge the support of Research Computing in a publication?

Discovery and Andes/Polaris users:

  • “The computations in this work were performed on the Discovery cluster and HPC environments supported by the Research Computing group, IT&C at Dartmouth College.”

Consulting/programming services users:

  • “The computations in this work were performed with the supported of the Research Computing group, IT&C at Dartmouth College.”