OIE-Sponsored Technology

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports faculty and staff with technologies to collect, analyze, and use data to inform decision-making and track progress toward goal attainment.


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Lightcast (formerly Emsi) is an essential tool that brings together statistics and trends, demographics, and higher education data to provide integral labor market information to Commonwealth University and other PASSHE schools. Key CU offices and personnel were granted access to Lightcast to conduct analyses for new program proposals, annual reports, 5-year program reviews, and accreditation reports. Please contact our department for more information on Lightcast.



Nuventive Solutions Premier (formerly TracDat or Nuventive Improve) is the newest platform available for academic programs and administrative/student support units to use as a repository for program/unit assessment plans and results, student learning outcomes assessment data, annual reports, and documentation related to 5-year program reviews and accreditations. Additionally, reports can be generated which may be useful for program and unit assessments. Nuventive Solutions Premier is a highly versatile tool which can be customized to meet your needs. Please contact OIE for more information on Nuventive Solutions Premier.  CU faculty and staff can log in by clicking on the linked text and using SSO.  Additional materials will be added to this web page and trainings held to assist navigation of the new platform.

User Guide

1-16-24 Admin Unit Workshop Recording

 

Nuventive Improve

Nuventive Improve (formerly TracDat) was used by the legacy campuses and CU until fall 2023, at which time CU transitioned to the Nuventive Solutions Premier cloud-based platform to obtain product support and enhanced reporting and data visualization capabilities.  All CU information housed in Nuventive Improve was transitioned in Fall 2023 and is accessible in the new platform.  The following is a repository of training materials, which will be kept until all materials are developed and available for academic program and administrative unit reporting.

Archives

Nuventive Improve tutorials that introduce the software and supplement OIE-led trainings are available for viewing. If you are unfamiliar with Nuventive Improve, please view in order.

Planning and Assessment via Nuventive Improve Training Session


Qualtrics is a powerful and versatile survey platform which is available to the University community. Qualtrics can be used for collecting and analyzing data for research projects, assessment and planning purposes, or for general feedback. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the administration of Qualtrics. Please contact our department for information on Qualtrics or to obtain your login credentials.

Bloomsburg Qualtrics PlatformLock Haven Qualtrics Platform

Getting Started with Qualtrics

You can create a Qualtrics account through the BL Qualtrics homepage or the LH Qualtrics homepage: • Click Don't have an account. • Enter your bloomu email address or your LH email address respectively • You do not need an access code. • Click Sign me up.

Getting Started

Before disseminating any survey, consult with the IRB for possible needed approval.

Basic Overview

Navigation

Use the left-side navigation pane to explore different topics.

How To:

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SURVEY DESIGN

Basic Survey Overview

 

Adding & Styling Survey Questions

 

Controlling Questions & Answer Choices

 

Question Behavior & Display Logic

 

Question Block Options

 

Survey Flow

 

Survey Tools

 

Recoding Values

 

Capturing Embedded Data

 

SURVEY COLLABORATION

Sharing Survey Project

 

SURVEY DISTRIBUTION

Email Distribution Overview

 

Creating & Importing Contact Lists

 

Composing the Email Survey Invitation

 

Sending Reminder Emails to Non-respondents

 

Anonymous Distributions

 

DATA ANALYSIS

Exporting Response Data

 

Data & Analysis Tab

 

Recorded Responses

 

REPORTS

Results vs Reports

 

Results Page

 

Advanced Reports

 

Sharing Reports

 

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