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.


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.

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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.

PAR – Nuventive User Guide (for Academic Programs)
        PAR workshop recordings can be found on the Program Assessment Web Page or on Brightspace
Administrative Units - Nuventive User Guide
        4-30-24 Admin Unit Workshop Recording
        4-30-24 Admin Unit Slide Deck
        Student Success Plan Report Template (this example template describes how you can print 
        your unit's report in Nuventive and use it to organize your results/action plans as a help tool
        before entering data into Nuventive)
        1-16-24 Admin Unit Workshop Recording
        1-16-24 Admin Unit Slide Deck
Administrative Educational and Student Support Assessment Rubric

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 PlatformMansfield Qualtrics Platform

Getting Started with Qualtrics

You can create a Qualtrics account through the BL,LH, or MA Qualtrics homepage: • Click Don't have an account. • Enter your BL, LH, or MA 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


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

How To:



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



Sharing Survey Project



Email Distribution Overview


Creating & Importing Contact Lists


Composing the Email Survey Invitation


Sending Reminder Emails to Non-respondents


Anonymous Distributions



Exporting Response Data


Data & Analysis Tab


Recorded Responses



Results vs Reports


Results Page


Advanced Reports


Sharing Reports


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