With PlaytestCloud's survey tools, you can create powerful surveys for every playtest, but using your Qualtrics and other survey tools together with playtests and surveys run on PlaytestCloud is possible as well. 

Using your own Qualtrics is available on special request and subject to a set-up fee.

Read on for the specific integration steps for using a Qualtrics survey on PlaytestCloud. Before proceeding we suggest that you read our short overview of all available survey integrations.

Qualtrics Integration Guide

Integrating your Qualtrics survey with PlaytestCloud is possible using Varibables to store the demographics data that we pass, and Customize the End Of your Survey to automatically redirect players back to PlaytestCloud upon completion of your survey.

Step 1: Store Demographics Information

Create variables from the Tool section of your survey to store data such as age, gender, and nationality of the player. See our general survey integration article for a list of all demographics information that we make available to your survey.

For example, to store the age, gender and first name of the players alongside their responses, create Manual Variables for the following fields:

  • age
  • gender
  • first_name

How to create variables on Qualtrics:

1. In your survey click on survey flow on the top bar then add a new element here.

2. Next, click on embedded data.

3. After that input your first VAR ID (participation_id) and press enter

4. Lastly, enter the rest of the VAR IDs for tracking (participation_info & bucket_id) then press enter once more.

Step 2: Create variable for participation_info and participation_id (required)

For PlaytestCloud to know which of our players have already completed your survey, we use a variable called participation_info. To group and filter the survey results according to the target audiences you've selected during your order, the variable participation_id is used. 

** Do this: Use the Create Variable page from the Tool section of your survey to add the variables participation_info and participation_id. **

Step 3: Redirect Players to PlaytestCloud (required)

Upon finishing your survey, players need to be redirected back to PlaytestCloud so that we can track their progress.

In Qualtrics, this is done by Customizing your End Of Survey

  1. Click Customize on your End of Survey element
  2. Click the Override Survey Options checkbox
  3. Click Redirect to a URL
  4. Paste this URL: https://www.playtestcloud.com/process_steps/external_survey_complete?participation_info=${e://Field/participation_info}

Once you have finished building your survey, you can preview it to ensure that everything is working the way you want by clicking Preview Survey in the top-right of the Survey tab.

And that's it! Contact our project management team to set up your playtest, and you'll soon be collecting responses to your survey from our players.

Questions?

We can help! Send us a message and we'll help get your Qualtrics survey connected with PlaytestCloud.

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