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IUP provides an optical-scanning survey service for anyone with a valid computing account.  This service can be used when an online survey using Qualtrics is not practical.

For information on Qualtrics, visit the Applied Research Lab site.

The survey service utilizes the general purpose answer sheet (GPAS) and the survey request form. GPAS forms are available from Central Stores. Department secretaries can order these items by entering a reservation into SAP using the following material numbers:

  • General Purpose Answer Sheet - 14464

To submit a survey for processing, print and complete the Survey Request Form. Include the completed form and the General Purpose Answer Sheets in an envelope and bring it to the IT Support Center.

Survey output will be saved to your Surveys folder on dispatch.iup.edu. A separate folder is created for each survey, using the processing date and time to create a unique folder name (for example - 2013-04-05-095059). You will have read access to your Surveys folder and the subfolders contained in it.

Survey results will be purged after 28 days. If you need to save the data beyond 28 days, please see Backing Up Survey Results.

When your survey has been processed, you will receive an e-mail notification which includes a link to access the subfolder containing the reports (PDF files) and the results file (an Excel spreadsheet). You can click on the link to access the contents of the folder. If you are off campus, you must connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) before you can access the files. This message will also include information about mapping a drive to access the folder.

If you are not connected to the VPN from off campus and you try to access the files, you will receive this error:

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

If you are connected to the VPN from off campus and you try to access the files, you will be prompted for username and password. Enter your username in this format: IUPMSD\username — substituting your username. For the password, enter your network password.

You can also access this folder by mapping a drive, replacing your username for USERNAME.

  • PC Users: \\dispatch.iup.edu\dispatch$\USERNAME
  • Mac Users: smb://dispatch.iup.edu/dispatch$/USERNAME

See How to Map the Standard IUP Network Drives for information on mapping drives. If you are not on campus, you will need to make a connection to the virtual private network (VPN) before you can access the files. See Virtual Private Network (VPN) for information on connecting to the VPN.

Last modified on 4/8/2013 2:28:10 PM
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