URL Suffix Guide
What is a URL Suffix Account?
A URL Suffix account is a special account type that allows you to create surveys with unique addresses for each respondent without knowing who or how many there are.
How do I get one?
A URL Suffix account is only given to you under a special condition. Consultation with the Survey-DEC is the only way to get this type of account.
How would I use a URL Suffix Account?
- When your account is created the Survey-DEC will ask you to specify a *URL Suffix:
- A *URL Suffix is a special question that you attach to the end of your surveys.
- Examples: "StudentNumber=", or "QUTID="
- Your URL Suffix will attach itself to the end of ALL surveys that you make with this account:
- Your survey's special web address can be found on your "Launch" page.
- Example: "http://survey.qut.edu.au/survey/123456/1aef/?Pwd2=b123StudentNumber=".
- Your survey web address is incomplete and inaccessible in this state.
- A URL Suffix survey can only be accessed by completing the survey's link:
- Example "http://survey.qut.edu.au/survey/123456/1aef/?Pwd2=b123StudentNumber=n2345678".
- Respondents can complete this link by entering the details asked in the URL Suffix.
- You can also complete this link before manually sending complete addresses to specific respondents.
When would this type of account come in handy?
- In situations where you need to identify respondents without asking for personal details.
- For long surveys that require multiple sessions to complete and no set email list to send to.
- In situations where you need to create unique addresses with custom values to identify people.