Surveys are a great tool that I don’t use nearly enough. They are difficult to write, to distribute, to collect and analyze. A couple of times I’ve used free online survey tools such as Zoomerang or SurveyMonkey. So I was thrilled to see that ACS at SFU has created one for the SFU community. I can make it password protected, and choose from different categories of users, allow only those from chosen maillists or input individual WebCT ids.
I don’t know how widely used it is, however. Anyone that I’ve told has been surprised. Makes me wonder how much time we collectively spend creating complicated answers to work related questions.