Tech Tips

​This long-running eAIR feature is a resource for simplifying and streamlining IR activities. Often supported by step-by-step instructions, each tip provides solutions to common software or data issues of interest to IR and assessment professionals. All submissions are peer reviewed by volunteers before being published in eAIR. To submit a Tech Tip or suggest a topic for consideration, please contact eAIR​

April 2018

Kai Chang, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Bastyr University, shared this Tech Tip on automating surveys with Python, Qualtrics API, and Windows Task Scheduler.

Past Tech Tips

Using the LOOKUP COLUMN Function

Using the Criteria Field in Microsoft Access

Using LAG in SPSS

Creating a Gauge Chart in Excel

Using Dashboards in Excel

Merging Multiple Reviewer feedback into one Document

Using Excel Text Formulas

Windows Command Prompt

Using the Status Bar in Excel

Creating an Excel Menu Worksheet

Filling in Blank Spaces in Data

Creating a Percent Change Field

Excel Indexing and Spinner Controls

Easy Excel Data Entry Form

Excel's SUMPRODUCT Function

Introduction to Google Script

Qualtrics Drill Down.

Using REXCEL to Reshape or Aggregate Data

Using Macros in Microsoft Word to Export Codes and Notes

Lookup in Excel Using Multiple Criteria

Excel Combining Rows Wizard

Essential Excel Shortcuts

Creating a Thermometer Chart in Excel

Tiger Line Shapefiles

Using the FRED Excel Add-In

Using Reference Management Software

Installing and Using RExcel

Using Excel SUBTOTAL Functions

Domain Functions in Microsoft Access

Mapping Admission Data with Google Maps Engine

Merging Two Worksheets with AbleBits Excel Add-In

Using the VLOOKUP Function in Microsoft Excel

Publishing MS Excel 2010 Dashboard Online Using SkyDrive


Excel Text to Columns Feature

Adding Custom Page Numbering to a PDF

Using the Camera Function in Excel.

Data Validation in Excel

Setting up a Simple Interactive Dashboard Using Excel 2010 “Slicers.”

AGGREGATE Function in Excel 2010