Workshop May 2024: LimeSurvey Web Surveys: Online

This workshop runs through setting up, conducting and exporting your data for a web based survey in the freely available Limesurvey web survey software system.

If you already have a draft questionnaire, you could use this workshop as an opportunity to have it programmed in the Limesurvey system.


This course is being held online via Zoom and run on Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC +10)

(Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane time)



Thursday, May 30, 2024
Early bird cutoff date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Course details:

Limesurvey is a powerful web based survey tool, used in many fields for conducting high quality web based surveys.

This workshop runs through setting up, conducting and exporting your data for a web based survey in the freely available Limesurvey web survey software system.


This course will be held online using Zoom over the following sessions:

Session 1: 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Session 2: 11.15 am to 12.45 pm

Session 3: 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Session 4: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm


The course will run on Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10).


Workshop - runs over 1 days

​Adam Zammit is the Director of Operations at ACSPRI.  Adam is the lead developer and maintainer of a suite of free / open source tools for survey research (queXML, queXF, queXS and queXC) and is a contributor to the LimeSurvey project. Adam also manages many survey projects, including web, telephone and paper based studies. Current projects include data collection for the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) – a national postal survey.

Course dates: Thursday 30 May 2024 - Thursday 30 May 2024
Course status: Course completed (no new applicants)
Week 1
About this course: 

This workshop will introduce the Limesurvey administrative interface, and dive straight in to setting up a questionnaire. We will cover the Expression Manager system of Limesurvey which allows for conditional logic along with text replacements and inline calculations. Once we have set up a working questionnaire, we will introduce methods for inviting and managing participants, including email invitations with unique tokens and open access surveys. You will learn how to manage and monitor an ongoing survey, and how to export your data for analysis to multiple statistical packages. Time permitting, we will cover exporting your questionnaire to a paper based scannable questionnaire.


If you already have a draft questionnaire, you could use this workshop as an opportunity to have it programmed in the Limesurvey system. If not, we will provide a demonstration questionnaire to work on during the workshop.


Included in the workshop will be one survey activation in ACSPRI's Limesurvey hosted system: CANVASS (Valued at $50 for full time students, or $100 for others)

Course syllabus: 
  1. Introduction to Limesurvey and CANVASS
  2. Setting up Limesurvey (including basic templating)
  3. Programming your questionnaire
  4. Conditional logic and text replacement using Expression Manager
  5. Inviting participants / Participant management
  6. Survey monitoring and reporting
  7. Data export
  8. Creating a paper based survey using Limesurvey (time permitting)


Course format: 

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. 

You will need a computer with an internet connection and a web browser.

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Q: Should I have a questionnaire prepared before attending this course?

A: This isn't necessary,  but the workshop would be a great opportunity to work on your your own draft questionnaire.

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Terms and Conditions: 

1. BOOKING - ACSPRI does not accept ‘expressions of interest’ for course places, i.e. all bookings, are considered firm, and a cancellation fee is charged if you cancel your booking after the early-bird date.


2. DISCOUNT RATE – The discounted rate for ACSPRI members is available to all staff and students of member organisations. To be eligible for this rate:

The course fee must be paid by either the member organisation or by you. Where fees are paid by a non-member organisation the non-member rate applies.
You must either have a valid email address issued by the member organisation; or you must hold, or have a right to hold, a current staff or student identity card from the member organisation.

In addition, to be eligible for a full time student discount the participant must:

Hold, or have a right to hold, a current student identity card from the member organisation;
Be enrolled as a full-time student;
Make payment in full with your application, arrange electronic funds transfer (EFT), or contact ACSPRI to advise credit card details for payment, by the early-bird closing date;
Provide ACSPRI with contact details of your supervisor, so we can request them to confirm your eligibility for the full time student rate.

The early bird rate applies to all bookings paid in full by the early bird close date, otherwise you will be charged at the standard rate.


3. REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS - Course fees are not refundable unless:

we cancel the course in which you have enrolled; or
you cancel your enrolment before the early-bird closing date.

A cancellation fee of $250 will be charged if you cancel within the period from the early-bird closing date of and one week prior to the commencement of the program. The full course fee will be charged if you cancel within 1 week of the beginning of your course.


4. PRE-REQUISITES - Course descriptions specify course pre-requisites. You must undertake to meet the pre-requisites of the course(s) in which you enrol. If in any doubt, you should contact ACSPRI prior to enrolling.


Delivery of this course is online - via Zoom.


Please ensure you have the following:

  • Reliable Internet connection with at least 5Gb per day of data available (i.e. a 5 day course will use about 25Gb of data just on the Zoom application)
  • A computer/laptop with the Zoom application installed (free)
  • A webcam (built in to most laptops)
  • A headset with a microphone (not required but ideal)
  • A second monitor/screen if possible


Please also check the course page for specific software requirements (if any).


Venue and Timetable: 

You will be attending from home, and each course may specify a slightly different timing schedule. Please expect around 4 "contact" hours per day, with the remainder of the usual working day for exercises, group work and self-directed activities.

All times specified are in Australian Eastern Time (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time)