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Data: Management, Systems and Display


excel logoExcel offers an Analysis ToolPak add-in. Although Excel offers basic functions for statisitcal analysis, you can find more advanced options in the Analysis ToolPak. 

Microsoft offers an extensive overview of how to load the ToolPak and how to use each of its functions. 

Google Sheets Add-Ins

google sheets logoIf you are looking for a free solution to analyzing your data, you can use some of the Google Spreadsheets Add-ons. If you do not already have your data in an Excel sheet, you should transfer it into one and then upload it to your google drive as a Google Spreadsheet. A huge advantage to Google Sheets is that you can share or protect your data as necessary. The Google drive will store your data in the cloud so you can access it anywhere. 


XLMiner Analysis ToolPak

XLMiner allows you to perform the statistical analysis on data sets that you can perform in Excel.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows you to create reports, and run reports. It also can interface with your calendar to schedule reports. Google analytics also can help with data visualization and creating dashboards. 



Qualtrics is a rather versatile data management software that interfaces with university-wide big data as well as individual assignment or course level data. It interfaces with Canvas, Microsoft Office and email. Qualtrics also can convert your data in to a wide range of visuals. Although Qualtrics is best known for its survey features, it supports quizzing, polling and research data collection. 

Contact your department if you are interested in obtaining a Qualtrics license. 


tk 20Tk20 helps to streamline data collection, analytics and reporting on a university and classroom level. Tk20 focuses primarily on reporting and analyzing data from your LMS (learning management system .... think Blackboard or Canvas). This software can help you track student learning and course evaluations. 

If you are interested in learning more about Tk20 please contact Tim Johnson.

E*Value Healthcare Education Solutions

e-valueWeb and PDA-based, E*Value™ provides information related to student and course evaluations, electronic portfolios, procedure tracking, scheduling, curriculum mapping, outcomes management and performance reporting.  Used by SOMA and the Audiology program.

TyphonGroup PAST™

Physician Assistant Student Tracking System – system being used by the PA Program