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Ohio University User Testing Panels

Ohio University is seeking participation from all kinds of Bobcats for paid opportunities to provide feedback on OHIO websites and communications. We are looking for numerous and diverse voices to help us make our materials more inclusive, functional, and relevant to the Ohio University community. This is a chance for anyone at OHIO to share opinions on the websites and communications we interact with daily, and see improvements implemented based on your feedback. No web expertise is needed.

How It Works 

  1. Sign up for one or more of our panels and answer some questions about yourself to complete your attribute profile
  2. Receive email notifications when tests are available
  3. Participate in any tests you qualify for 
  4. Get paid $10 per test taken successfully, through PayPal

What To Expect 

  • Feedback opportunities for real Ohio University websites, designs, emails, etc.
  • "Tests" that rate the quality of the website or marketing piece, rather than your abilities as a user
  • Relatively short and easy tasks to complete
  • Time commitments of 10-20 minutes per test 
  • A platform that will record your voice and screen while you perform actions and answer questions
  • New testing opportunities every few weeks 

How to Sign up 

To get started, choose a panel below based on your affiliation to Ohio University. You will provide an email address to create an account. 

If you are a Bobcat in multiple ways, and belong to multiple groups, you can sign up for multiple panels. Panelists will need to complete an attribute profile for each separate panel joined.

Student Panel 

Currently enrolled students in any program, at any level, and on any OHIO campus or online

Join Student Panel 

Parent Panel 

Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students at Ohio University

Join Parent Panel 

Alumni Panel

Forever Bobcats who have earned any degree or certificate from Ohio University

Join alumni Panel 

Employee Panel

Professional faculty and staff employed in all areas and positions at the University

Join employee Panel 


For technical help signing up for panels, see the User Testing My Panel Participant Guide

If you have questions, please contact Kailee Slusser at slusser@ohio.edu