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Training on Mobile Data Collection using KoBoToolBox

By: Devimpact Institute


21 - 25 Oct, 2019  5 days

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USD 950

Venue: Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Lagos State, Nigeria 04 - 08 Nov, 2019 USD950

Kobo Toolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. The software is free and open source. It allows data collection using Android enabled mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will equip the participants with skills to develop, implement and manage mobile data collection platform using Kobo Toolbox

Target Participants

This course is targeted at researchers, project staff, managers, development practitioners who are involved in field data collection

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Create survey forms using Build or XLSForms
  • Set up Form Builder, Kobo Collect and Kobo Toolbox
  • Upload forms to Kobo Toolbox server
  • Load forms into Kobo Collect on an Android device
  • Use Kobo Collect to fill out forms with field participants
  • Upload survey data from Kobo Collect to Kobo Toolbox server
  • Analyse and manage collected data

Course Outline

Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

  • Introduction to mobile data collection
  • Common mobile based data collection platforms
  • Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination
  • Understanding question types forming a questionnaire

Introduction to Kobo Toolbox

  • Components of Kobo Toolbox
  • Kobo Form builder
  • Kobo Collect
  • Kobo Toolbox server

Setting up Kobo Collect

  • Kobo Collect Installation from google play
  • Manual installation of Kobo Collect
  • Kobo Collect Menus, Settings and Security
  • Best practices for Kobo Collect

Kobo Toolbox Server

  • Configuring Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Setting up local server
  • Uploading the form to Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Managing forms in Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Working with submitted data in Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Administering Kobo Toolbox Server

Designing and Creating forms using Form builder

  • Designing forms online using Form builder
  • Uploading forms to Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Form properties

Designing and Creating form using XLS form

  • Introduction to XLSForm
  • Components of XLSForm
  • Question types
  • Form Logic, styling, language
  • Form operators and functions
  • Constraints and Skips
  • Form validation

Uploading form to Kobo Toolbox Server

Using Kobo Collect for field data collection

  • Filling forms in Kobo Collect
  • Managing forms in Kobo Collect
  • Collecting different types of data
  • Advanced use and best practices
  • Submitting data to Kobo Toolbox Server

Data Management

  • Exporting data from Kobo Toolbox Server as CSV
  • Downloading data in different formats
  • Formatting data for further analysis using statistical applications
  • Outputting data through Google spreadsheet

Visualizing Geographic Data

  • Exporting GPS Coordinates to Google maps
  • Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing
  • Visualizing GIS data using QGIS
Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Oct 21 - 25 Oct, 2019
Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, Lagos State, Nigeria 04 - 08 Nov, 2019

Registration: 08:00:am - 11:55:am

Class Session: 08:00:am - 04:30:am

USD 950.00
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Devimpact Institute +254714349537

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