Training on Mobile Data Collection using KoBoToolBox

Training on Mobile Data Collection using KoBoToolBox

About the Course

KoBoToolbox 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 on mobile data collection using KoBoToolBox will equip the participants with skills to develop, implement and manage mobile data collection platforms using KoboToolbox.

Target Participants

Training on Mobile Data Collection using KoBoToolBox course is targeted at researchers, project staff, managers, and development practitioners who are involved in field data collection.

Course Duration

Online     7 Days

Classroom-based     5 Days

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 KoboToolbox
  • Upload forms to KoboToolbox 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 KoboToolbox server
  • Analyze and manage collected data

Course Outline

Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

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

Introduction to KoboToolbox

  • Components of KoboToolbox
  • Kobo Form builder
  • KoboCollect
  • KoboToolbox server

Setting up KoBoCollect

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

KoboToolBox Server

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

Designing and Creating forms using Formbuilder

  • Designing forms online using Formbuilder
  • Uploading forms to KoboToolBox  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 & Skips
  • Form validation
  • Uploading form to KoboToolBox  Server

Using KoboCollect for field data collection

  • Filling forms in KoBoCollect
  • Managing forms in KoBoCollect
  • Collecting different types of data
  • Advanced use and best practices
  • Submitting data to KoboToolBox  Server

Data Management

  • Exporting data from KoboToolBox  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

Training Approach

Our training on mobile data Collection using KoBoToolBox course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals using KoBoToolBox. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this training on mobile data collection using KoBoToolBox , participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course 

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide training needs. A training needs assessment will be done on the training participants to collect data on the existing skills, knowledge gaps, training expectations and tailor-made needs.

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