Online Course in Mobile Data Collection using KoBotoolbox

Dear All,

Tech For Development -T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Online Training Course in Mobile Based Data Collection Using Kobo Toolbox

Event Information

Course Name: Online Training Course In Mobile Based Data Collection Using Kobo Toolbox

Take this Course: See the Course

Course Fee: KES 40,000.00 OR USD 400.00

Online Registration: Register here

How to participate

Step I: Sign up here

Step II: See course details here

Step III: Make Payment (Paypal, Mpesa, EFT, Bank Transfer)

Step IV: We give you access

Step V: Take the course online from anywhere

Step VI: You are awarded a certificate


This is an online course that you can take at your own convenience. All learning will be via our user friendly e-learning portal. Learners will be required to register online to access and take this course. All learning will be web based thus learners should have a good internet connection, a pc or a smart mobile device.

Learning Methodology

This hands-on instructor led training course is delivered using a blended learning approach.

The course learning materials include:

  1. Web based tutorials and presentations
  2. Guided sessions of practical exercise
  3. Quizzes
  4. Remote support via forums, Skype, Email, Telephone, WhatsApp, Live chat

After completion of the course learners will be issued with a certificate of participation.

About the instructor

The course facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Who should take this course?

This is a hands-on course for anyone who wishes to learn how to setup a mobile based data collection system.

Prior knowledge or experience in software development or mobile data collection technologies is not a requirement.

What is KoBo Toolbox?

KoBoToolbox is a suite of free and open source tools for field data collection using mobile devices for use in challenging environments. Most of KoBoToolbox users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers working in developing countries.

In the past, data collection was performed using paper and pen, which made it prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allow users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection.

One of the commonly used tools is KoBoToolbox . KoBoToolbox has been used to observe elections, monitor rainforests, track outbreaks, conduct one-off surveys, rapid assessments, baseline studies, project mid-term evaluation, project end-term evaluation, market research, during and directly following disasters and in many other cases.

This course is a hands-on, step by step guide that will teach learners how to setup, administer and manage a mobile based data collection platform using KoBoToolbox.

What can you do with KoBoToolbox?

  1. Build complex forms with skip logic and validation using KoBoToolbox Form Builder or XLSForm (XLSForm is recommended for larger forms)
  2. Collect data offline on a mobile device and send it to a cloud server
  3. Map data
  4. Visualize, manage and analyze data
  5. Store collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats for analysis

Course Objectives

This online training course in Mobile Data Collection using KoBoToolbox will teach learners to:

  1. Build/design complex forms with skip logic and validation in KoBoToolbox Form Builder and in Microsoft Excel (XLSForms syntax)
  2. Easily share projects with colleagues
  3. Design, Import and export XLSForms
  4. Collect data online/offline on mobile devices or on any browser
  5. Create summary reports with graphs and tables
  6. Visualize collected data on a map
  7. Disaggregate data in reports and maps
  8. Export data
  9. Access collected data through an API

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Setup an account in KoBoToolbox
  2. Digitize any complex questionnaire to a digital form that can be used for data collection on mobile devices and on browsers
  3. Visualize, manage and analyze data in KoBoToolbox
  4. Map data in KoBoToolbox
  5. Collect data on mobile devices and browsers
  6. Extract data from KoBoToolbox for analysis

Course requirements

  1. Basic computing skills
  2. A mobile device running Android OS
  3. Knowledge in Microsoft Excel
  4. Access to the internet
  5. Proficiency in English

Course Outline

Module I

Introduction to mobile data collection

  • What is data collection?
  • What is mobile data collection?
  • Benefits of mobile data collection 4. What is KoBoToolbox?
  • Setting up an account in KoBoToolbox

Module II

Introduction to survey authoring in KoBoToolbox

  • Introduction to data types
  • Introduction to the KoBoToolbox Survey Form Builder
  • Basic survey authoring (text, number, select one, select many, decimal, date, date/time, note, photo, audio, video, acknowledge, required, hints, Geo data (point, appearance, line, area)

Module III

Advanced survey authoring

  • Grouping questions
  • Skip logic
  • Calculations
  • Constraints
  • Specify others
  • Other data types (Rating, question matrix, ranking, range, file)
  • Cascading select
  • Testing the form logic
  • Deploying forms for data collection

Module IV

Data Collection, management, analysis and mapping

  • Setting up a mobile device (Downloading KoBo Collect and device calibration)
  • Working with the data collection app
  • Uploading data to the server
  • Data management
  • Data analysis
  • Mapping
  • Extracting data in different formats

Module V

  • Additional course information
  • XLSForms syntax
  • Summary

How to participate

Step I: Sign up here

Step II: See course details here

Step III: Make Payment (Paypal, Mpesa, EFT, Bank Transfer)

Step IV: We give you access

Step V: Take the course online from anywhere

Step VI: You are awarded a certificate

Contact information

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +254 706909947

Kind regards.

Shalom Njogu,
Customer Relationship Officer,
Tech For Development
Innovation for impact