KoboToolbox for beginners

Learn how to develop data collection forms that enable you to collect data using mobile devices online and offline

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About this course

More organizations than ever before are embracing the switch from data collection using paper forms to using mobile devices. This is so due to the benefits of mobile data collection that include better data quality, speed and convenience, as well as being low cost.

One of the best platforms for developing and deploying mobile data collection forms is Kobo Toolbox. The platform which includes a mobile app for data collection and web based tools for developing forms, aggregating data, managing data, and data visualizations, is by far the most feature rich and can be used throughout an organization’s data management cycle.

What you’ll learn

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

  • Develop a data collection form in Kobo Toolbox
  • Implement skip and validation logic
  • Deploy the form into mobile devices
  • Collect and upload data
  • View and download data
  • Visualize data using reports and maps

Course content

  1. How to complete this course
  2. Introduction
Getting started
  1. Getting started with KoboToolbox
Developing forms
  1. Creating a project
  2. Adding a question
  3. Implementing skip logic
  4. Implementing validation logic
Collecting data
  1. Deploying the form
  2. Configuration, data entry and uploading
Managing data
  1. Viewing and downloading data


Alexander Mtembenuzeni

Data Analyst, Instructor

Alexander has over 8 years experience training social impact organizations in data analytics. He also has consulted for small and big organizations alike – developing data collection tools, building M and E systems and analyzing data. He is a 4.5/5-rated instructor on Udemy.com where he has several courses with a combined over 6,000 students. He also loves blogging and creating tutorial videos for the Data for Development YouTube channel.

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Frequently asked questions 

Does this course offer a certificate?

Yes. You will automatically get a certificate of completion as soon as you complete the course and pass the graded quizzes and project

How long will it take for me to complete the course?

We recommend investing 2 hours of learning per day. With that time investment, you will finish the course including the hands-on practices in 7 days.

Which days and times does the course run?

This course is self paced. Once you enroll, you can go through the learning content at any time, and at your own pace!

Will my access to the course expire?

No. Once you enroll, you have lifetime access to the course material.

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