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Develop Mobile Data Collection Solutions using Kobo Toolbox

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

Introduction to this course

Data collection has always been an integral part of development work. In the past, this task was performed with 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 allows 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. If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage and analyze project data using mobile devices, this training course is for you.

What you’ll learn

  • KoBoCollect installation and configuration.
  • Downloading forms into the mobile devices – Android Application
  • How to create mobile data collection projects in Kobo Toolbox
  • How to add different types of questions including rosters
  • Implementing skip logic to control the flow of question items
  • Implementing validation logic to limit what can accepted as valid responses
  • Deploying your mobile data collection project on mobile devices, data collection and aggregation
  • Accessing and managing the data you have collected


  • Basic knowledge of survey questionnaire formulation.


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.

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

Who this course is for:

  • Researchers looking for data collection solutions using smart phones

To sign up for this course send us an email: info@opencastlabs.co.ke

Course Cost: $100

Duration: 6 Hours

Delivery: Live Online