Mobile Data Collection and Management using KoBoToolBox Course
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Mobile Data Collection and Management using KoBoToolBox Course

5 Days Online - Virtual Training

# Start Date End Date Duration Location Registration
17 12/12/2022 16/12/2022 5 Days Live Online Training
18 16/01/2023 20/01/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
19 13/02/2023 17/02/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
20 13/03/2023 17/03/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
21 10/04/2023 14/04/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
22 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
23 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 5 Days Live Online Training


KoBoToolbox is a free and open source software that is suitable for field data collection in challenging environments. 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 KoboToolbox


Who Should Attend?

Targeted to researchers, project staff, managers, development practitioners who are involved in field data collection


No of Days

5 days 


Course Objectives

·         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

·         Analyse and manage collected data 


Course Content

Section 1: 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


Section 2: Introduction to KoboToolbox

·         Components of KoboToolbox

·         KoboToolBox Form builder

·         KoboCollect

·         KoboToolbox server


Section 3: Configuration of KoboToolBox Server and KoBoCollect

·         KoBoCollect Installation from google play

·         Manual installation of KoBoCollect

·         KoBoCollect Menus, Settings and Security

·         Best practices for KoBoCollect

·         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


Section 4: Creating and Designing forms using Formbuilder

·         Designing forms online using Formbuilder

·         Uploading forms to KoboToolBox Server

·         Form properties


Section 5: Creating and Designing XLSform

·         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


Section 6: Field data collection using KoboCollect

·         Filling forms in KoBoCollect

·         Managing forms in KoBoCollect

·         Collecting different types of data

·         Advanced use and best practices

·         Submitting data to KoboToolBox Server


Section 7: 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 


Section 8: Data Visualization in GIS

·         Exporting GPS Coordinates to Google maps 

·         Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing

·         Visualizing GIS data using QGIS


General Notes


·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031



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