Mobile data collection using ODK Excel and Kobo Toolbox

Mobile data collection using ODK Excel and Kobo Toolbox. From Zero to Hero in ODK and Kobo Toolbox for mobile data collection

What you’ll learn

  • Open and Setting up Kobo Toolbox Account
  • Create Mobile data collection Form using Kobo Toolbox
  • Using Mobile phone to collect data
  • Store collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats for analysis


  • Basic Excel knowledge and adroid phone

Mobile data collection Course Description

Mobile data collection is a method of compiling qualitative and quantitative information with the help of a mobile device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, etc.).

This approach has been proven to increase the speed and accuracy of data collection, service delivery effectiveness, and program staff performance. Features of mobile data collection, such as decision support, form logic, and checklists, improve the quality of the data collected, while also ensuring adherence to data collection and care protocols.

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

· Build complex forms with skip logic and validation using KoBoToolbox Form Builder or XLSForm (XLSForm is recommended for larger forms)

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· Collect data offline on a mobile device and send it to a cloud server

· Map data

· Visualize, manage and analyze data

· Store collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats for analysis

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

· Setup an account in KoBoToolbox

· Digitize any complex questionnaire to a digital form that can be used for data collection on mobile devices and on browsers

· Visualize, manage and analyze data in KoBoToolbox

· Map data in KoBoToolbox

· Collect data on mobile devices and browsers

· Extract data from KoBoToolbox for analysis

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Who this course is for:

  • Researchers, data analyst, programme team, monitoring and evaluation, Students and other individuals who want to collect data

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