Course fee: KSH 80,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 17/01/2022 End Date: 21/01/2022 Registration closed, view 2022 course calender



KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. The software is free and open source. 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


5 days 


This course is targeted at researchers, project staff, managers, development practitioners who are involved in field data collection


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

v Create survey forms using Build or XLSForms

v Set up Form Builder, Kobo Collect and KoboToolbox

v Upload forms to KoboToolbox server

v Load forms into Kobo Collect on an Android device

v Use Kobo Collect to fill out forms with field participants

v Upload survey data from Kobo Collect to KoboToolbox server

v Analyze and manage collected data 


Introduction to Mobile Data Collection

v  Introduction to mobile sdata collection

v Common mobile based data collection platforms

v Data aggregation, storage, and dissemination

v Understanding question types forming a questionnaire

Introduction to KoboToolbox

v Components of KoboToolbox

v Kobo Form builder

v KoboCollect

v KoboToolbox server

Setting up KoBoCollect

v KoBoCollect Installation from google play

v Manual installation of KoBoCollect

v KoBoCollect Menus, Settings and Security

v Best practices for KoBoCollect

KoboToolBox Server

v Configuring KoboToolBox  Server

v Setting up local server

v Uploading the form to KoboToolBox  Server

v Managing forms in KoboToolBox  Server

v Working with submitted data in KoboToolBox  Server

v Administering KoboToolBox  Server

 Designing and Creating forms using Formbuilder

v Designing forms online using Formbuilder

v Uploading forms to KoboToolBox  Server

v Form properties

 Designing and Creating form using XLS form

v Introduction to XLSForm

v Components of XLSForm

v Question types

v Form Logic, styling, language

v Form operators and functions

v Constraints & Skips

v Form validation

v Uploading form to KoboToolBox  Server

Using KoboCollect for field data collection

v Filling forms in KoBoCollect

v Managing forms in KoBoCollect

v Collecting different types of data

v Advanced use and best practices

v Submitting data to KoboToolBox  Server

Data Management

v Exporting data from KoboToolBox  Server as CSV

v Downloading data in different formats

v Formatting data for further analysis using statistical applications

v Outputting data through Google spreadsheet 

Visualizing Geographic Data

v Exporting GPS Coordinates to Google maps 

v Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing

v Visualizing GIS data using QGIS


This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v For further inquiries, please contact us on

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