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Mobile Data Collection & Monitoring using KOBO ToolBox / ONA Online

Mobile Data Collection & Monitoring using KOBO ToolBox / ONA Online

Venue: Online Registration Deadline: November 29, 2023 Training Date: December 4 to 14, 2023

What this course is about:

Kobo Toolbox 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 Kobo Toolbox

What you will learn

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

  • Create survey forms using Build or XLS Forms
  • Set up Form Builder, Kobo Collect and Kobo Toolbox
  • Upload forms to Kobo Toolbox 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 Kobo Toolbox server
  • Analyze and manage collected data

Course Outline

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

Introduction to Kobo Toolbox

  • Components of Kobo Toolbox
  • Kobo Form builder
  • Kobo Collect
  • Kobo Toolbox server

Setting up Kobo Collect

  • Kobo Collect Installation from google play
  • Manual installation of Kobo Collect
  • Kobo Collect Menus, Settings and Security
  • Best practices for Kobo Collect

Kobo Toolbox Server

  • Configuring Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Setting up local server
  • Uploading the form to Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Managing forms in Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Working with submitted data in Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Administering Kobo Toolbox Server

Designing and Creating forms using Form builder

  • Designing forms online using Form builder
  • Uploading forms to Kobo Toolbox Server
  • Form properties

Designing and Creating form using XLS form

  • Introduction to XLS Form
  • Components of XLS Form
  • Question types
  • Form Logic, styling, language
  • Form operators and functions
  • Constraints & Skips
  • Form validation
  • Uploading form to Kobo Toolbox Server

Using Kobo Collect for field data collection

  • Filling forms in Kobo Collect
  • Managing forms in Kobo Collect
  • Collecting different types of data
  • Advanced use and best practices
  • Submitting data to Kobo Toolbox Server

Data Management

  • Exporting data from Kobo Toolbox Server as CSV
  • Downloading data in different formats
  • Formatting data for further analysis using statistical applications
  • Outputting data through Google spreadsheet

Visualizing Geographic Data

  • Exporting GPS Coordinates to Google maps
  • Exporting GPS data for Mapping/Visualizing
  • Visualizing GIS data using QGIS

Targeted audience

  • Humanitarian professionals including managers, supervisors/officers

Medium of Instruction:


Duration & Venue:       

December 4 to 14, 2023

Online / Virtual

Registration Deadline:   

November 29, 2023

Training Fee

  • Globally                                                              $49

Early Bird Discount:  

10 % discount will be offered if registered before November 25, 2023.

Residential Package: 

Residential Package is available at the venue hotel on payment of required charges.

Discount Policy: Group Discount (from same organisation):

On every three paid nominations from same organisation, one person (i.e fourth one) will be free of charge.

In-House Training:

CRSM also offers this training for your organisation as an in-house event. This will be cost effective and customised for your organisation’s specific needs.

To discuss this, please contact CRSM representative at +92 321 55 65 072 or +92 316 58 87 783 or mail to

For Further Information, Please Contact:


Tel: +92 321 55 65 072 or +92 316 58 87 783


  • In-Person


  • Training/Workshop


  • Project Manager

Course language

  • English
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