ODK,KoboToolbox,XLSForm & Digital Surveys A-Z Masterclass



What you’ll learn

  • Authoring XLSForms and transform them to ODK tools

  • ODK Aggregate Servers (Hosting applications built with ODK Technology), for example KoboToolbox , SurveyCTO etc

  • ODK Client Applications (Web and Android applications)

  • ODK Widgets (Text, Number, Date and much more)

  • Defining behavior of ODK applications, determining where Skip Logic can happen

  • Building tools geared at reducing enumerator fatigue

  • Includes practical lessons and resources for practising

  • Quizes and Reminders geared at ensuring students master the topics discussed


  • Basic worksheet software skills on Excel or similar (LibreOffice, WPS Offfice etc)

By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

•Creating survey forms using XLSForm.

•Implementing skip logic to determine the way questions flow within a digital survey.

•Validation logic for example how to ensure only certain data is allowed on some widgets.

•Upload forms to ODK Aggregate servers.

•Load forms into ODK Collect/KoboCollect on an Android device.

•Use ODK Collect/KoboCollect  to fill out forms with participants.

•Upload survey data from Collect to an Aggregate Server such as KoboToolbox.

•Export data from an Aggregate server.

Why should you use ODK?

•ODK allows for built-in checks and skip patterns, meaning they do not have to be done manually by an enumerator. All this is meant to ensure higher quality of data collected.

•Data collection processes can be monitored remotely, and it is possible to make adjustments to a survey even after data collection has started. Submissions can be viewed, and they show when and what data has been submitted. With some adjustments, it is possible to record names of the submitters.

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Promotes a better use of time and saves on costs especially with no need for time-consuming data entry, as seen while using traditional paper based questionnaires.

Thank you so much for making a purchase of this course, it is because of learners like you that my team and I produce this kind of content. We really do hope you shall have learnt a lot by the time you are done with this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Monitoring and evaluation professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Professionals in the NGO sector
  • Beginners, anyone can learn
  • Researchers
  • Data Collectors
  • Basic Structure of an XLSForm


Software Engineer and Data Expert

An experienced professional in the world of software engineering, having also spent a couple of years in not for profit organizations as a data engineer. John has spent part of his career offering consultation on monitoring evaluation and learning processes in NGOs and privately held organizations, while utilizing the power of technology. He has immense knowledge in using mobile based survey tools using Open Data Kit standards and procedures. He also has a passion for data, and currently pursuing a masters degree in Data Analytics.

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