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Once you have decided to go ahead and use KoBo Toolkit for your data collection needs in the field, this is what you need to do to be ready to start:

  1. Sign up for a KoBo account (it’s completely free and you have unlimited storage and access to support from OCHA)
  2. Decide on which device you want to use for your data collection (see article on KoBo support page) - also taking into consideration time of procurement process and availability of devices.
    1. If you are using Android phones/tablets
      1. Ensure you have sufficient amount of phones/tablets for your data collection needs
      2. Install bar code scanner
      3. Install KoBo Collect app on all phones/tablets
    2. If you are using iPhones
      1. Ensure you have sufficient amount of phones for your data collection needs
      2. Ensure all phones have Chrome installed
      3. Ensure all phones have a bar code scanner app installed
    3. If you are using PCs
      1. Ensure you have sufficient amount of PCs for your data collection needs
      2. Ensure all PCs have Chrome installed
  3. Download the Data Analyser tool (optional, but needed for improved analysis capacity)

Now you’re ready to go ahead with designing your forms.

Always ensure you have your assessment plan ready before starting to design your survey!