Training on Advanced Mobile Data Collection using ODK-X (ODKii)

Training, Project Management

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About the Course

The ODK-X Tool Suite is a new set of ODK tools that will co-exist with the existing ODK Tool Suite. It targets advanced users who find themselves limited by the ODK data collection workflows. This training aims to build the skills of the participants to adequately harness the advanced capabilities of ODK-X in Mobile Data Collection.

Target Participants

Suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to collect and manage data using mobile devices on the ODK-X platform.

Course duration

10 days

What you will learn

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

  • Setup and manage ODK Aggregate
  • Setup and work with ODK-X tools
  • Use ODK Application Designer
  • Use ODK-X Mobile tools
  • Use ODK-X Server tools
  • Build a customized ODK application

What you will learn

Course Outline

Introduction to ODK-X

  • Structure of ODK-X
  • Components of ODK-X
  • Difference between ODK and ODK-X

Introduction to ODK-X Tools

  • ODK-X Tool Suite  
  • ODK Data Management Applications
  • Joining a device to an Existing Aggregate Server

Migrating / Setting-up an ODK-X application

  • Setting up the ODK Aggregate server
  • Resetting the Application on the Server

Configuring your Device with an Application

  • Setting up ODK Application Designer
  • Deploying to the Device
  • Resetting the Server

Modifying an ODK-X application

  • Modifying the data entry form
  • Updating the Initialization Files
  • Updating the Preloaded Data
  • Updating the HTML files

ODK-X Mobile Tools

  • ODK Survey
  • ODK Tables
  • ODK Services

ODK-X Server Tools

  • ODK Application Designer
  • ODK Cloud Endpoints 
  • ODK Suitcase

Application Building

  • ODK Survey: Designing a Form
  • ODK Tables: Designing a Custom View
  • Pushing and Pulling Files
  • Deploying an application
  • ODK XLSX Converter
  • ODK Tables Web Pages
  • JavaScript Interfaces


Training Approach

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.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

Training venue

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.