How To’s

CommCareHQ: Edit Export Column Labels

By | 2018-09-03T12:01:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|How To's|

Introduction Data collection has started and now you're eager to take a look at the data. So you setup the export, download it by filtering the Users Groups and then the dates. The anticipation to be able to finally "see" the data is almost overwhelming. You open the excel file (or *.csv file) and then you see this: "hmm... intersting..." you think to yourself. But, you got this so you expand the columns to see what the column headers are and then you see this: Your face will probably look this (or some combination): Don't worry. This post will [...]

CommCareHQ: Publish application

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:56+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|How To's|

Introduction You've completed building  your application in CommCareHQ and now you're ready to test it on a mobile device. This step by step guide will walk you through the process of publishing your application so your device can install it. 1. Prepare your mobile device: Here's a check list to prepare your mobile device. Make sure your device is: Fully charged connected to WiFi  fully updated Device has the following apps installed: CommCare Barcode scanner (not require, but highly recommended) 2. Publish your Survey Application Step 1. Login to CommCare HQ and select your application Step 2. Access the panel [...]

CommCare: Web Users

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:57+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|How To's|

Introduction CommCare allows for various user roles and permissions. One such role is a web user and as the name suggests this user's role will be primarily on the web platform and allows for the user to access/create users, edit/create applications, manage data export and reports. As you can see the web user has the potential to have a lot of control over the whole data collection process. Click here to find out a little more from CommCare on web users.  How to access web users Step 1. Login to CommCare and select 'Users' on the top and select 'web [...]

SAVIX Video Tutorial: EN ESPAÑOL

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:57+00:00 October 12th, 2017|How To's|

The Savings Groups Information Exchange (SAVIX) have created a mobile app and we have created a step by step user guide to help you. Now, we've created a video tutorial in Spanish! Emily Epsten takes us through the whole process. The video is broken into the following chapters (hyper linked for your convenience): 0:24 Eligir el idioma y descargar el SIG 1:18 Iniciar la sesion 1:52 Cambiar el tecnico o la tecnica 2:40 Agregar un grupo 4:42 Agregar datos 9:06 Editar datos 10:28 Ver informe de redimiento 11:58 Cambiar el idioma

Crowdin: Translation platform how to

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:57+00:00 October 11th, 2017|How To's|

Crowdin: A step by step guide This following guide will walk you through the use of Crowdin - a language translation platform - as a translator. This guide will not walk you through the admin side of assigning translations but will focus on the translators side. There's also a Youtube video that you can access here Step 1. Create an account You should have received an e-mail through Crowdin from the admin. Once you have created an account login to the Crowdin Platform. Step 2. Select Project Under your profile there is a tab that says Projects. Click on your [...]

CommCareHQ Reports: Monitor worker activity

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00 October 10th, 2017|How To's|

Overview Congratulations! You've completed the build of the CommCare survey and you've done extensive testing. You've deployed the newest version on every device and you've assigned usernames and passwords. You've coordinated the logistics for the data collection and the teams are off to begin data collection. Now you anxiously wait for the data to come in... Don't worry, with CommCare's Reporting function you can see the status of data collection and even see who has submitted what forms and when. Access reports Login to CommCare HQ and you'll see reports on the top left. Click the arrow and you'll see [...]

Survey design: A CommCare Template

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00 October 6th, 2017|How To's|

Intro Click here to download word (.doc) template It is best practice to not have the individual that created a survey be the same individual that actually builds the CommCare application itself (see the CommCare Testing plan to find out more!) For example: the individual that designs the "paper" survey should not be the one that builds the "digital" survey. Often the expert will miss small but crucial details or get too caught up with the details. That said, building a CommCare survey (application) from a traditional paper survey often requires a little creative license on the CommCare admin. As [...]

CommCare: Worflow overview

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00 September 25th, 2017|How To's|

CommCare is a mobile data collection platform built on ODK (Open Data Kit) that allows you to collect data with or without an internet connection. This post will outline the overall workflow of CommCare to ensure you will have the adequate knowledge to successfully implement data collection in the field. --> Follow this post to understand the pros and cons of a mobile data collection platform (what it is good for and what it is not good for). Basic Workflow overview: Surveys are built on a web platform (through a browser on the computer) Connect Mobile devices to internet and [...]

CommCare: Changing Language

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00 July 5th, 2017|How To's|

CommCare allows the building of applications in english, another language, or any combination. The platform allows the user to switch between languages easily within the survey application. Here's how to change languages (if the survey application was built with multiple languages) Step 1. Log in as any user (this includes "demo_user") Step 2. Select the settings button Step 3. Select the desired language. Step 4. DONE!

SAVIX Mobile App: A video tutorial!

By | 2018-03-28T17:46:58+00:00 June 28th, 2017|How To's|

Updated June 28, 2017 The Savings Groups Information Exchange (SAVIX) have created a mobile app and we have created a step by step user guide to help you. Now, we've created a video tutorial! Emily Epsten takes us through the whole process. The video is broken into the following chapters (hyper linked for your convenience): Selecting MIS and Login Selecting FO Switching between FO Adding a Group Adding a data set Documenting Share Out Edit Static Data Edit Data Set View Performance Report Sync Status Delete a Group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUEj6DIfJt8&feature=youtu.be