I have been using KoboToolbox’s “My Library” to create these 3 items (Question Block, Template, Collection). I find this tool to be very helpful in creating and testing my questions before I use and deploy them in my forms.
Yet once during a training, I was asked about the definition of each one. And I could not give a clear answer, even after I searched for them in the KoboToolbox webpages
For example, one could create a group of questions inside a Template, but also inside a Block or a Collection. Or maybe I’m missing something? Help!
This might be a silly (and pedantic) question, but how do we define and differentiate a Question Block, from a Template and a Collection?
Thanks a lot, Marc
Welcome to the community, @mmd! Thank you for bringing this to the community. We will be updating the same to our support articles soon. Till then, kindly please be informed that …
question is simply a question that captures information.
Question Block: A group of questions is a
template is also a
question block from where you could directly create your survey project.
collection is a folder that holds a
question block or
Note: The only difference between a
question/question block and a
template is that a user can directly create a survey project from a
template while the same is not allowed for a
question/question block. However, a user can create a survey project from a form builder and use the
question/question block or
template while building a survey project.
Thank you @Kal_Lam for the quick response!
Very helpful as always! Keep up the good work!