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As feature-rich as a data collection tool might be, there may be times where you want to implement functionality, or visuals that are not supported. For this reason, SurveyCTO introduced field plug-ins, which allow you to heavily customize the appearance and purpose of fields. Field plug-ins are now even easier to get started with, for both beginners and experienced developers alike, thanks to the new field plug-in testing interface. Join us on March 3, 2021 at 2 PM UTC / 9 AM EST for our next webinar installment, where you’ll learn how to get started with field plug-in development!

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In the next installment of our monthly webinar series, learn how to better adapt to new challenges and an evolving landscape of changing requirements! Field plug-ins are part of how we’re using technology to contribute to the Safe People + Data Initiative. The team at Dobility used field plug-in technology to solve one of the most pressing requirements of 2020, introducing computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) functionality to the SurveyCTO platform. Launching phone calls from forms is just one small example of the range of possibilities.

What you’ll learn

Join us for this webinar on March 3rd to learn more about SurveyCTO field plug-ins. You will learn: 

  • What field plug-ins are.
  • What field plug-ins can do.
  • The components of a field plug-in.
  • How to get started by customizing baseline field plug-in templates.
  • How to preview and test field plug-ins using the new testing interface.
  • Where to find helpful resources to learn more.

Participants will gain some foundational knowledge about field plug-ins, and they will leave with a good sense of how to get started. They will also receive a take-home, self-directed exercise to recreate the steps demonstrated in the webinar. Some knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript will help, but it is not necessary to participate.

How to attend

The webinar will be held on March 3, 2021 at 2 PM UTC / 9 AM EST. Register today to attend! We post video recordings of all webinars in our video library and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. 

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Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.