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titleLearning Objectives
  • Review CommCare Fundamentals: Purpose of CommCare, structure of CommCare, case management, principles of data in CommCare, user types, and implementation roles and stages


  • Orientation to the role of Application Manager
  • Overview of CommCareHQ structure
  • Overview of Application Builder
  • Creating a CommCareHQ account
  • Creating a New Application


Module Content and Exercises


Exercise 1: Review CommCare Fundamentals

Learning objectives:

  • The purpose of CommCare
  • The structure of CommCare
  • General principles of data in CommCare
  • Case management
  • CommCare user types
  • Implementation roles and stages


CommCare Fundamentals introduces the basic terminology and concepts that are important in the use of CommCare. Spent some time reviewing each of the pages in the link above.

You will be tested on this information later.


Topic 2: What is an App Manager?

Visit the App Manager Role Overview page for key points about the role an App Manager plays in a CommCare project.

Ask yourself:

  • What am I responsible for doing/knowing?
  • What am I NOT responsible for doing?
  • Who else is involved with this project, and what are their roles?

Determine whether you will be getting an App Manager Level I or Level II Certification.


Topic 3: Get Oriented to the App Builder

As an App Manager, you are responsible for understanding how to use CommCareHQ and you will become very familiar with the App Builder. Before proceeding to actual app building, make sure that you have a working CommCareHQ account and know where everything you need is in CommCareHQ.

Exercise 1: Start the Beginner Tutorial

  • Setting Set up a new Work Space
  • Changing Change form, module, and application names
  • Creating Create a new form

 You can stop after the first part of the Beginner Tutorial and come back here for review before proceeding.

Review: Key Concepts


Additional Reading and Reference