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This tutorial will introduce how to begin to build a CommCare application through the CommCareHQ application builder. 

We are going to start with a simple application in which there is one form: a form to screen a pregnant woman.

Have you reviewed CommCare Fundamentals?

Before starting this tutorial, please make sure you have reviewed CommCare Fundamentals, the first tutorial about CommCare. It contains important basic information about CommCare that will help you in completing this tutorial.

Learning Objectives for the CommCare Beginner Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn the following:

  • How to create a new CommCare Workspace
  • How to use the CommCare Form Builder
  • How to build and test CommCare applications

The specific skills you will learn are:

  • Setting up a new Work Space
  • Changing form, module, and application names
  • Creating a new form
  • Adding, deleting, and changing the order of questions in a form
  • Adding Question IDs and Display Text to a question
  • Adding a display condition using the Expression Builder
  • Adding a validation condition using the Expression Builder
  • Making a new version of your application
  • Testing a form in CommCare

Do you have everything you need?

  • A good Internet connection
  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Web Browser (CommCareHQ DOES NOT work on Internet Explorer; you can download Chrome for free here)
  • Email access (if it’s your first time working on CommCareHQ)

Any Questions before we start?

  • Help! My English isn’t good or I want to send this to someone who doesn't read English!
  • I already know how to do this!

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