After you've created your event with all its times and locations, you can check people into that event! You can create as many stations as you'd like so that everyone attending can find a place to check in.
You can also set custom success messages to be displayed after a person checks in.
A volunteer can check in first time guests at a manned station. All new profiles created at a station will default to the "child" type, and you can change a profile to "adult" when needed.
The first adult created in a new household will become the household's primary contact.
If you want first time guests to have a quicker way of checking in, create a form where they can enter their information, and then display the shareable code in a place they can scan it.
If the person only comes with grandparents at holidays or will not be returning, check them in without adding them to your database. Follow these steps to add them as a visitor.
Enter their name in the search bar of the station. If they have any information in the database, their name will show up in the search. If not, select Add Person to start a new profile.
If you choose a person from the search results, you'll be able to check in everyone from their household.
Set their status as a Guest , make the selections, and click Done to go back to the main screen to finish checking them in.
People who attend your events regularly can either check themselves into the event, or they can be checked in from a class list, which should be held by the teacher or a volunteer in the location.
A regular attendee can check in quickly at a Self Station by entering a phone number or scanning a barcode, which will pull up their household.
Let people know!
If this isn't the way your regular attendees normally check in, prep them for using these stations by following these steps:
Make a list of regular attendees.
Email them telling them about new stations where you type the last 4 digits or scan a barcode.
If you use the Church Center app, let them know the app will work as the code to scan.
If you don't use the Church Center app, send the list of people a mobile pass as well.
Be available for questions for a couple of weeks as they get used to checking themselves in.
Set your self station to show the keyboard or scanner, or both.
Select the checkboxes to check in the appropriate people, and choose their checked in by person. Make changes to the location, location option, and add additional check-in times by clicking the pencil.
The first time someone volunteers, they need to check in at a Manned Station to change their type to Volunteer, unless you are using the Services integration.
Check out the article on checking in a volunteer!
After they check in at a Manned Station as a Volunteer the first time, they can check themselves in at a Self Station. Check-Ins will automatically show their check-in type as the Volunteer check-in type as long as one of the following applies:
Their last check-in to this event was as a Volunteer.
The Check-Ins/Services integration is enabled, and the volunteer is scheduled in the corresponding plan.