Event Configuration for Check-In Suite

Check-In Suite utilizes Events in MinistryPlatform as the basis for a Check-In Kiosk and/or Classroom Manager sessions. Each Event has fields specific to Check-In Suite that must be set correctly in order for an Event to display in Check-In Suite.

Event Fields Related to Check-In Suite

  • Allow Check‐In: If Yes, Check-In Suite is enabled for the Event. 
  • Ignore Program Groups: Deprecated field. Check-In Suite no longer uses Program Groups.
  • Prohibit Guests: (Used only by Check-In 2) If Yes, only those pre‐enrolled in a Group (Current Group Participant) or pre‐registered for the Event (Event Participant with Participation Status of Registered) are able to check-in to the Event via Unattended mode. Other individuals have to visit a station in Attended mode to be added to the Event or to a Group. To prohibit guests in Check-In Suite use the Search Results setting.
  • Early Check‐In Period: The number of minutes before the start of an Event when individuals can begin to check-in to an event. If left blank, the default reigns (60 minutes). 
  • Late Check‐In Period: The number of minutes after the Event's Start Time when individuals can continue to check-in to an event. If left blank, the default reigns (30 minutes).
  • Search Results: (Used by Check-In Suite) Dictates how Expected Participants and Guests appear in search results in Check-In Kiosk and enables/disables allowing Guests to check in.
  • Congregation: Dictates which events will show with the congregation filter applied.

Configuring Events

From the Platform, create Events with the correct dates and times and/or review and modify existing Events:

  • Add any Rooms & Groups to the Event that leverage Check In Kiosk and/or Classroom Manager on the Rooms & Groups sub-page.
  • Ensure the Events have Allow Check-in set to Yes.
Tip: Create your first Event of the series and add all your Rooms & Groups on the Rooms & Groups sub-page. Then, copy your Event for the desired recurrence making sure to also copy the Rooms & Group sub-page.

If your Event Series is already created, use the Event Rooms and Groups Tool to update Rooms & Groups changes across the Series!

Adding Participants

There are several methods for adding Event Participants to Events in Check-In Suite. This can be done automatically at the time of the event via Check-In Kiosk, or manually by posting attendance via a variety of other MinistryPlatform tools and applications. For more information, visit the articles listed below.

Sample Event Settings

The Event settings related to Check-In Suite can be configured to support a variety of Events. 

Note: The Group each Participant belongs to (not the Event) determines the room the individual goes to, and what name tags are needed. See Group Configuration for details.

Weekly Programs

Description: Includes Sunday Services. Most Participants are in Groups to facilitate recurring Check-In Kiosk sessions.

Event Settings:

  • Allow Check-In: Yes
  • Prohibit Guests: Yes or No depending on approach.
  • On the Rooms & Groups sub-page of the Event, add the Rooms and Groups you want to allow check-in for.
Drop-In Events

Description: All active Participants in MinistryPlatform are able to check-in.

Event Settings:

  • Allow Check-In: Yes
  • Prohibit Guests: No
  • Late Check-In Period: If desired, you can set a long late Check-In Period if the Event is one in which people come and go throughout the Event period (e.g., an open house). 
RSVP Events
Description: Only pre-registered individuals (already have an Event Participant record) can check-in at a workstation in unattended mode. 
 

Event Settings:

  • Allow Check-In: Yes
  • Prohibit Guests: Yes
Ongoing Events

Description: Daily Events like "office guest" can be created. The goal is to know someone came and to give them a name tag.

Event Settings:

  • Allow Check-In: Yes
  • Prohibit Guests: No
  • Late Check-In Period: If desired, you can set a long late Check-In Period if the Event is one in which people come and go throughout the Event period (e.g., an open house). 
 

Volunteer Check-In Events

Description: Individuals check-in based upon their ministry team and role in a specific Event.

Event Settings:
  • Allow Check-In: Yes
  • Prohibit Guests: Yes
  • Setup each Group Participant with the appropriate Group Role.
  • On the Rooms & Groups sub-page of the Event, add the Rooms and Groups you want to allow check-in for.

 

 

Last Modified: 9/20/2019

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