To open the Kiosk tap Check-in in the left-hand navbar, then click Legacy Kiosk.
Note: The Kiosk is now referred to as the Legacy Kiosk, it will soon be removed so familiarize yourself with the new Assisted check-in, Self Check-in or Attendance roll options.
The Check-in kiosk opens in a new tab, to make it more appropriate for the wider church and visitors to see it is a simplified screen. When the kiosk first opens it asks a few simple setup questions. First, select the meetings that should be available at this Kiosk (if the kiosk is for kids you can exclude adult meetings). If you don't need to print name tags then just tap start. Otherwise, if name tags or security tickets are needed, select the appropriate options. UCare supports printing from tablets and smartphones, so next, you need to decide where you want to print labels.
You should always set up the computer that has the label printer connected first. To do this, select one of the DYMO label printers that are connected to this computer and enter a name for this kiosk. Use a name that is easy to recognize from other check-in devices that you want to print from.
Open the Check-in kiosk on the other devices (tablet, smartphone, laptop, etc.) that you also want to use for check-in. Select the appropriate print option, and from the print to drop down select the kiosk name that you set up in the previous step. This device will now be able to print labels wirelessly to the other kiosk. You can connect as many devices like this as the label printer will practically handle, usage has shown that up to four extra devices work well.
Tip: To improve the speed that parents can check their children in, you may want to consider pre-printing name tags & security tickets. To do this, switch back to the main UCare interface and locate the group that you want to pre-print. On the Print tab, select Check-in labels, select a meeting then print. Now when parents arrive the name tags will be ready and they won't have to wait for labels to print. Arranging pre-printed labels on a board in alphabetical order can be an effective way to make it easy for parents to find their child's name tags.
Check in / out options
There are two options for checking in:
Assisted check-in - This should be used by staff or children's volunteers, you can check people in and add or edit people's details. Assisted check-in has more options but will allow people to access the rest of UCare, so should only be used by authorised people.
Self-check-in - This can be used by anyone as it doesn't allow access to anyone's details or the rest of UCare. It can only check people in though, people will still need to check out through an assisted kiosk.