5 Additional Ways to Use Mobile Check iN

I would say that the majority of our Mobile Check In customers are using it in a traditional manner.  They’ve set up kiosks with tablets as their check in stations.  The parents come up to the tablet, scan a keytag or enter their name/phone then tap to check their children into Sunday school.  Then name tags and parent tags are printed out on the Brother wireless printers.

There are also a variety of other ways that Mobile Check In can speed up your check in process and improve the accuracy of your attendance data.  Here are a few:

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Tools for better VBS Administration

It’s that time of year again.  Easter is behind us and VBS is in front of us.  It can be a hectic time.  Lots to plan, organize and get ready.  Here are some tools that can help:

Count Me In Online Event Registration

Count Me In (CMI) is an online event registration tool developed by By the Book.  It’s a super easy to use tool to create great looking web pages with user defined registration forms.

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Coming Soon – Version 15 Online Directory

One of the new features that will be available in Roll Call Connect with Version 15 is the ability to provide your staff and congregation with an online directory.  What a great way to help your membership connect with each other.

Configuration

The Roll Call Connect administrator will have complete control over who can view the directory as well as who should be included in the directory.  Any information marked as unlisted in a person’s profile will not be displayed in the online directory.

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Sneak Peek at the Calendar in Roll Call Version 15

I’m so excited to announce that Version 15 of Roll Call will include a church-wide calendar.

Roll Call Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Group Meetings, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events in one location
  • Enter (and edit) general Calendar Events such as board meetings, staff meetings, potlucks, or holiday events directly on the calendar
  • Save/Print the Calendar for inclusion in a bulletin or publishing on website

Roll Call Connect Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Groups, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events
  • Save/Print the Calendar

Roll Call Connect Staff Users will be able to:

  • View all published Services, Groups, Calendar Events and Count Me In Events
  • Add/Edit/Remove general Calendar Events
  • Save/Print the Calendar

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6 Good Options for Online Backups

don't be someone saying this: "I should have backed up my data"

Data on backups attributed to Backblaze https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backup-awareness-month-2015/

I am amazed at how many customers have called us in the last month whose computers crashed or were destroyed. The majority of these folks did not have a local or online backup that they could recover from. It appears that computer users often do not regularly back up their information. Backblaze recently surveyed 2000 computer users. Of those 25% percent NEVER backup and only 8% backup on a daily basis.

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Event Registration and Check In systems for a smooth running VBS

The administration of VBS can be a challenge.  Who is coming?  What allergies do they have?  How many classrooms are we going to need?  What if they bring a guest … and on and on it goes.  But there are great tools out there to help you with your VBS event registration and check in processes.

Online Event Registration – so you know who’s coming.

  1. Use Count Me In as your registration system. This will allow parents to pre-register their kids for VBS.
  2. Set up the registration form within Count Me In to capture all the information you need such as name, age, emergency contact information, medical release information, allergies etc. Now you have it online and you won’t need to fumble through stacks of paper!
  3. Collect any fees that will be charged for VBS or any extras such as T-shirts or lunches, through the registration process.

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