Webex Events Onsite is a wonderful solution for both Event Check-in and badge printing and Session Check-in. If you're using Onsite to check attendees in to Sessions on event day, configuring each Session's settings is a critical step. Whether you're adding Sessions one-by-one or importing Sessions, this article is for you!
There are two ways to add Sessions to your Event:
Manually add individual Sessions as described in our Add Sessions to Your Event article.
Import Sessions as described in our article about importing and exporting data. If you're planning to import Sessions, read the rest of this article for an explanation of each Session Check-in setting before filling in the import template.
Session Check-in settings
When adding or editing a single Session, click the Session Check-in section to expand it, then click the Activate Session Check-in for this Session toggle.
Each of the settings below directly affects all check-in devices that are being used to check attendees in to the Session:
Check-in status - Select 'Closed' from the drop-down to prevent anyone from checking in to this Session. If you have a strict timeframe in which attendees may check in, this lets you stop check-in at the proper time.
Check-in options - This drop-down menu provides several options:
Single check-in lets attendees check in to the Session only once, and they can't check out. This is best when you want to know exactly how many people attended a Session, and you're not interested in how long people stayed.
Multiple check-ins lets attendees check in as many times as they need to, and they can't check out.
Check-out required ensures that attendees must check out of the Session before they check in again. This lets you track how long attendees were in a session, so it's the best choice if you need to track Continuing Education Credits.
Permissions and capacity - These options let you control who can check in to the Session and how many people can check in. The 'Limit access based on' drop-down menu provides several options:
None means that anyone can join the Session. Welcome!
Tracks keeps people from checking in if they're not in a track assigned to this Session.
Personal Agenda keeps people from checking in if the Session isn't in their personal agenda. Read our article about Attendance Management and Preset Agendas for more information.
Check the Use location capacity limit box to stop people from checking in when the number of people checked-in is equal to the capacity for the location the Session is assigned to. Read our article about Locations to learn how to configure locations.
Check-in flow - These settings are helpful if you want to set up check-in iPads with stands so attendees can check in to a Session by themselves. If check-in for this Session will be completely managed by an event staff member, leaving these options unchecked offers the fastest check-in experience.
Check the Show welcome page box to show the check-in selection screen shown on the left below.
Check the Show check-in confirmation page box to show the "You're checked in" screen and the 'Complete' button after an attendee checks in.
Lock settings - These options control which fields app users can access when the Session is locked. Read our article about Sesson Check-in Device Setup to learn about locking Sessions.
Show attendance counts - Uncheck this box to hide the number of attendees checked in and checked out for this Session.
Allow Session description page access - Check this box to prevent attendees from exiting the check-in process and accessing the session list. Staff can enter the settings password to exit the check-in process.
Allow attendee profile view - Uncheck this box to prevent attendees and check-in staff from viewing detailed attendee information when checking in to this Session.
Now you know all about configuring a Session for Session check-in!
Don't forget to configure the Onsite App. 🧠
Pro tip! 😎
Create hidden "sessions" for food distribution and swag pickup. This turns Session Check-in into an inventory and efficiency tracker!
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