VBS PRO RELEASE NOTES
December 22, 2022
We have rolled out the following new features and enhancements for 2023.
SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW
- Registration Closed Notifications On Event Website
Once the registration Closed-On date/time passes, there will be a notification on the event website.
- Functionality For Events That Do Not Take Place On Consecutive Days
When creating an event or editing an event, there will be checkboxes for each day of the week available to choose from if an event skips days or occurs on the same day for several weeks.
- Last Name Sorting Within Attendance
We added the ability to sort by last name within the Attendance section, that way it is easier to check-in kids that all arrive at once with the same family.
- QR Codes Automatically Generated For Your Event Website
A new option below your event website URL to download a QR code.
- Drag-And-Drop / Touch Screen Functionality Improved
The ability to drag-and-drop and navigate drop-down menus improved for touch screen devices.
We are always listening for ways to make VBS PRO more user-friendly and functional for our Friends in Ministry. Here are more detailed notes on the new improvements implemented for 2023 with screenshots.
Registration Closed Notifications On Event Website
Once the participant or volunteer registration end date passes, visitors to your event website will see a notice like the one below:
Functionality For Events That Do Not Take Place On Consecutive Days
When creating a new event or editing an existing event, you will now see days of the week checkboxes below the start/end date fields. These days of the week checkboxes will allow you to choose which days within the date range provided that an event will take place on. For example, if an event is only taking place on Mondays for several weeks, then only the Monday checkbox would be filled in as shown below:
Additionally, this information will be populated on your dashboard:
As well as on your event website:
Last Name Sorting Within Attendance
Within the Attendance tab of VBS PRO, you will now be able to sort registrants by last name, as shown below:
This will make it easier to find and check-in participants that arrive at the same time, such as multiple kids from the same family arriving at the event.
QR Codes Automatically Generated For Your Event Website
Within Manage Event on VBS PRO, you will see your Event Website URL and just below that is an option to Download QR Code, as shown below:
Once you have clicked Download QR Code, a PNG image file will be downloaded to your device. Feel free to use this on printed posters, flyers, or other promotional material for your event. This offers a quick way for parents, participants, or volunteers to scan the QR Code to quickly find your event website!
Drag-And-Drop / Touch Screen Functionality Improved
The ability to drag-and-drop and navigate drop-down menus improved for touch screen devices. Whether you are using a mobile phone device or tablet, drag-and-drop for assigning participants to crews and reorganizing multiple sessions is now more responsive and user friendly. Additionally, drop-down menu fields for participant/volunteer registrations should now work flawlessly when filling out those forms from a touch screen device.