Some events are meant to be shared! Publish on Church Center, use an iCal Feed link to share a public calendar, or post events on a kiosk or on your website.
Publish on Church Center
From the Settings of an event, make sure the event is set to Published, so people can view in on the Calendar page of Church Center.
Here's what it looks like on Church Center.
If you have a place in your building you'd like to post events, or you want to put it on your website, follow the steps below.
A kiosk is a live preview of what's currently reserved or will be reserved in the future, which is great for displaying on TVs, monitors, and even tablets. The kiosk updates every five minutes and reloads every day. Once an event ends, it's removed from view.
Check the box to include descriptions on the event. Click the dark or light kiosk to launch on your screen.
Kiosks will only show 100% approved events.
- If you want to use your current monitor, choose log out. If you're putting this on a different device, copy the link and send it to the appropriate kiosk.
- The kiosk will show the name of your organization as well as the date and current time.
- The upcoming display will display in this order:
- Time listed on the event
- Event Name
- Name of the Time if it doesn't match the Event Name
- Rooms enabled to show on kiosk in order listed on the event.
Expand the sections for a description of the different types of kiosks you can use.
The iPad has built-in wifi, a crisp display, and a nice black bezel around the edge with no branding. There are a number of iPad kiosk stands that will prevent theft, provide power, and look great.
- Since Safari and Google Chrome don't have truly full-screen modes, we recommend installing a full-screen web browser on the iPad.
- Use the guided access mode and a password, so people standing at the kiosks won't be able to use or shut off the iPad while it's displaying your kiosk.
Add a TV as an additional display to a computer or mirror the display of a tablet or computer using an AppleTV or Chromecast.
Use one of these ways to set up your TV Kiosk:
- TV Display: Set up the TV up as a display for a laptop or small computer wired or wirelessly using a wireless HDMI.
- Mini PC: Use a small computer that plugs into the HDMI port and is powered by USB. You won't have to have a dedicated iPad or computer for the TV, but you'll need a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to navigate the computer, set up the initial wifi connection, etc.
- Apple TV: Use Apple's Airplay feature to mirror the display of a Mac or an iPad.
- Google Chromecast: Plug the device into the USB on the back of your TV. You'll need to add a browser extension to Chrome, and Chrome will recognize the Chromecast devices on your local network then you can select which Chromecast you'd like to broadcast your web browser tab to. Chromecast can only broadcast one device at a time.
A widget provides you with a snippet of HTML code to embed on your church's website. It will display a daily itinerary that your web visitors can select. They can view the time and location the event will be taking place for the day.