This is a feature designed to allow for multiple clients to be booked in all at the same time. I guess that’s the definition of a class, but we do want to make it clear that if you allow the class to be booked online, you will be opening the group up to multiple unrelated people.
Using this feature for Online Booking will be…
Great for things like:
- Clinical Pilates
- Group Training
- Open Support or Counselling Sessions
- Anything where the participants can be total strangers
Not so great for things like:
- Couples Massage
- Couples Counselling
- Anything where the participants need to be related to one another
All which are better managed when the bookings are managed administratively.
A note that this is a basic class booking feature and we know it will create many more feature requests. We will continue to develop Jane non-stop-all-the-time, and appreciate that there’s always more exciting and fun things we could add to make Jane more helpful to you. Keep us in the loop with what you’d like to see and why and we’ll make sure we have your vote recorded.
First thing you might want to do is set up a new Discipline if it falls outside of the disciplines you currently offer, and you want it to display in its own area on your online booking.
Both Disciplines and Treatments can be found in your Settings Tab - which you will need Full Access profile to see in your Jane account.
If you create a new Discipline, remember, this will be just like the first time you did it - so you’ll have to opt-in the staff members you want to be associated with this class/group booking. A Full-Access Jane user will want to go into each Staff member, under the Profile click Edit, and under the first & last name, click the additional Discipline you want that Staff member to be associated with for Class/Group Bookings.
Make sure you click the Save button on this screen, either in the top or bottom right.
It can be helpful to separate out your treatments or classes into income categories for easier break down in reporting. Especially if you have the same type of practitioner offering both types of service.
Here’s a guide document on Creating Income Categories
Creating a Class/Group
Create a New Treatment as normal. Choose Class Booking from the first dropdown menu. You’ll see a drop-down menu and then select your Capacity. If you’re using Online Booking, Jane will display this class online for individuals until that class reaches this capacity.
I would recommend including the word “class or group” in the name of the treatment: “Clinical Pilates Class”
You can also use the Billing Name to make the invoice and receipt language more clear for insurance billing purposes, and add some information in the Description to populate your online booking site:
The price you set will be per class per client. If you are offering classes as part of a package deal, you can add the class as an eligible item during set up. Learn more about Setting up a Package here.
So you would set the price to the most common or “drop-in” pricing.
Adding a Class to the Schedule
You can block off the classes in a staff member’s schedule by choosing it from the treatment list and booking an EMPTY CLASS on their schedule.
This is different from a regular appointment because you need to add the class as an empty block before you can start adding participants.
The class will not show up as an option in the drop-down of booking options, so be sure to first select the class you want to book into your schedule from the treatment menu to the left and then click to pop it onto the schedule wherever you’d like to offer that class.
There are currently no features around recurring that class in its empty state (we know you’ll want that!), so you’ll need to fly through the weeks and drop the classes in wherever you would like to see them booked in.
Pro Tip: Once you’ve booked your first class in on the schedule, you can use the Copy feature to quickly add more classes in.
Now, we recommend having each Staff member login to their Jane account and just make sure the class booking shows up. In the example below, we set up a new Discipline called Clinical Pilates Class, created the Class and opted our Staff member Clara Weber into that Class. In Clara’s profile, it’ll look like this:
And to Clara’s clients, it’ll look like this in Online Booking:
Note - if you are not worried about separating out the classes as their own section on online booking, you can re-name a current discipline, such as Physiotherapy to include both options: Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates
If the class is first come first serve you will want to open up every class with an open and empty Class Block as shown above.
If you are booking a series and the participants register once for an entire session (6 weeks for example), you will want to open up just the first date in online booking, and then block off the same time and date with a break for the rest of the sessions.
Once your class is at capacity or you have your final list of participants, you can COPY and PASTE that class (including all the participants) into the full length of the session.
Important Note While COPY will duplicate the class and leave the original one in its spot, MOVE will remove it from its spot on the schedule and re-book it elsewhere. So make sure you’re using the correct workflow and pressing the appropriate button. Copy is to book everyone in again, Move is to re-schedule the class to another day and time.
When classes are selected in a practitioner view you will see all of their classes for the week:
The book by treatment view will still show the classes day by day with whomever offers them:
When you pull up the class from your day view, you will be able to click on the class to see the individual participants. And from there clicking on the individual participant will open their chart.
Note - there is not a way to copy a chart entry across all participants at this time. We know you’ll want that too! For now you’ll either want to copy and paste the text across all participants or create a chart template that is easy to drop in and update for your classes. Remember that you can pre-populate text in a template!
All classes will show up on Sales and Compensation reports in the same way that a single one-to-one treatment display.
A reminder that using a different Income Category can be a great way to filter out the income on some of the reporting.