Use assigned desk check-ins to get a clear sense of who’s using their assigned desk and when. This extends upon the desk check-ins functionality already available for hot and hotel desks.
- Enabling assigned desk check-in
- Checking in to an assigned desk
- Viewing check-in status
- Not yet supported
Enabling assigned desk check-in
Admins can enable desk check-ins for a desk group or for an entire building.
Enable for an entire building
Navigate to Manage > Offices > select a building > scroll down to "Desk policies" section > from the Desk check-ins drop-down select All desk types.
Enable for a desk group
From the Office search page > navigate to the Edit floor drop-down menu on the map > Layout Desks. Use your cursor to select a group of desks > in the right menu panel click the Policies tab, then select Add Policy.
By default, the policy applies only to hot/hotel desks. To apply the setting to assigned desks, choose All desk types.
⭐ The more granular setting takes precedence over higher-level settings.
Setting the advance check-in window
The desk check-in window works similarly to the event confirmation window for meeting spaces. It is a building-level setting that determines how far in advance someone can check into a desk (applies to flexible & assigned desks). Admins can set the check-in window from a minimum of 10 minutes to a maximum of 12 hours. Because assigned desks are for a full-day (midnight to midnight), the check-in window opens the night before.
For example, if the advance check-in window is set to 4 hours, you can check in to your assigned desk starting at 8pm the night before.
Navigate to Manage > Offices > select a building > scroll down to "Desk policies" > advance check-in window.
Checking in to an assigned desk
⏰ Users need to check in every day for assigned seats.
Check in via email
At the start of the check-in window, the assignee will receive an email that asks whether they need their desk for the day.
Open the email using any device and then simply tap Check in and you're all set. Logging into Robin is not required.
If you won't be using your desk, tap I'm not using my desk on this day. This will indicate that you're not using your desk for this day and it lets others know you're not in the office this day, but you will not lose your assigned seat.
Check in via mobile
The desk check-in prompt will automatically pop up if you open the mobile app (on any of the three mobile tabs) during an active seat assignment that's within the confirmation window.
If you won't be using your desk, tap I'm not using my desk today. This will indicate that you're not using your desk for this day and it lets others know you're not in the office this day, but you will not lose your assigned seat.
Check in via web
Once a seat assignment is past the start of its confirmation window, you can check in via web dashboard.
To check in via dashboard, select the Manage your desk(s) link under your avatar. This takes you to your user profile page where you can manage your desk reservations & seat assignments, like checking in.
Viewing check-in status
Viewing on roster
Admins can review the checked-in state on the roster for visibility into who's accessing the office on a given day:
Viewing on map
You can see the checked-in state at a glance from the office search map:
Or click on a desk on the map to view the desk details & the checked- in state:
Not yet supported
Analytics & exports
- Currently, you can access assigned desk check-in data from the roster and its associated exports (showing day-by-day check-in details) as well as the map (showing you current/future check-in details). Later this year, we’ll be updating the desk export and desk analytics to show how check-ins improve historical utilization trends.
Check-ins via Slack or Teams