The Check in/Check out feature is meant to help your lab more carefully manage instances when someone makes a reservation but fails to arrive and use the Resource at the scheduled time.
If your Lab Manager requires this for a resource, you will have to “Check In” to the reservation shortly before/after start time. This can be done by clicking on the existing reservation (on the Bookings Screen, Upcoming Reservations screen, or from any other screen where Reservations are shown) to access the Edit Reservation screen. If Check in is required, the button that reflects this is shown in the upper right corner. An example of this appears below:
After the reservation is over, you can go back to the same View/Edit reservation screen to Check out. The Checkout button is displayed in the upper right of the screen.
By default, you cannot check in to your reservation more than 5 minutes ahead of the reservation start time. However, this default may be changed by an Application Administrator at your organization.