DojoExpert has many features, but some may be hard to find. Maybe this list can help you to manage your dojo using all its possibilities!
Tip #1: Allow students to update their data online
You can enable it under “settings” -> “modules” tab. There you will find a link that you can send to your students via email. That way, students will be able to login with their UID and passwords in order to update their personal data (address, phone numbers, etc.) online.
Tip #2: Display number of classes on check in
If you’re using attendance tracking app (with QR or other ways) you can display current class count for each member. You need to enable this under “Finance” -> “Subscription packages”. Look for “display limit status on check in” option and set the attendance limit. On check in, beside the welcome message, the attendance count will be displayed; e.g. “Welcome John Smith (2/4)”, meaning this is John’s second class out of 4 allowed (or paid).
Tip #3: Insert bulk attendance data
OK, this is a really hidden feature 🙂 You can’t find it anywhere and you can access it only if you know the direct link which is:
This will allow you to insert so called “fake” attendance data per member, so that attendance counts starts with a particular number. This is useful if you are moving from another system and don’t want to start attendance counting from zero.
Tip #4: Assign members to multiple dojos
Maybe isn’t obvious, but you must specify each members’ dojo. A member can be enrolled in groups of different dojo’s, but in only one dojo! If you go to “Members”->”Groups and classes” you’ll notice that you can enroll anybody to a group in any dojo, just select it from the list. This will not be visible in members’ profile (as it lists only groups of selected dojo), but underneath, your member will be enrolled in groups (classes) which you’ve selected and attendance tracking will be possible.
Tip #5: Add payments without invoices
In DojoExpert, by default, before adding a payment you need to create an invoice. But you can also do the other way around, in fact, add payments and create invoices in the same step. Go to “Finance”->”Add payments”, select member(s), one or more, and notice “(new)” option in invoices list. If you select it the system will first create an invoice for the amount you specified and then add payment for that invoice. Nice feature to quickly add payment data!
Tip #6: Add expiration fields
Martial arts schools often need to store expiration dates per member for various things such as license expiration date. To keep track of this kind of data DojoExpert now offers expiration fields which you can create and use in your members database. Also there is a reminder 10 days before expiration and a report with various options to list expiration data per member.
Here’s an example: Let’s say you need “license expiration” field in your members database. You first create such field under “custom fields” with type of “date” and “expiration field” option on.
After you created the field, enter members profile to store data for each member.Now you can run “expiration fields” report which you can find under “custom fields” on the left menu. This report is able to list data that expired or will expire in 10, 20 or 30 days. There is also a reminder on your dashboard which will remind you if you have anything expiring in the next 10 days. This option will link you to the report.