Beacon Management System
BEACON is an on-line management system developed by the National U3A specifically for local U3A’s. We use Beacon to manage our Membership Records, Groups & Venues information, the Meetings & Events Calendar and to send emails to members. To see a brief history of the development of Beacon, click The Beacon Story. For more about receiving Beacon emails, click U3A Beacon emails.
There are 3 levels of access to Beacon, which are described in more detail further down the page:
Public Links: Limited information about our Interest Groups and a basic Meetings calendar, viewable by anyone.
Members Login: Additional information about our Interest Groups and a more detailed Meetings calendar, viewable by members of Carlton & Gedling U3A. There is also some editing access to the member’s own details.
System Users Login: Editing access for the Committee and Group Convenors
1. PUBLIC LINKS
Click View Public Groups to see the basic public version of the Groups List, as shown in the 1st photo on the right. Click on any Group in the list for additional information about the group.
2. LOGIN AS A MEMBER OF CARLTON & GEDLING U3A
If you are a current member of Carlton and Gedling U3A, you can click here to Login to the Members Portal where you can view additional Groups and Calendar information (as shown in the 3rd and 4th photos on the right). You can also add yourself to Groups, create your own personalised Calendar, update your personal details and upload a photo of yourself that will be incorporated on your membership card.
Clicking How to login as a Member will give you more information about logging in to the Members Portal and how to access your data.
3. LOGIN AS A SYSTEM USER
Group Convenors and Committee members can click here to Login to Beacon as a System User and update certain information within the site, depending on the access rights associated with their role, as described in Carlton & Gedling’s own custom Beacon User Guide chapters below.
|01||Introduction to Beacon||v8||30 Jan 2017|
|02||Login as a Member||v11||30 Jan 2017|
|03||Login as a System User||v6||30 Jan 2017|
|04||Emails and Letters||v10||30 Jan 2017|
|05||Login as a Committee Member||v5||30 Jan 2017|
|06||Login as a Group Convenor||v14||30 Jan 2017|
|07||Login as a Groups Coordinator||v9||30 Jan 2017|
|08||Login as Membership Secretary||v18||28 May 2017|
|09||Login as Newsletter Editor||v14||30 Jan 2017|
|10||Login as Treasurer||v3||11 Aug 2016|
|11||File Downloads||v5||2 Feb 2016|
BEACON TRAINING FOR CONVENORS
Click to open Beacon Training (v4: 2017-02-03).
The document contains a series of short lessons covering various areas of Beacon that are likely to be used by Group Convenors. Each lesson consists of explanatory notes followed by a simple training exercise to try.