Chard, Ilminster & District

Beacon Management

THE BEACON SYSTEM AND HOW TO USE IT

BEACON is an online 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 Calendar and to send emails to members.

There are 2 levels of access to Beacon:-

1. PUBLIC ACCESS
Click Public Groups to see the public version of the Groups List. Click on any Group in the list for additional information about the group.
Click Public Calendar to see the public version of the Calendar. For more information about navigating around the Calendar, click Calendar Help.

2. SYSTEM USER ACCESS
Group Leaders and Committee members can click here to log into Beacon as a System User and update certain information within the site, depending on the access rights associated with their role, as described in the main Beacon User Guide (at the bottom of the Beacon Home page) and in Chard, Ilminster & District’s own custom User Guides below.

Chard, Ilminster & District Beacon User Guides
Chapter Index
1. Log in as a System User
2. Emails and Letters
3. Login as a Committee Member
4. Login as a Group Leader
5. Login as a Groups Co-ordinator
6. Login as Membership Secretary (under development)
7. Login as Newsletter Editor

BEACON TRAINING FOR GROUP LEADERS

Click to open Beacon Help for a Group Leader
The document contains a series of short lessons covering various areas of Beacon that are likely to be used by Group leaders. Each lesson consists of explanatory notes followed by a simple training exercise to try.

Please do not hesitate to call me on 01460 61615 or email me at cidbeacon@gmail.com if you have any problems or would like practical help at your home or mine. Mo Chilvers, Beacon Co-ordinator.

With grateful thanks to Carlton & Gedling U3A for giving us permission to use and adapt their Beacon help and training pages for our own use.