Beacon Management System
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. And new for 2018; it is anticipated that you will soon be able to apply for a new membership or renew your existing membership online.
There are 3 levels of access to Beacon:-
1. PUBLIC ACCESS
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. MEMBER ACCESS
If you are a current paid up 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. SYSTEM USER ACCESS
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 the main Beacon User Guide (v13, updated August 2018) and Carlton & Gedling’s own custom User Guide chapters below.
|01||Introduction to Beacon||v9||4 Jan 2018|
|02||How to login as a Member||v14||30 Mar 2018|
|03||How to login as a System User||v7||4 Jan 2018|
|04||Emails and Letters||v12||30 Mar 2018|
|05||Login as a Committee Member||v6||4 Jan 2018|
|06||Login as a Group Convenor||v16||30 Mar 2018|
|07||Login as a Groups Coordinator||v10||4 Jan 2018|
|08||Login as Membership Secretary||v20||19 Jan 2018|
|09||Login as Newsletter Editor||v15||4 Jan 2018|
|10||Login as Treasurer||v4||4 Jan 2018|
|11||File Downloads||v6||8 Jan 2018|
|12||How to apply for Membership online||v1||16 Jan 2018|
|13||How to renew your Membership online||v2||30 Mar 2018|
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.