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 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.
Click View Public Calendar to see the basic public version of the Calendar, as shown in the 2nd photo on the right. For more information about navigating around the Calendar, visit the Calendar page.
2. MEMBER ACCESS
If you are a current paid up member of Mapperley and District 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, renew your membership online, 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 (updated December 2017) and Mapperley and Distict’s own custom User Guide chapters below.
|01||Introduction to Beacon||v1||22 Feb 2018|
|02||How to login as a Member||v1||25 Feb 2018|
|03||How to login as a System User||v1||25 Feb 2018|
|04||Emails and Letters||v2||18 Mar 2018|
|05||Login as a Committee Member||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|06||Login as a Group Convenor||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|07||Login as a Groups Coordinator||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|08||Login as Membership Secretary||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|09||Login as Newsletter Editor||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|10||Login as Treasurer||v1||28 Feb 2018|
|11||File Downloads||v1||28 Feb 2018|
BEACON TRAINING FOR CONVENORS
Click to open Beacon Training for convenors|
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.