Posted Posted in Tips and Tricks

This month’s tip for using Beacon is about spellling. As you may know, the Beacon software does not currently include a spellchecker. However, many web browsers now include a facility for checking spelling within the browser itself. One example is Google Chrome, which has a spellchecker that is usually enabled by default. If you’d like […]

News on Beacon News

Posted Posted in Beacon

Our talented newsletter editor, Ken Wheatley, has decided to take a break from Beacon duties for a few short months. We look forward to Ken’s return and thank him for his time and expertise in making Beacon News a regular fixture. In the meantime, you may have noticed that the format of Beacon News has […]

Beacon Upgrade: where we are now

Posted Posted in Beacon Upgrade

After the Third Age Trust’s AGM on Thursday, Sam Mauger (Chief Executive) updated the conference on the progress of the Beacon Upgrade Project. The event was the perfect opportunity to bring members up to date with the work that has been taking place over the past months. If you weren’t able to attend, do not […]

Supporting Beacon Users

Posted Posted in Beacon Support

The Beacon helpdesk, which was announced in the previous edition of Beacon News, has been gratefully received by Beacon users who find themselves in a spot of bother. If you are a Beacon user and you have a problem, issue or query, simply visit help.beacon.u3a.org.uk or follow the links from the Beacon website. From there, […]

Beacon goes to the Conference

Posted Posted in News

The national U3A conference took place this week in Nottingham, and representatives of the Beacon Team were on hand to spread the word about the benefits of using Beacon to the many U3As present at the Conference. Frank Bailey (Beacon Support Lead), Marilyn Lean (Beacon Joining Lead) and John Hopkins (Beacon Engagement Lead) ran three […]

“It makes my life easier!”

Posted Posted in Testimonial

This month, Sue Anderton, who is the Archaeology Group Leader at Lancaster & Morecambe U3A, shares her Beacon experience I have been using Beacon for over a year now as one of a group of Leaders who manage the Lancaster & Morecambe U3A Archaeology Group. The group currently has 194 members of which only 29 […]