Beacon users will, regrettably, be well aware of the issues we are currently experiencing with Beacon. Users are occasionally being confronted with a ‘502’ error screen. This means that the Beacon server has not properly responded to your request. We have discovered that this is being driven by an overwhelming increase in the number of […]
u3a Network and Region representatives were invited to join us at this session on Beacon. In this session, we covered What does Beacon do for u3as? Beacon 2 What does Beacon do for u3a Networks? Beacon help and support The presenters were Frank Bailey, Beacon National Support Lead; Ken Wheatley, Beacon Communications sub-Team Lead; and […]
We have decided to extend the Beacon User Forum to all U3As, regardless of whether or not they are using Beacon yet, so that it can be used as a place for U3A members to share ideas and support each other.
In response to the ongoing situation relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Beacon Team and the Third Age Trust are taking a number of steps which are described in this post.
On 27th February a Beacon presentation will be held in Newton Abbott for U3As in Devon which do not yet use Beacon.
The Beacon Upgrade team has been busy lately, working with U3A members and with APT to specify what Beacon should do in the future.
Jane Bailey, Advice and Volunteer Manager, met 33 Beacon Supporters in Birmingham. Hear what Jane thought, and what else happened at the meeting.
Member lists are at the heart of the Beacon system, and there are several features and tools available to users to make it easy to select some, all or none of the members on a given list – so you don’t need to tick them off one by one On all lists, you can click […]
Beacon site administrator Andy from Canterbury and District U3A explains what led his U3A to implement Beacon and how they have benefited. Canterbury & District have been Beacon users since December 2017. In common with many long-established U3As, in the early days we did admin with spreadsheets. Later, we progressed to a Microsoft Access […]
Following my last notes in the Beacon Newsletter on using the Beacon Finance Package, where I presented a case for using a membership ledger in order to keep the current account uncluttered. Another area of the Finance Package which gets a bad press is its lack of ability to deal with accruals. In my discussions […]