Dear Beacon Users and Community, I am writing to update you on progress – and some problems – with Beacon. First of all, the existing system continues to perform well, and to provide u3as with a solid basis for administering membership and activities. We shall be continuing to maintain the existing system with help from […]
Where do you go if you need help with Beacon? Learn about the difference between the forum and help centre.
The Beacon team invite you to Beacon for Networks, an opportunity for those involved with u3a networks to learn about what Beacon can do for them and their u3as, and an opportunity to tell us what you’d like to see. You can find a full agenda and you can reserve your place at https://beacon-for-networks-feb21.eventbrite.co.uk/.
We recently published an article from the Beacon 2 Project team describing their approach to specifying Beacon 2. This article describes how design of the member records part of the system is being achieved through the medium of wireframes, non-functional mockups of the main design elements. Note that at this stage the screens shown are […]
We recently published a statement from our delivery partner, APT Solutions, about the challenges the upgrade project had faced in 2020 and what had been planned to enable us to move forward positively in 2021. This month we bring you an update on our progress against those plans. We’ll include further such updates in each […]
The Beacon Help Centre has a new section, Beacon 1 Service Notifications. Details of incidents and notices affecting Beacon 1 are being published on the Help Centre and you can choose to receive emails notifying you of new events. For more details read Beacon 1 Service Notifications on the Beacon Help Centre.
Beacon People is a series of posts about u3a volunteers working on the Beacon project. Today we feature John Alexander who leads the documentation sub team. This is a large job as there are a lot of documents, internal and external, to write, maintain and manage. This is what John said to us. What is […]
Third Age Trust Trading has announced that the fees payable by u3as for using Beacon has been frozen at £1 per member for the 2021/22 financial year.
Photo by Stephen Phillips – Hostreviews.co.uk on Unsplash Roy Biggs, the Team Lead for on-going help, gives us the following tips on how to maximise the chances of your Beacon email being delivered successfully, and how to approach problem-solving if problems do arise. An Insight to email Issues When a problem occurs with Beacon email, […]
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Our Beacon 2 development partner, APT Solutions, has issued the following message to all u3a members. As we approach the end of the year we wanted to share a brief u3a-wide update on the ‘New Beacon’ project and outline our current plans for the new year. Project Update & […]