Our website is valuable to U3A Tawa not only as a frequently-updating electronic newsletter but also as an admin tool for keeping track of members and their courses.
The admin package saves score of hours of otherwise tedious administration using spreadsheets. However, it has recently been prey to a number of technically small but irritating niggles that are now, we believe, cured. We apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused.
We suddenly learned that changing the names of courses had some unexpected effects that baffled members signing up to new courses.
Recently we realised that we had no means to remove finished courses or to add phone numbers to enrolments that were made without phone numbers. Now we have those essential tools.
We stumbled at sending website emails re the mid-year meeting to those with email addresses. These issues (that were related to a third-party server) have been modified and are expected now to be much more reliable. We will also seek confirmation of receipt of such important mails.
We can now provide personal calendars when requested. These were sent out again in early July. We have had responses from many members along the lines of: “good work”, ”I am most impressed” and “well done”.
While minor IT problems will occur at times we do constantly seek improvements. The website can on the whole be fairly described as a success.
(You may also notice that several articles on this Home page have links to additional pages with more details. We hope you find this helpful.)