Common Beacon terms
Deployment - Deployments are created by Super Users using Organizational Units that allow schools/districts to create a unique set of users, settings, and Escalation Lists tailored to that specific group of students. Only the users that are permitted to access a deployment can see that particular deployment.
Escalation List - The list of selected users who will receive notifications, and the order in which they will be notified of new alerts.
Phase - Our Beacon algorithm can detect and categorize 5 different phases of at-risk behavior. Those phases are Active Planning, Suicide Ideation, Self Harm, Help and Support, Suicide Research. To learn more about the different phases, please click here.
User Permissions or Roles - Access levels granted to staff members that determine their privileges within the Beacon platform. To learn more about the different User Permissions, please click here.
Alert Card - When an alert is triggered, a card will be generated on the Beacon dashboard The card will contain detailed information about the alert, including the browsing activity, phase, action(s) taken, and Guardian contact information. To learn more about alert cards, please click here.
Staff Notifications- When a new alert is generated, a notification will be sent to the Escalation List. Notifications for Active Planning alerts are required but the remaining four phases are optional as selected by your Super User or Super Counselor.
Dashboard- Where all alert cards for a deployment are located. Multiple filtering options are available to easily locate specific alert card(s). Each deployment will have its own secure dashboard. To learn more about the Beacon dashboard, please click here.