September 7th, 2011

Dear Partners,

For the upcoming monthly release on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, the following changes will be put on the live system.  Please familiarize yourself with these changes by trying them on the test site and please do not hesitate to let us know if you have questions.

IT Team

Upcoming Changes

1. E-mail Address Verification - When a student or host family signs up for a login account, he or she needs to verify the ownership of the provided email address by click the link in the mail sent from our system to the provided email address.  This email address will then be used as the login name to gain access to the online application system. Partner staff can customize the email template through the E-mail Notification Module in the template named "GL - Email Verification".

2. Lotus Notes ID Request in AFS Directory - Partner administrator can now be able to make a Lotus Notes ID request through the AFS Directory via the Login Account tab in Profile page of the user.

3. Staff can send email to participant and/or family - This is a new feature in batch email precess that staff can be able to send informing email to participant and cc family or email only to participant or family by selecting the send email option.