Starfish is a primary way professors communicate with students. Professors use Starfish
to send kudos, or to refer students to tutoring or success counseling. You can access
Starfish through Blackboard.
If you get a notice via Starfish, it will include instructions on your next steps.
Here's an overview of how to use Starfish:
Make an Appointment in Starfish
You can get to Starfish by logging in to Blackboard, then click on Starfish under
Faculty can raise notification flags on students at any time during the semester.
Three times per semester, a survey is sent out asking instructors to comment specifically
on how their students are doing at that time. When raised, these flags will provide
interven-tion information for the student to assist them in successfully completing
their courses. Faculty can also raise referrals to academic and intervention departments
as well as sending “kudos!” to students who are doing well or are improving.