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Frequently Asked Questions -- Starfish

Starfish is an on-line early alert program and intervention tool to support student academic success. 

Faculty can inform students of their academic performance within a course by raising flags (concerns), kudos (praise), and referring students to support resources.  An automatic email is sent to the student and their assigned academic advisor.

Students can stay informed of their progress in courses and take action on flags and referrals by viewing your Starfish folder and reading your QMail.


On your Blackboard home page, under My Courses click on "Student Orientation Course to Blackboard, Starfish and Collaborate".   Click on Starfish page to access the Getting Started Guide for Students and other valuable resources.

Faculty and Staff

On your Blackboard home page, under My Courses, click on Starfish Training for Faculty and Staff. Here you will find the Faculty Getting Started Guide and other valuable resources including videos, web links, and face-to-face training dates.