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Why Use Starfish?

"Students succeed when they are engaged with an informed, connected, campus community"

Starfish is a platform that creates a network of communication between faculty, students, and Student Service staff to support student success. Starfish provides a central location to connect students to the people and services providing intentional just-in-time intervention throughout the student journey.

Starfish has the fastest time to value of any student success software, so you see results in the first year. Over 500+ colleges and universities rely on Starfish for predictive analytics, intervention management and personalized advising. As a result, Starfish schools achieve greater growth in graduation rates, exceed retention goals, and set the standard for all colleges and universities that prioritize the student experience.

"Starfish provides real-time access to student data and grades to help faculty, advisors and students make informed choice to support their journey."

Starfish is a holistic student success platform that eliminates the gap between data and action. It uncovers hidden information so you can pinpoint risk and act immediately to remove obstacles and drive success for all students. Within a single platform, Starfish unites an entire campus to take coordinated actions at key points when a student needs support.

Starfish can help you;

  • easily share concerns with the appropriate people at the right time to make an impact on a student's success,
  • send motivating messages of support to your students who are participating and improving,
  • open an email within the platform and give feedback,
  • set your office hours and let students book appointments with you through Starfish.

Have You Sent Any Kudos Lately?

A little encouragement goes a long way, especially during this time of year. Boost your students' moods and motivation by sending out kudos in Starfish!

Not familiar with kudos?

Kudos are a type of Starfish notification designed to send positive feedback directly to your students. Students are very responsive to kudos that let them know their efforts are recognized and appreciated.

How to send a Kudos to students

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Getting Started with Starfish

Accessing Starfish

  • You can login to Starfish from the CCRI home page or from within your Blackboard course.
  • Read more about how to logging into Starfish.

Setting Up Your Profile

Setting Up Your Profile

The Starfish Institutional Profile is what students and others in the Starfish system see - including your picture, contact information, and background. Some information is automatically populated from Banner. Make sure to review the information for accuracy and add anything that may be missing.

Setting Up Office Hours

Setting Up Appointment Preferences

Office Hours allows you to set times that you are available and enables students to make appointments with you. Appointments through Starfish also provide confirmations and reminders for students. The first time you login to Starfish, Starfish will provide a ‘wizard’ to walk you through setting up your office hours, which enables students to schedule time with you.

Respond to a Progress Survey

Respond to a Progress Survey

Starfish Progress Surveys are a concise way to raise Flags and Kudos on students during critical points during the semester. You will receive an email when a survey is ready to be completed. Each email has a link to survey for each class that semester. Each survey asks you to review your roster and raise any flags, kudos, or referrals needed.


Additional Tutorial Videos

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