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Updating Your Profile

Click here to view a helpful "Getting Started Guide" PDF.

Click on the links below to videos with more information on how to get the most out of your Starfish experience. 

Updating your profile

Email notifications and tracking

Updating your office hours

Using Flags and Kudos

Starfish provides users with the ability to interact with their students through a number of tracking items, which may be used to raise alerts (Flag students), provide encouragement (give Kudos), and refer students to available people or campus resources (raise Referrals). Flags and Kudos are available through the Starfish Early Alert. Referrals are part of the Starfish Connect. Starfish Early Alert also includes a Progress Survey feature that can be used to quickly gather information from instructors at key moments in the term. Starfish Connect includes a Success Plan feature to raise sets of Referrals and to-do's that form a plan for student success.

Raise a Flag to alert the student and/or staff of a student issue or concern related to a course or to some other aspect of the student's academic career. Often a Flag triggers an email to the student about the Flag, with the comment that was made by the person who raised the Flag. Flags might also trigger email notifications to staff members.

Add Kudos to acknowledge positive progress/achievements of students. Kudos almost always include an email to the student with the comments of the person who is adding the Kudos.

System-Raised Alerts:

Starfish at LETU has system-raised alerts that are Flags raised automatically by Starfish based on specific data conditions. System flags include:

  • Course grade average lower than 70%
  • Anytime a student fails to log into Canvas for 5 consecutive days

System-raised alerts are processed as part of Starfish's daily processing. After Starfish has imported the most current data from your SIS and/or LMS (typically overnight), Starfish will evaluate which system-raised Flags should be triggered and raise Flags on the appropriate students. Notifications regarding these Flags will be sent after this processing has completed. System-raised Flags may also clear themselves automatically when the condition that caused the Flag to be raised no longer exists (e.g. a student's grade rises above the 70% threshold). 

 

Set Starfish Email Preferences

Navigate to your Profile

  • Log in to Starfish
  • Go to your profile"
    • Click the triple bar or "hamburger" icon in the upper left
    • Then click on your name

Update your appointment preferences

Use these settings to create a meeting location(s) and to see appointment scheduling deadlines.

  • Click the Appointment Preferences tab
  • in the Basics section, select your default settings for appointment ("office hours") blocks.
  • If you want to set a scheduling deadline for students, choose that here.
    • NOTE: This does not prevent a student from canceling the scheduled meeting at any point.
  • Under My Locations, click Add Location and add the office address to be used by students when coming to meet with you.
  • Under Calendar Managers, add another Starfish user who can add and edit Starfish appointments for you, if desired.
    • NOTE: Calendar Managers must be users of Starfish and can be in any role.
  • Click Submit
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