Starfish Training Materials

For Faculty

South Texas College has implemented the Starfish Early Alert system to assist in communication between faculty and students. Starfish is a tool that should increase engagement between students, faculty, and support services. Starfish provides a venue for interventions to help students succeed. It also contains information about resources and support services available to students.

In an effort to optimize Starfish utilization, faculty are reminded that they must set up or update their Starfish profiles. In addition, faculty are asked that they either set-up or update their office hours so that students can schedule an appointment to meet with faculty when a flag is raised.

During the first and second week of the semester, faculty should remind students to also create or update their Starfish profiles and contact information. Please remind students that if a flag is raised, they should schedule an appointment to meet with the faculty member who raised the flag. This will help in providing the student with proper interventions or resources.

Below are some links to Starfish Tutorials, which were designed to help guide faculty who would like to know how to set up their faculty profile, create or update office hours, and how to raise and/or clear a flag:

For Students

South Texas College wants to ensure that you are aware of some of the tools that are available to help you successfully complete your course(s). To accomplish this, South Texas College implemented the Starfish Early Alert system to assist with communication between faculty, support services, and students. Starfish has many capabilities to help you succeed in your course(s).

If your instructor raises a flag, you will be notified via email. If you receive an alert that a flag has been raised, please make an appointment to see your instructor so that he/she can provide you with resources or tools to help you succeed. Using Starfish, you can schedule an appointment to meet with your professor to discuss the flag and learn about options available to you. You can also use Starfish to raise your hand to ask your professor or advisor for assistance.

Below are some links to Starfish Tutorials, which were designed to help guide students in creating or updating their profiles and how to Raise Your Hand:

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