Starfish Early Alert

Starfish Early Alert for Faculty & Staff

What is Starfish Early Alert?

Starfish Early Alert is a communication tool that supports student success, retention, and completion by building community and facilitating improved communication between students, faculty, and campus services. Starfish Early Alert provides a convenient way to track your students and provide just-in-time interventions based on the student’s needs.

What can Starfish Early Alert do for you?

As faculty and staff, you can communicate with students and student support service areas on a variety of issues. Items will be tied to your course roster or relationship with the student in Starfish. Previously raised flags, referrals, and kudos can be tracked using the tracking screen to see the status or feedback on your concern. As of Fall 2018, you can complete the following activities in Starfish Early Alert.

How does Starfish Early Alert work?

Starfish Early Alert will send automatic emails to students and/or student service areas addressing your concern. General Concern Flags, RC Behavioral Concern Flags, and DSP&S Referrals will NOT be emailed to the student. All other flags and kudos will be emailed directly to the student, prompting the student to contact their instructor regarding the issue. The concern may then be closed once an issue has been addressed Starfish Early Alert will send automatic emails to students and/or student service areas addressing your concern. General Concern Flags, RC Behavioral Concern Flags, and DSP&S Referrals will NOT be emailed to the student. All other flags and kudos will be emailed directly to the student, prompting the student to contact their instructor regarding the issue. The concern may then be closed once an issue has been addressed

How do I use Starfish Early Alert?

To access Starfish Early Alert, log into your My Portal using your single sign-on credentials and click the Starfish link. Once logged into Starfish; 1) click on the Menu bar in the upper left corner and 2) select Students, My Students.

To learn more about Starfish, please join the Canvas Starfish Early Alert course or email your questions to starfishquestions@reedleycollege.edu