Starfish is an online communication tool that offers you early and ongoing feedback regarding your academic success. The system also shows the people and offices that make up your Connections/Support Network. Communicating with your instructor, advisor, coach, or any support office you may need has never been easier.
Starfish is about you, for you!
You may receive alerts/notification emails from Starfish indicating where a concern might be. You may also receive a kudos (compliment) email. The notifications are to keep you in the loop on how you are progressing (see below for a full list of notifications).
Visit the Starfish Overview Videoto learn more.
Select the Starfish Tab at the top of the page in myRedDragon. To set up your institutional profile, select the hamburger menu and your name to edit your profile. Make sure you input your cell number so we can reach out to you directly. Under Notifications, set your preference to get a reminder for appointments!
Starfish is fairly new to our campus so not every faculty member or advisor uses Starfish for office or advising hours. But you can check your Dashboard and Connections to see if they have a blue "SCHEDULE" link. If so, select the link and the system walks you through the process to set up a time to meet!
Review the brief video: How to set up an appointment with your academic advisor or instructor.
You might find the overview video to be helpful as well: Starfish Overview Video.
The following provides helpful information on notifications you may receive as well as video tutorials.
If you are not sure where to get help, you can raise your hand and ask for assistance. There are four options:
If an instructor is taking the time to reach out to you, the information is important! Read your emails and respond. Ask for help!! We are here to assist you!
My Connections/My Success Network
Every student will have a network of support (My Connections) that includes your instructors, academic advisor, associate dean, and potentially your coach, or another advisor if you are associated with CURE, EOP or Honors. These are the people or offices that make up your Connections/Success Network.
Every office on campus is here to help you. Two offices are highlighted in My Services: The Learning Center and the Writing Center. These offices focus on supporting academic skills and writing success.
This is an at a glance, alphabetical list of our student support offices available on campus and offers a brief explanation of their services along with contact information!
Select the Raise Your Hand icon to quickly ask for help. The Raise Your Hand feature will send an email to the instructor or office that can assist you.
The Dashboard lists all of the above items at a glance. The Calendar feature is nice to see when your classes are hosted, click on the class for details. Any Notifications will also be displayed. Follow up on these alerts!
All your classes are listed with instructor contact information. If they take attendance in Starfish, that information is also listed on the attendance tab. The agenda tab will display any alerts to help you keep track of your progress. All notifications will show here.
Take some time to explore Starfish! Look around the platform at the information available to you!
If you have questions, need help or want to provide feedback, please contact Advisement and Transition at 607-753-4726 or Starfish@cortland.edu. Thank you.