Starfish | SCC


Starfish is a place for you to go to connect to people and services that can help you. You can raise your hand and reach out when you are have a question or a challenge with anything that is getting in the way of your success at SCC. Your instructors can use Starfish to raise flags, to-dos, kudos, and referrals to let you know what is going on or to connect you to people who can help you.

You can access Starfish by clicking on the tab in MyPath or through Blackboard.  

You may have already received email notifications from Starfish that an instructor has raised tracking items for you. Below you can learn what each tracking item means and what next steps you can take.  

Instructors can raise flags about coursework and other concerns. These flags are to keep you up to date and informed about your progress both in the classroom and in your academic career. Each flag will send you an email notification that includes details about the flag and your instructor’s notes. Follow up with your instructor for more information or visit any of the helpful links in the email notification if they are listed.  

We want to make sure you know that your hard work is not going unnoticed. We see you and the progress you are making towards your academic and career goals. Anytime you get email notifications for these tracking items, give yourself a pat on the back. Great work!

Referrals are a great way that instructors and advisors can get you connected with helpful services on campus. Need help with career advice? Talk with your instructor or College Navigator and then they can raise a referral. An email will be sent to you with helpful information and an email will be sent to contacts at the service of interest. This way those at Career Services, for example, can reach out to you and get you the information you need.  

With everything going on with courses and college life, sometimes it is good to be reminded of things you need to do to keep you on track. To-dos are used to do just that. Email notifications are sent to your email when one is raised. Contact your instructor, advisor, or College Navigator for more information on the steps you need to take to complete this to-do.  

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