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The Progress Survey allows an instructor to send alerts related to four different aspects of academic performance (attendance, participation, assignments, and tests). Each aspect identified as a concern will generate its own standardized email directly to the student.


  1. Access Starfish through: 
    1. myCourses by clicking the Starfish button or the hyperlink
    2. SIS by clicking the Starfish button in your faculty center 
  2. From the Starfish homepage, click the survey link for the appropriate course
  3. Complete the progress survey *Click here for instructional video



    1. For each student on the class roster, check the box for the area that you are most concerned
      1. When you select a tracking item in the survey, a green (plus) will appear by the students name
      2. Click on the green (plus) and type your comment in the text box, comments should be addressed directly to the student

    2. If you do not have concerns about a student, do not check anything, leave the default “No Concerns” checked, no email is sent to the student
  4. Once you have completed the survey, click Submit
    1. There is a “Save Draft” option if you do not have time to complete a survey in one sitting IMPORTANT: Saved drafts do not get submitted when the survey closes, instructors must click submit before the survey closes for alerts to be sent to the student(s)
    2. After a survey is submitted it cannot be re-opened, however you can still raise a flag and send an alert to a student
    3. If there are no students in the course who need an alert, you still need to submit the survey so it is recorded as viewed/complete


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