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Raising a Flag or Kudo allows an instructor to send a performance update directly to the student.  The system will generate a standardized email that is sent directly to the student.  Flags and Kudos can be sent at anytime during the semester.  

  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 Students drop-down in the top navigation
  3. Select My Students to view a list of all undergraduate students to whom you have a connections

  4. From My Students or the Student Folder you can manually raise a flag or kudo at any point during the term
  5. From My Students, select the student(s) to receive a Flag or Kudo by checking the box next to their name
  6. From the navigation bar, select Flag or Kudo 
  7. Select the appropriate tracking item (area of concern or recognition) from the dropdown menu
  8. Add comments, addressing them to the student, these comments will be sent to the student in an automated email (you can see sample emails on the Starfish Communications page) 
  9. Select the related course from the Course Context dropdown menu

  10. Click Save to submit and the appropriate communication will be sent to the student