Starfish Retention SolutionsTM is an early alert and connection tool used by East Carolina University to support student academic success. Working thorough Blackboard, Starfish enables instructors to give praise or raise concerns regarding your academic performance within a course. Called "kudos" and "flags," these notifications are sent to your ECU e-mail account and copied to your advisor.
Please note that not all instructors will be using Starfish. Not receiving a Starfish notification does not indicate good or poor academic performance. You should always speak with your instructors if you are unsure of your academic status on your course.