Starfish is a communication tool used by Minot State University faculty, staff and students to support student academic success. Students do not succeed alone but are more successful when direct faculty-student communication is combined with effective support from advisors and other support staff on campus.

Starfish may be accessed through Blackboard or by clicking on the direct link below:

Starfish Login Page (Starfish works best in Chrome and Firefox)

All users should update their profile and account preferences to ensure accurate contact information is available at all times. Other settings to verify include appointment preferences and email notifications.

Faculty and staff have the ability to access and filter student academic information, send communication, and record notes within Starfish.

The Starfish Early Alert program is a university-wide collaborative effort enabling instructors to give praise (kudos) or raise concerns (flags) regarding students' academic performance early in the term. Communication is sent to students regarding available resources and advisors/support staff are asked to reach out to the student where appropriate.


For Starfish assistance please contact:

Tammy Wolf
Tutoring and Starfish Coordinator