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Summer Students BroncoConnect, Powered by Starfish

The BroncoConnect resource pages provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the many features available to students, faculty, staff, and advisors through the Starfish Retention Solutions software.

BroncoConnect, powered by Starfish

BroncoConnect is a user-friendly software that connects students with campus resources and campus resources with each other. BroncoConnect is the FSU branding for a suite of products from Starfish by Hobsons.  BroncoConnect facilitates connections by

  • Allowing instructors to raise flags on students if they have concerns about attendance or performance in their classes.  These flags are immediately sent to students, advisors, and other campus student success professionals. BroncoConnect also allows instructors to provide positive reinforcement through kudos for good work or improvement.
  • Enabling advisors to filter advisees based on flags raised or other risk criteria (e.g., cumulative GPA).  Advisors can set up appointments with advisees and record the results of those advising communications.  Advisors can set up success plans for at-risk advisees and track their use of success plans.
  • Alerting students to flags raised on them and informing them of campus resources available to assist them.   Students can make appointments for academic support, advising, or other resources directly from their portal.
  • Permitting student success units such as academic support to set up and manage their services, from tutors to appointments. Coordinators can attach their services to specific courses, so that when students or instructors log in to BroncoConnect, they will automatically see the services relevant to them.

BroncoConnect is available to every FSU student, instructor, and staff member as a tool in Blackboard.  To access BroncoConnect, simply log in to Canvas, click account, click profile, and click on the link to BroncoConnect.

For more information

about BroncoConnect, see the linked pages for

If you have additional questions or concerns after reading through this information, you are welcome to contact Amyn Abduk-Khaliq, Retention Data Specialist, at

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