For Instructors


MU Connect allows instructors to set hours of availability for students to schedule with ease, manage appointments, and record meeting outcomes.

How to Setup Office Hours (Availability) on MU Connect

Early Alert

Early Alert is a communication tool that supports student success. It allows instructors to raise concerns, offer praise or refer students to campus support resources and shares instructors comments with students via email. Instructors can raise “flags” if there is a concern or send “kudos” to students who are performing well in coursework.

Flags and kudos can be raised manually, based on grade book data and/or through responses to a progress survey at four and eight weeks into a semester.

Recommendations for support services are communicated to the students and appropriate personnel are informed of the flags, kudos and/or referrals. Students receiving a flag are put in contact with appropriate support offices, instructors or advisers and are encouraged to use the MU Connect online appointment system to schedule meetings.

Progress Survey Information

The Progress Survey allows an instructor to send alerts at a specific point in time during the semester related to different aspects of academic performance. Each aspect identified as a concern will generate its own standardized email, sent on behalf of the instructor, directly to the student. The concern is also shared with the student’s academic adviser. Academic advisers may reach out to students based on the nature of the flag. While instructors are encouraged to provide useful feedback to students based on their academic performance, there are other methods that can be used in MU Connect to raise flags and kudos.

Spring 2018 Progress Survey Dates and Deadlines

4-Week Progress Surveys

February 6 – 4-Week Progress Survey Deployed

February 14 – 4-Week Progress Survey Due

8-Week Progress Surveys

March 6 – 8-Week Progress Survey Deployed

March 14 – 8-Week Progress Survey Due

How To Fill Out a Progress Survey

Early Alert Documentation

Flag Template Emails (from MU Connect)

When an instructor issues a flag in MU Connect, the student will receive an email regarding the type of flag that was issued.

How to Use the Zoom-In Feature

Kudos Template Emails (from MU Connect)

When an instructor issues a flag in MU Connect, the student will receive an -mail regarding the type of kudos that was issued.

Referrals Template Emails (from MU Connect)

Help Sessions

Help Sessions are available through ET@MO on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m. in 130 Heinkel.