Advisor and staff resources center

Advisor How-To videos for STARS 2.0. Full training sessions by user role are listed below. 

General Training Resources

Advisor and Appointment Calendar Functions

Cognos Report Trainings

Additional Resources

  • FAQ: Review our frequently asked questions on STARS 2.0.
  • Training Contacts for Academic Advisors: Find a trainer in your respective school or college.
  • ATA Canvas site - Stars 2.0 module with unblurred training videos as well as recording of STARS 2.0 Advisor training session (enrollment required through ATA)
  • If you would like to create a unique Category or Tag in STARS to better identify groups of students, please contact

Stars 2.0 Training

Training on the STARS 2.0 platform is offered once a month through the WSU Advisor Training Academy via MS Teams. Training covers both the Reporter and the Advisor role permissions.

Part 1 of each training will cover content for both the Advisor and Reporter role including the student profile, advanced search, watchlists and reports (9 to 10:30 a.m.). All users with Advisor or Reporter role should plan to attend part 1.

Part 2 of each training session concentrates on the Advisor role only and covers appointment availability, user settings, managing appointments, and appointment campaigns (10:30 - 11 a.m.). Only those with an Advisor role should attend part 2.

NOTE: Access to STARS 2.0 is only provisioned through a BAO via the access request process. BAOs and supervisors can review role descriptions on the Stars BAO page.

Training dates are listed below along with a link to RSVP. 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024

Monday, July 8, 2024

Monday, August 12, 2024

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Cognos advsior report training

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.
Monday, August 5, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.

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Stars Campaign training:

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 2-3 p.m.

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For all training sessions, you will be sent a meeting invite with an MS Teams link prior to training. Please reach out to Kate Bernas (ab9599) with questions.