October News for our District Partners

More than a month into the new school year and we are pleased to report that engagement is at an all-time high – with more than 500 districts that have signed agreements to participate in Texas College Bridge, and nearly 40,000 students actively taking our free courses!  


With this increased volume of interest and activity, we are asking for your assistance this month – and making several requests that will help our small team (Timi and Maria) work more efficiently to help ALL districts get up and running smoothly, as soon as possible.

Need Help with the basics of Texas College Bridge?

If you have basic questions about Texas College Bridge, such as:

  • How do I monitor progress of students taking courses? 
  • Where do I find information about the essay assignment?
  • How do I add teacher accounts?


The fastest and easiest way to get answers to basic implementation questions is to watch our new, on demand Video Tutorial Series. We have two sets of video tutorials available, for districts and for teachers.  The tutorials are short (mostly 5-10 minutes per video) and cover all the basic questions, many of which we are currently receiving via email.

Video Tutorials for Districts
Video Tutorials for Teachers

In addition to the video tutorial series, we have extensive support resources and more in-depth video recordings available – for example, about EdReady Student Data and Reporting – on our website and in our online help center


Please help us help you by first checking our online resources and help center prior to emailing us.  Thank you!

New Video Resource: Student TSDS Data NA?

Recently, we have been working with districts to correct student data where TSDS data is missing (marked NA).  Working together, we have been able to find most students in TEA's database and have been able to retrieve the student's TSDS number – by correcting the student’s name and DOB.

To help correct missing TSDS data, we need you to do the following:

  • Filter student data by the TSDS field – showing students with "NA."
  • Update the first name and last name to match the official school record EXACTLY.
  • Check DOB and update if it's incorrect.
  • Delete the TSDS custom field.

To support you with this process, we have created this short demonstration video, walking through the screen shots step by step.

September PLC Session - Recording Available

Our last PLC session for District Leaders covered a handful of important topics for districts:   

  • Course delivery
  • Course credit/Submission of PEIMS
  • The essay assignment
  • Students completing early
  • Student registration and data accuracy
  • Monitoring Student Progress


If you were unable to attend the session and have detailed questions about any of these topics, please access the session slides and recording:

September PLC Recording - Access HERE

September PLC Slide Deck - Access HERE

October PLC Session - Register Now

We will continue to host PLC sessions for district coordinators and teachers over the coming months. These sessions do not cover program basics (covered in the video tutorials) but provide an opportunity to ask questions and share best practices for TCB implementation with districts across the state. 

District Coordinator PLC – Register HERE

  • Monday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m. 

Need to speak with us?  


Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 pm, we host Live Office Help Hours via Zoom meeting, with additional days and times offered periodically.  Please join us for this open drop-in session for personalized, face to face answers to your questions.

Live Office Help Hours

Reminder: Update District Coordinator contacts


To help ensure success for your ISD this school year, if you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to update our list of District Coordinator contacts and add or remove staff as appropriate. Thank you!

Please feel free to share this email with district and campus CCMR leaders, curriculum and instruction staff and high school principals or with anyone you think might be interested.
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