Bridge Review

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Bridge At A Glance

Good: Offers scalable tools for all learning tasks, from content creation to progression tracking.
Bad: Gamification features are not offered.
Bottom Line: A dynamic employee development solution with an LMS at the core of its offering focused on corporate training and employee engagement.

Product Overview

More than a learning management system, the Bridge employee development software focuses on developing the whole employee, from onboarding to exit. Bridge’s LMS helps companies create a learning culture that engages and develops employees, and is easy to use with robust learning features, like native course authoring, quizzes, custom learning pathways and programs.

Its integrated technology helps organizations increase engagement by making learning and training a part of employees’ and managers’ day-to-day workflows, with performance, mentoring and coaching, and analytics tools.

Features

Bridge was developed to streamline corporate training tasks while making content more engaging for employees. Some of its top features are:

  • Off-the-shelf Courses – Access off-the-shelf courses that you can easily edit and customize to fit a company’s style, tone or content.
  • Mobile First – Bridge’s responsive platform design optimizes for all mobile devices.
  • Reports and dashboards – Track the engagement, competency and progression of learners with user-friendly dashboards, centralized reports and survey results for key training insights.
  • Roles and permissions – Use Bridge’s default permissions or customize them to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Content creation – Create new content with Bridge’s native authoring tool or leverage existing content through a PPT and SCORM upload tool. Include a variety of formats, such as pictures, videos and/or audio to make your courses more engaging.
  • Custom branding – Customize Bridge with your company’s logo, color scheme and more.
  • Import Data – Get data from your current customer relationship management (CRM) or human resource information system (HRIS) into Bridge easily using Bridge’s Auto-CSV functionality or a number of HRIS integrations.
  • Smart groups/sub-accounts – Use Smart Groups within Bridge as well as sub-accounts to easily distribute learning courses and programs to multiple departments of an organization and/or multiple companies under one parent company.
  • Course index – A central hub of created courses allows instructors to edit, copy or update course content.
  • Course progression indicators – Each course has easy-to-follow indicators to track each employee’s progression through training material.
  • Discussions – Create scheduled or impromptu discussion groups around course materials to get employees engaged in content.
  • Email reminders – Automate or manually send notifications to keep employees aware of training deadlines and new content.
  • API and webhooks – Through both an API and event-triggering webhoooks, administrators can build scripts or applications to leverage learning data from Bridge.

Target Market

Bridge aims to help educational and corporate organizations bring rich content to their learners, no matter the size or industry. We’ve listed 10 of its clients below:

  • Slack
  • Time
  • Tesla
  • Pepperdine University
  • Workfront
  • Swift Transportation
  • Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
  • Movement Mortgage
  • 1-800-Contacts
  • Clemson University

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Implementation/Integration

Bridge’s learning management platforms are cloud-based, making implementation a quick, simple process.

Customer Service & Support

Bridge has a support page where users can find their own answers, join community groups and share ideas.

In addition the vendor’s customer service representatives are available via email and phone.

Pricing

Bridge has three pricing plans that allow companies to purchase its LMS, performance management and engagement products individually or all together. Note that the plans is billed annually and is subject to a minimum contract size starting at $12,500. Premium implementation and training services are available for a fee. The three plans are:

  • Learning – The Learning plan starts at $3 per user, per month and includes all of the features of the Bridge LMS, such as course authoring, live training, customizable learning paths, reporting, on-demand content and phone and email support.
  • Learning + Performance – The Learning + Performance plan starts at $9 per user, per month and includes all of the features of the Learning plan, plus performance management features, such as goal setting, one-on-ones, skills assessments, talent review and career development.
  • Learning + Performance + Engagement – This plan starts at $12 per user, per month and includes all of the features of the Learning + Performance plan, plus employee engagement surveys, a question library, survey authoring, anonymous follow-ups, heatmap reports, sentiment analysis and analytics dashboards.

Shortcomings

Bridge doesn’t offer gamification features.

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About

Instructure was founded in 2008 with the mission to create software that makes people smarter.

Building on this goal, the vendor launched Canvas in 2011, which is now used by over 6,000 universities, school districts and institutions globally. Bridge was launched in 2015 to change the way employees engage with training materials.

Bridge received the 2020 Stevie Award for Great Employers in two categories: Achievement in HR Technology and Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic.

In 2021, Bridge was acquired by Learning Technologies Group (LTG), a technology and services provider for digital learning and talent management.

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