Bridge

Bridge

LMS, Performance Management, & Peer-Peer Video Learning

4.6/5 (60 reviews)

Bridge Overview

Bridge is a one-stop employee centric software solution. Bridge is equipped with a learning management system (LMS), performance management tools, peer-peer video that keeps employees engaged in the workplace.

The Bridge employee development platform covers all the bases in one place: everything an employee needs to develop their skills, from their first day of work to the day they retire. Your HR team & managers have the power to make strategic decisions and meaningful changes from analytic reports and dashboards.

Bridge is commonly used for learning & development, sales enablement, extended enterprise, and leadership development.

Pricing

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Pricing options
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Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Bridge Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
93% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Very good
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Shanta K.

Training is so much better with Bridge!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

Overall - my Bridge experience has been great! I was the one. The CSM team is awesome and Bridge support is very helpful!

Pros

I love that the software technology is up to date and a the features and tools are actually useful and cool to use. My company purchased Bridge Learn last year and we were looking for a system that would allow us to incorporate video training course and structure training plans for our compliance courses and help with engaging our new hires during orientation. We got more than what we expected out of the software! Now with over a year into the system - we are fully implemented at both our TN and Mass facilities and the employees LOVE the fact that now they have a system to help give them the skills they need for their next promotion. Our managers and supervisors love the platform cause it gives them the freedom to develop their staff members how they see fit - and to it is also an opportunity for them to brush up on any skills they feel they need to improve in. Overall the system is great!

Cons

I love everything about the software, but I do wish there was a way to customize the reports. Most of the reports are already determined for the system. But I hope in the future Bridge will create away to do this and allow the admins to create their own reports.

Response from Instructure

Hello Shanta,

Thank you for your review of Bridge! We are happy to hear that Bridge is "cool to use!"

Thank you for the recommendations on reporting. We are always looking for customer feedback to make our products even better!

If you haven't done so already, join our community at https://community.bridgeapp.com. You can submit new feature requests, access free trainings, and connect with other Bridge users!

If you ever need support, please reach out to [email protected]

Also, check out our Learning Center for hundreds of free articles, whitepapers, webinars & e-books:

https://www.getbridge.com/resources/learning-center

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Earl P.

Bridge LMS combines ease of use with great service to provide an excellent e-learning solution

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/01/16
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Is Bridge perfect? No. But it provides great value, intuitive use, and a lot of excellent features, all backed by a great support team. And the fact that there is an attitude of continuous improvement with a strong emphasis on community involvement makes it an LMS that will grow based on real needs from users, not perceived needs from a marketing team that is out of touch with its users.

Pros

Bridge LMS has a very intuitive interface, and provides the ability to tailor user roles to meet virtually any need. Getting up to speed in using it was very easy, and yet I am continually impressed with the "and you can do this, too?" factor, especially when it comes to managing courses and users. In addition, the customer service team at Bridge, combined with an excellent support community, makes it easy to find solutions to challenges - and even provide recommendations for new features and functionality. The ability to author responsive courses within the LMS, or import SCORM, AICC, and Powerpoint files also provides flexibility on getting content to learners. And the overall value is excellent compared to many other LMS options I considered and tested.

Cons

Many of the drawbacks I have found are already in the queue for updates and improvements, such as not being able to duplicate whole programs, but instead having to do it on a course-by-course basis. A couple things I have found that I hope make it to future upgrades, however, include:
1) Improved customization of the pages, especially in sub-accounts. There is some limited ability to customize logos and accent colors throughout the interface, but not much. Likewise, layout options in courses authored within Bridge are also somewhat limited, with no ability to wrap text or customize fonts.
2) Meta tags applied to courses on the master account do not carry to sub-accounts. While I understand the reasoning (users in that sub-account may search by completely different parameters), it would be nice to have the option of sharing the meta tags, if desired.
3) Inability to export course content authored in Bridge back out into some sort of usable format, which is a common trait of most LMS authoring tools I have seen.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Easy to Use as Admin; Great Support from Bridge Staff

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

- The Bridge staff ROCKS! Everyone we worked with during implementation was super helpful and went out of their way to help us whenever possible. They even gave us a tour of their office and took us out for drinks when we were in Salt Lake City.
- The tools are EXTREMELY easy to use. No big learning curve at all for user management, course creation, and other necessary tasks
- They have an Ideas Page where anyone can log ideas on how to improve Bridge and it seems as if many of the ideas have been incorporated into the roadmap

Cons

- The course authorship can be lacking in functionality at times. Any kind of robust font, table creation, etc cannot currently be done within the tool
- There is a lack of customizability in certain places

Response from Instructure

Hello,

Thank you for your review of Bridge! We are happy to hear that you had fun with our team & are enjoying using Bridge!

Join our community at https://community.bridgeapp.com. You can request new features, submit support tickets, access free trainings, and connect with other Bridge users!

Also, check out our Learning Center for hundreds of free articles, whitepapers, webinars & e-books:

https://www.getbridge.com/resources/learning-center

Thank you!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Bridge for the Win!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/15
Review Source: Capterra

My very favorite part about Bridge is that they have excellent customer service. They are always available to help me when needed and are great at following up.

Pros

I really like how easy this software is to use. It is comparable to making a google slide which makes it easy to train others to use. I love that we can use it to our advantage in training over 3,000 staff members in a number of different job settings.

Cons

I wish it was a bit more "moldable." There are something that my company needs that are not included with Bridge and are hard to get changed. I just wish we could form it into the perfect tool for our setting.

Response from Instructure

Hello,

Thank you for your review of Bridge! We are happy to hear that Bridge is an easy-to-use training solution for your staff!

We are always looking for feedback to improve our products. Join our community at https://community.bridgeapp.com to submit recommendations and new product feature requests.

If you ever need support, please reach out to [email protected]

Also, check out our Learning Center for hundreds of free articles, whitepapers, webinars & e-books:

https://www.getbridge.com/resources/learning-center

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Easiest Learning system I have ever used

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/15
Review Source: Capterra

Great! Their support is fast and readily available. They are always kind and always willing to demo anything for you. They are available by chat, email or a virtual meeting. I have used all 3 depending on how busy I am. They won't stop helping you until your problem has been resolved.

Pros

It is simple! I love that Bridge offers continuous courses on how to navigate, but they set it up so you can dive right in with out even asking for help.

Cons

There are a few clicks to get back to the main screen you want, but I make it easy and keep several tabs open.

Response from Instructure

Hello,

Thank you for your review of Bridge! We are happy to hear that Bridge is the easiest LMS you have ever used!

Join our community at https://community.bridgeapp.com. You can stay up-to-date on new features, submit support tickets, access free trainings, and connect with other Bridge users!

Also, check out our Learning Center for hundreds of free articles, whitepapers, webinars & e-books:

https://www.getbridge.com/resources/learning-center

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
User Recommendation
8.8/10
Based on 60 reviews
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Bridge Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
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Value for money

Please call Bridge at 1-877-576-5364, or email [email protected] for pricing information.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 60 reviews
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Bridge Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Third Party Integration

  • Applicant Tracking
  • Employee Self Service
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
Features
4.2/5
Based on 60 reviews
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Additional information for Bridge

Key features of Bridge

  • A LMS focused on engaging & developing employees.
  • Connect Bridge with Lynda.com, OpenSesame & More!
  • Curate, design, publish & share multimedia content.
  • Integrates with content publishers. Comes with 20 courses.
  • Onboarding tools, learning progress reports, goal tracking
  • Open API
  • Reports & statistics on learning, goals, & performance.
  • Track goals, learning progress & performance.

Benefits

Bridge helps training teams meet compliance-training regulations, and it helps employees not only pass courses and earn certificates but actually understand the rules that apply to their industry and role.

Measure the training and development impact on employee performance—see what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next with Bridge Perform.

Intuitive, seamless authoring allows instructional designers to curate, design, publish, and share multimedia courses.

The clean user interface means both instructional designers and learners actually use it, and use it often.

Visualize employee contributions and progress over time, and use this to spark productive 1:1 discussions and future development plans.

Learners forget most of what’s taught within 24 hours of a training experience. But you can drastically increase knowledge retention with scheduled intermittent queries using Bridge's learning retention tool.

Clear analytics and user-friendly dashboards help you parse your employee development statistics and monitor engagement for groups and teams.

Learners receive clear learning paths that are relevant to their roles and career goals and that allow them to actively engage in learning beyond mandatory enrollments.

Turn passive video-viewing into active discussion with timestamp-specific commenting.

Co-populated agendas allow both employees and managers to participate in building 1:1 agendas and planning development.

GetApp Analysis

Successful employees are the backbone of every successful business. Bridge is a web-based solution that gives employees the tools they need to succeed in any work environment. The cloud-based learning platform was designed for the corporate world, enabling managers to deliver meaningful educational solutions as a way to accelerate employee growth.

Created by Instructure, Bridge was built to meet the needs of those working in communication, oil/gas/mining, technology, retail, transportation, utilities, pharma and med-tech, manufacturing, consumer goods, financial services, non-profits, and heavy machinery.

The learning platform’s top features include content authoring, a learning library, reports and dashboards, and standalone surveys. The platform is mobile-friendly. With Bridge, organizations can quickly and accurately assess the happiness of their most valuable employees, while also taking actions to increase employee satisfaction in multiple ways.

Dashboard View

What is Bridge?

The Bridge learning platform was developed to provide organizations with strategic ways to make their employees more successful. The web-based solution offers tools that employees can use to learn the things they need to work more efficiently and improve their job performance. Ultimately, Bridge is creating a loop between employees and their managers, stoking valuable conversations through real-time surveys targeted at individual audiences.

Every business can benefit from implementing Bridge’s tools. The solution provides a way for managers to deliver training tools to an active workforce. With Bridge, managers are able to easily create e-training courses as a way to disseminate accurate information, while also using specially designed tools to promote employee growth.

Learner Progress

Bridge Main Features

Assessing Employee Engagement

Bridge drives learning through the use of surveys. These surveys, which function in real-time, allow managers to assess how their employees are feeling, what they need (both physically and emotionally), and how they want their issues addressed.

You can create standalone surveys based on the issues currently going on within your organization. If employees seem to be leaving the company in rapid succession, for example, then you may want to assess why those changes are occurring. Survey different groups, like departments or ad hoc groups, and solicit feedback in a fun, easy, visually appealing way.

Survey Results

Creating Better Training Experiences

Bridge has found a way to go beyond basic sales training, offering managers a way to make the experience more useful and engaging for their employees. Company training courses can be created or just edited using Bridge’s intuitive cloud-based tools.

The app allows you to create content quickly and easily. You can even make a copy of a previous course to get started quickly. Your employees can access the courses you design from any device, whether they’re inside or outside the office. This decreases wasted time and makes sales teams work more efficiently.

Content can also be organized in a Learning Library for simple, accessible learning.

Online Courses

Smart Groups

One of the ways that Bridge accurately assesses groups of employees is through the use of Smart Groups. Managers can create groups by department, hire date, role, or virtually any other data. Once these audiences have been pinpointed, it’s easier to assess the people within those audiences.

After you’ve created a Group (for example, employees working in the Sales department), you’ll be able to start tracking, understanding, and managing it. With Bridge, you can gain a deeper understanding of the differences between different departments in the office, and you can assess whether certain groups are more satisfied than others.

Creating Groups

Collecting Measurable Feedback

All the feedback in the world wouldn’t be valuable without the right measurement and assessment tools. With Bridge, managers can actually know how happy their employees are at work, and they can determine which employees truly understand the visions and values of the company they work for.

Generate detailed analytics about your employees based on their answers to the courses and surveys you sent out. Using analytics and reporting, you can also discover what people think of the courses you designed. Bridge integrates with human resource systems. As an admin, you have access to a streamlined dashboard with visual representations of the complete enrollment and pass rates within your organization.

Reporting

Bridge Integrations

Bridge integrates with many third-party applications. The cloud-based software is designed to integrate with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). It also integrates with standard ERP and CRM systems.

Bridge Pricing

Organizations are encouraged to contact Bridge directly for specific pricing information.

Bridge Bottom Line

  • Learning platform for active teams
  • Provides managers with knowledge to support company growth
  • Mobile tools enable users to take courses on-the-go
  • Integrates with ERP, CRM, and HRIS systems
  • Cloud-based system requires no downloads or migrations

Bridge FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Bridge.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bridge offer?

Bridge offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Please call Bridge at 1-877-576-5364, or email [email protected] for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Bridge?

Bridge offers the following features:

  • A LMS focused on engaging & developing employees.
  • Connect Bridge with Lynda.com, OpenSesame & More!
  • Curate, design, publish & share multimedia content.
  • Integrates with content publishers. Comes with 20 courses.
  • Onboarding tools, learning progress reports, goal tracking
  • Open API
  • Reports & statistics on learning, goals, & performance.
  • Track goals, learning progress & performance.

Q. Who are the typical users of Bridge?

Bridge has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Bridge support?

Bridge supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Bridge offer?

Bridge has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Bridge support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Bridge supports

Q. What other apps does Bridge integrate with?

Bridge integrates with the following applications:

BambooHR, LinkedIn, Namely, Okta, OneLogin, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, TalentGuard 360 Degree Feedback, Zapier, iSpring Learn

Q. What level of support does Bridge offer?

Bridge offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials