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based on preference data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.9/5 stars with 741 reviews. By contrast, Bridge rates 4.3/5 stars with 220 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
(741)
3.9 out of 5
Blackboard Learn
Bridge
Bridge
(220)
4.3 out of 5
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Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Market Segments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Enterprise (50.3% of reviews)
Bridge
Bridge
Mid-Market (54.3% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
No pricing information available
Bridge
Bridge
$3 User/Month

Blackboard Learn vs Bridge

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Bridge easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Bridge overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Blackboard Learn meets the needs of their business better than Bridge.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Bridge is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Bridge over Blackboard Learn.
Categories
Shared Categories
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Bridge
Bridge
Blackboard Learn and Bridge are categorized as Healthcare LMS, Corporate Learning Management Systems, and Sales Training and Onboarding
Unique Categories
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn is categorized as Assessment and Learning Management System (LMS)
Pricing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Bridge
Bridge Pricing
Learning Managment
$3 User/Month
Learning + Performance Management
$9 User/Month
Learning + Performance + Engagement
$12 User/Month
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 667
Bridge
Bridge
8.0
Responses: 150
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 672
Bridge
Bridge
8.9
Responses: 148
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.5
Responses: 135
Bridge
Bridge
8.7
Responses: 119
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 133
Bridge
Bridge
8.7
Responses: 123
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 540
Bridge
Bridge
8.8
Responses: 134
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 102
Bridge
Bridge
8.9
Responses: 116
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Responses: 672
Bridge
Bridge
8.3
Responses: 140
Features
Process Automation
Course Authoring
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Online Learning
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Certificate Generation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Tracking & Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Collaborative Environment
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Automatic Boards Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Questions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Instructor-Led Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Customized Learning Paths
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Video simulations
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.3
Responses: 7
Bridge
Bridge
7.9
Responses: 72
Role-Based Templates
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 7
Bridge
Bridge
Feature Not Available
Assessments & Quizzes
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Responses: 9
Bridge
Bridge
7.7
Responses: 72
Instructor-Led Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.2
Responses: 8
Bridge
Bridge
7.7
Responses: 45
Course Management
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Assessments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Certifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Manager Portals
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.7
Responses: 5
Verified Feature
Feedback
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Course Delivery
Learning Paths
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 8
Bridge
Bridge
7.9
Responses: 65
24/7 Availability
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Responses: 7
Bridge
Bridge
9.5
Responses: 74
Communication & Notifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Bridge
Bridge
8.4
Responses: 74
Assignment Scheduling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Bridge
Bridge
8.1
Responses: 60
Platform
File support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.7
Responses: 5
Verified Feature
Mobile support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.7
Responses: 5
Verified Feature
Integration
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Course Management
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 6
Bridge
Bridge
5.0
Responses: 38
Varied User Types
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Bridge
Bridge
7.6
Responses: 55
Certifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Responses: 7
Bridge
Bridge
7.6
Responses: 54
Industry Compliance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.2
Responses: 29
Onboarding
Documentation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Coaching
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Programs
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Not enough data available
Platform
Customization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
6.7
Responses: 68
Integration APIs
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.0
Responses: 41
Internationalization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.2
Responses: 31
User, Role, and Access Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.2
Responses: 77
Performance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.9
Responses: 71
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
8.6
Responses: 65
Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.4
Responses: 69
Dashboards
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.8
Responses: 75
LMS Marketplace
E-Commerce
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.2
Responses: 16
Course Marketplace
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.4
Responses: 23
Subscriptions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
Feature Not Available
Interface
White Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Bridge
Bridge
8.3
Responses: 51
Multilingual
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Bridge
Bridge
7.6
Responses: 22
Training & eLearning
Assessments and Practice
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 28
Bridge
Bridge
8.1
Responses: 56
Verified Feature
Content Delivery and Tracking
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Responses: 32
Bridge
Bridge
8.6
Responses: 62
Verified Feature
Content Creation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Responses: 27
Bridge
Bridge
8.3
Responses: 61
Verified Feature
Customer Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 20
Bridge
Bridge
8.2
Responses: 42
Manager Portals
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 17
Bridge
Bridge
8.4
Responses: 54
Verified Feature
Content Storage and Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 28
Bridge
Bridge
8.3
Responses: 57
Verified Feature
Content Libraries
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Responses: 24
Bridge
Bridge
8.0
Responses: 51
Verified Feature
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Blackboard Learn were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment, while reviewers for Bridge were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
16.6%
Bridge
Bridge
8.2%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
33.1%
Bridge
Bridge
54.3%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
50.3%
Bridge
Bridge
37.5%
Reviewers' Industry
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Industry
Higher Education
45.1%
Education Management
19.3%
E-Learning
9.7%
Primary/Secondary Education
3.0%
Information Technology and Services
1.9%
Other
21.0%
Bridge
Bridge Industry
Education Management
11.5%
Higher Education
10.1%
Financial Services
8.7%
Information Technology and Services
6.3%
Computer Software
5.8%
Other
57.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Blackboard Learn
Neil H.
User in Non-Profit Organization Management

From a student user perspective, I like how easy and uncomplicated Blackboard can be to keep up with my classes all from one place online. It allows me to easily access documents, online quizzes, online tests, grades and any other relevant class resources...

Bridge
Gary V.
Administrator in Higher Education

It's a clean, well thought out platform that allows both the admin and the end-user to easily navigate the dashboards. As an admin, it's easy to set-up and assign tasks/courses/lectures. As an end-user, its super easy to navigate what has been assigned, how...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Blackboard Learn
Stefan B.
User in Research

It is cumbersome to use. It seems like a product from the '90s and takes too much effort, even for trivial tasks. The interface has improved a bit with recent updates, but it is still complicated to use. Many common tasks are actually implemented better...

Bridge
Michele M.
Administrator in Higher Education

i wanted there to be more interactive activities options, I don't know if they have been added since. I think also, we looked at it for a small program so it was too costly for our needs, but it is a good tool. I had a hard time navigating the help...

Discussions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Discussions
It seems like I see a lot of reviews saying 'back in the day' in reference to how Blackboard has been surpassed by several new products. What new products are out there today that compete well or have surpassed Blackboard in both features and usability?
3 comments
Jon J.
JJ
It think D2L (Desire To Learn) is a pretty good modern alternative to Blackboard. It requires far less down time and is more intuitive. I've had better...Read more
I would be curious if the designers have taken to heart the UX concerns that have been raised.
1 comment
JM
Everyone dislikes their enterprise level LMS and wants to replace it. I worked with Bb daily for 8 years. Yes. I had complaints about the UX. But the...Read more
API
1 comment
Asmat M.
AM
Hi Asmat, This is Shaun from G2. If you’re looking for information about APIs in Blackboard Learn, this is a useful website:...Read more
Bridge
Bridge Discussions
Why can't we get basic improvements (like a drop down calendar to choose a specific due date for a course) as promised?
2 comments
LM
Instructure is being sold. I'm not sure if the sale has been finalized but the layoff of 100 employees a couple of months ago is an indication of changes...Read more
Have you used webhooks or API call to pull reports? if yes, what other software did you use?
1 comment
Josue C.
JC
We have not, unfortunately. At first, this was not an issue and I knew it wouldn't. However, we have grown significantly since we purchased Bridge and we are...Read more
What is the best way to collect overall data regarding the courses?
1 comment
SP
If you are an account administrator you will have access to the insights app alongside learner & author. From there you can click on "deep dive" which will...Read more
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