Bridge vs. Moodle

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bridge
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Bridge is the corporate version of Instructure's talent and learning management platform. Bridge provides core learning and performance management software, including reporting capabilities. The company emphasizes customer service.
$12,500
per year
Moodle
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used by educational institutions. The product is administered by the Moodle Project which is led by Moodle HQ in Australia.
$10
per month
Pricing
BridgeMoodle
Editions & Modules
Learning
$4
per month per user
Learning & Performance
$10
per month per user
Learning, Performance & Engagement
$11
per month per user
Starter
$110
per year
Mini
$200
per year
Small
$370
per year
Medium
$820
per year
Large
$1,450
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BridgeMoodle
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BridgeMoodle
Considered Both Products
Bridge
Chose Bridge
Bridge is more open and more compliant with modern technologies than other systems we looked into. Some of them wouldn't run SCORM 2004 (only 1.2). Others wouldn't give back the SCORM data we fed to the system. Bridge also had the simplest interface out of any of the systems we …
Chose Bridge
Bridge was the obvious choice. I started exploring Canvas and discovered that the university was testing Bridge for possible acquisition. I became an early adopter and user. The single sign-on and integration with PeopleSoft data were huge.
Chose Bridge
We vetted over 20 LMS providers 3 years ago when we looked to partner with Bridge. I can attest that there is not a better solution on the market that is built with the end user at the center of design and implementation.
Chose Bridge
Easy to use from start to finish - all of the features are already there.
Moodle

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BridgeMoodle
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
6.8
40 Ratings
Moodle
8.9
24 Ratings
Course authoring7.039 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.036 Ratings9.221 Ratings
Player/Portal9.027 Ratings8.521 Ratings
Learning content7.036 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.039 Ratings8.521 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.038 Ratings9.323 Ratings
Assignments6.033 Ratings9.624 Ratings
Compliance management3.030 Ratings8.418 Ratings
Learning administration9.032 Ratings9.522 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.034 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Social learning5.021 Ratings8.421 Ratings
User Ratings
BridgeMoodle
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(40 ratings)
9.2
(60 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(2 ratings)
10.0
(22 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(29 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BridgeMoodle
Likelihood to Recommend
GetBridge LLC
Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
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Moodle
Moodle is great for any environment where a class or other learning activity needs to be completed in an asynchronous manner. It can be used to post information, create interactive threads for discussion, issue quiz and exam work with grading, track and grade progress, and keep track of attendance. It is an overall wonderful solution for managing asynchronous learning.
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Pros
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
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Moodle
  • Moodle's grade book works well. Assignments are integrated so the grades are recorded automatically.
  • Moodle is customizable by administrators, so our version only gives us the options we need. NO Clutter.
  • The discussion board offers several options for instructors that help with grading. I use "sum of points", but there are other options as well.
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Cons
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge could improve their categorization feature for trainings; folders would be great!
  • I'd like to see more ways to add content in the Bridge native environment in the future. Being able to create tables, infographics, and other training materials right in the system would be a great time saver.
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Moodle
  • The interface is not very intuitive. You must know what you are looking for in order to navigate effectively.
  • Although installation of Moodle is easy, it is a little more difficult to configure it with your other Learning tools. As an example, LDAP synchronization is a little difficult.
  • The interface is a little dated, even though new releases keep coming out (which is great!) none of them really add value to the appearance of the platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
GetBridge LLC
It has been very useful to our organization in getting compliance training complete. We have a 24/7/365 organization with some folks only working 2 days a week during the summer only, many work full-time jobs elsewhere and can't make weekday programs and facilities don't have to alter schedules to get mass numbers of people through training like you have to do with live training..
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Moodle
We use it because it is what have committed to back in 2011. Perhaps Moodle will evolve and advance in a positive way that will alleviate most of our user-based gripes? Perhaps it will not appear to be as cost effective given the need for a certain level of engineering and support staff to maintain it at a future level of sustainability? It's hard to say. As an enterprise scale critical application, we like it, but don't love it. Our instructors don't particularly like it at all.
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Usability
GetBridge LLC
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
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Moodle
Moodle can be used on a tablet, on a mobile phone, and on a PC. It is easy to navigate for learners and figure out for administrators. The learners can easily complete tasks and the administrators can easily track completion. The last thing about Moodle that one may not realize is that it somewhat resembles Facebook in its layout. This means that users are already familiar with the interface and therefore they are more comfortable using it.
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Reliability and Availability
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
Moodle
Yes, Moodle is always available. We are self-hosted and Moodle is always up and available. The only time that it is not available is when we are upgrading it each semester. It is then down for just a few planned hours. That is in-between semesters and we let the faculty and students know. We do it on a Friday evening and it is back up within a few hours.
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Performance
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
Moodle
Moodle is an excellent LMS in relationship to any other one that I have seen or used. The pages load quickly and the reports complete in a reasonable time frame. Moodle has taken on Respondus, StudyMate, BigBlueButton, Turning Tech, Turnitin2, Certificates, Attendance, Tegrity, Questionnaire, Virtual Programming Lab, and Badges. All of these programs work right in with Moodle and do not cause any issues. Instructors may also use Camtasia and Snagit software as well as using webcams, downloading videos from the Internet, adding into books, or any of the many other areas within Moodle. Our instructors use the grade books without many problems and really don't ask questions much anymore. We upgrade Moodle every semester and are currently on 2.9+. Our instructors have basically learned to use most of the resources and activities.
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Support Rating
GetBridge LLC
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
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Moodle
Moodle is open source, and must be evaluated in that context, but one also has to provide a fair comparison to competing products with commercial backing. Support varies depending on the component of Moodle. Bug reports in Moodle Core that affect security or stability are dealt with promptly. Functionality requests or features not working smoothly may or may not be addressed, depending on whether the functionality desired matches the "vision" of Moodle HQ. The user community provides excellent support for initial installation and configuration, but more complex questions may go unanswered, unless they are noticed by someone who happens to know the answer. The support forum feature at the Moodle site (the same feature used within Moodle itself) does not provide granular subscription to topic discussions, apparently by design, and Moodle HQ seems resistant to changing this feature.
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Online Training
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
Moodle
I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.
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Implementation Rating
GetBridge LLC
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
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Moodle
Find a partner who will work with you during the implementation process. Be sure to provide ample training for veteran users on the changes and for newbies on the overall product.
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Alternatives Considered
GetBridge LLC
Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
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Moodle
Blackboard has clear advantages in rubric management, and offers a content management system of its own. The largest barrier is cost for smaller or financially-disadvantaged organizations. However, as in any IT project, adequate resources must be made for even "free" software.
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Scalability
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
Moodle
Well, I administer Moodle for a dozen of our divisions and there is a wide range of flexibility between offerings. I have course instructors who use every module i their course, chock full of videos, pictures, links to web tools for synchronous sessions within the asynchronous course. I also have others who are content with a syllabus, a few pdfs, links to podcast lectures and a few simple assignments. No matter if your organization is big or small, or if your requirements are strict for credentialing or non-existent (for internal know-how), Moodle can accommodate you.
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Return on Investment
GetBridge LLC
  • Certainly, Bridge was not an inexpensive option when we were reviewing platforms. To date, we have not seen a positive ROI but believe that will happen in the near future as we expand an offering of an additional program.
  • Reviews from our users indicate that they appreciate the professional and easy to use features Bridge provides, along with the video based design of the program.
  • The program we developed with the Bridge platform supports our position as educators in our industry.
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Moodle
  • While it certainly takes more time to develop an online training vs a face-to-face we can offer the same content over and over again and meet a larger audience. There's no way we could have offered these trainings face-to-face to the same size audience. Economically it's just not feasible. Moodle allows us to share multiple trainings on a variety of topics over extended periods of time in a cost effective way.
  • The impact on early interventionists is still being evaluated, but we do know that early interventionist now have more ways to access professional development than in the past. The ability to customize the registration page has allowed us to track which agencies in Virginia are having their staff participate and we can see which topics are favored above others.
  • Other LMS's were far too costly. Aside from the monthly hosting fees (less than $200 a year), and the time it took to do the initial install and setup, Moodle is free. Once it's setup the only elearning costs are related to the development and creation of each training and then the setup of training on Moodle. This allows us to devote more time and money to the development and creation of more courses vs. the management of the system.
  • Minimal tech support for the users is required and most requests are limited to lost/userid passwords. The course designer is able to manage tech support needs for the users because so few requests are received.
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