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Likelihood to Recommend

Bridge

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
Kelsey DeBruin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific is definitely best suited to deliver e-learning courses. It is well designed for this, working flawlessly when it comes to course building, which is extremely easy, allowing me to upload videos directly to the lessons or in bulk if I want. The videos have a 2GB max limit, but that's more than enough to have a 20 minute lesson. Also it provides several types of lessons which I really like. For example, the Live lesson allows you to set a zoom meeting inside the platform so you don't have to deal with students making it to the meeting.As for the less appropriate, I tried creating funnel like landing pages inside Thinkific with all my creativeness and designer skills but I utterly failed, heh. Thinkific is not that great for page design. It allows you to do a certain amount of things and that's it.
Stephanie Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Bridge
7.1
Thinkific
Course authoring
Bridge
7.1
Thinkific
Course catalog or library
Bridge
8.2
Thinkific
Player/Portal
Bridge
9.0
Thinkific
Learning content
Bridge
7.4
Thinkific
Mobile friendly
Bridge
5.7
Thinkific
Progress tracking & certifications
Bridge
9.0
Thinkific
Assignments
Bridge
6.4
Thinkific
Compliance management
Bridge
3.9
Thinkific
Learning administration
Bridge
9.1
Thinkific
Learning reporting & analytics
Bridge
7.3
Thinkific
Social learning
Bridge
5.4
Thinkific

Pros

Bridge

  • 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.
Bronson Pasko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • Ability to customise your school to match your branding and to therefore link to your own company website
  • Ability to upload images, videos, presentations, PDFs and audio recordings as well as create quizzes to assess your students knowledge
  • Able to drip your course content for when it's ready to be released and not be pressurized to only publish a full course when it's ready
  • Integrate with third-party tools such as PayPal, MailChimp, Google analytics and Zapier to name a few
  • Promote individual courses on your website by embedding widgets
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bridge

  • 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.
Emily Stokes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • When viewing your content as a student, it does not provide easy navigation back to the Creator Dashboard which is not necessarily the most intuitive navigation for the creator.
  • With the basic plan, you don't have the ability to allow students to have a monthly payment option for purchase. For this feature, you must upgrade. I think it should be part of the basic plan.
  • I'm not a fan of their affiliate interface. It is not very robust. I actually purchased this software originally because they included an affiliate dashboard within the system making it easier to convert students into affiliates, but I quickly realized that it was not robust enough for my needs.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bridge

Bridge 8.8
Based on 2 answers
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..
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 7.3
Based on 2 answers
We will continue to use Thinkific for our company pieces of training. Until we are able to create our own in house portal, this is an excellent source to have a learning management software tool that is easy to use and easy to implement without much technical training to administer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bridge

Bridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.6
Based on 2 answers
I've used other learning management systems over the last 5 years and believe Thinkific is easily one of the ones that make getting started with zero tech skills or know-how easy peasy. Everything is laid out very well in how to set up your online school, create your courses and market and sell your courses. They provide a lot of great videos tutorials and offer a useful webinar series to help you understand how to market your courses like a pro
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bridge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never had any issues with accessing Thinkific but I can see when it has been a problem for others. When I get updates on when they are doing maintenance to their platform I tend to make sure that is not the day I plan to be working on my school so as not to get frustrated
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bridge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 2 answers
When it comes to the performance of Thinkific for me I find that it's good but could be better. I tend to think that the larger the files and videos you upload on your courses may add to the impact of it's uploading (not sure if that's actually true or not). But overall the performance of Thinkific via my tablet and desktop is very good when I have a fast speed broadband speed
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bridge

Bridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.0
Based on 13 answers
I rate Thinkific a ten because of its excellent customer service, ease of use, high-quality product, fair price with excellent ROI, and because they keep making improvements. Using Thinkific solved the problems of piecing together our course with various WordPress plugins, iframes, and payment processing software. It's easy to create a course website for people who can't write code.
Joe Gatto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bridge

Bridge 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation period took time like it would in earning and using any new tool. It was more about being organised, having better time management processes in place and having people you were able to reach out to if you were every able stuck. The other key ting with the implementation period was giving yourself a realistic time scale to get the job completed.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bridge

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.
Jane Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Overall, if I had the choice, Thinkific would be one of the tools in using an online course for instructors and private institutions. The higher-tiered plan is a bit steep for contractor instructors who may need to pay for it themselves to show the course would be a good course for the school to create. The free 3-course is helpful without the bells and whistles. The free program offers you to create three courses and keep all the profit from selling your courses minus a small transaction fee that won't break the break.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bridge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The opportunities to scale your online course business with Thinkific is endless. They provide a great range of plans with features, integrations and support to suit the needs of any business as different levels. The key here is knowing where to start with the budget you have and then knowing when it's time to scale up and the tools and resources it will require.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bridge

  • 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.
Larry Laskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • As a startup school, it was hard at first. Even paying $49 a month makes it hard when you don't have students. They do have the Free tier, although it lacks quite a bit of stuff to actually make it work.
  • The free lessons should be controlled better. With this I mean that someone has to make an account in your platform to watch a free lesson, and it fills up the platform with unwanted traffic. I would not ask for an account to watch a lesson.
  • It's been great to not have to worry about students while they work through the lessons. The platform works so well by itself that it allows you time to do other things.
Stephanie Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bridge

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Bridge Editions & Modules

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Thinkific

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Thinkific Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$39.001
Pro$79.001
Premier$399.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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