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The Top 5 Best Bridge LMS Alternatives

Continu Team
One Platform for All Learning
Learning & Development
October 17, 2023

Dive into the top 5 alternatives to Bridge LMS, comparing features, benefits, and how they stand out in the eLearning landscape.

Choosing an LMS

Whether your current learning management system (LMS) is Bridge or you are considering them for your LMS provider, just know there are other choices. Your learning platform is a crucial component of your employee development program and you want to make the most informed decision. Here are some comments from Bridge users and reasons to consider Bridge LMS alternatives.

  • “Bridge doesn't offer many options for evaluation of training programs. It offers one 5-point Likert scale - which has remained since we started using Bridge three years ago.”
  • “No ability to organize the Learning Library- so all the courses dump into only one user screen. Limited ability to create trainings, and no ability to customize or time reminder messages."
  • “It's got a very corporate feel to it- which isn't bad if you are in fact a corporation.”
  • “Limited in the fonts sizes, highlighting and etc. for developing courses. Unable to load personnel manually while still using the CSV import. When a student is logged into Bridge and taking a course that has a sorting question it kicks you out of the program.”
  • “The reporting feature needs some improvement. We can usually get the information we want but not always the easiest to get to.”

These are 5 of the best Bridge LMS alternatives to choose from:

1. Continu

Continu offers a versatile cloud-based interface and is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Their platform is easy to use, doesn’t overcomplicate the implementation process, and keeps up with changing technology.

Besides using Continu as an LMS, the platform is also a knowledge base or Intranet system which helps cut company costs and save time. Learning Tracks is how administrators create courses, facilitate onboarding flows, quizzes, and more. Continu is also an authoring tool which means companies can create training materials directly onto this platform without the aid of third parties.

Key features

  • Intuitive easy-to-use interface
  • Automated training delivers correct materials on time based on the needs of the individual user
  • Track assigned and completed courses
  • Tag content by national or international office locations
  • Manager dashboards, detailed reporting/analytics to track learning and engagement
  • Download, export and share reports
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Scalable platform

Slack, Okta, OneLogin, HRIS (Workday, Oracle and others), SCORM, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Open API

Noted customers

Dollar Shave Club, Eventbrite, Rue Gilt Groupe, Warner Music Group, GoPro, Slack


Subscription-based. Request a demo for more information.

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2. Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is a learning management system that is fully scalable. This learning management system features online learning, increased employee engagement, and optimizes learning for users. Some of the other key features include the ability to create knowledge, retain top employees through onboarding, and drive business to meet organizational goals through learning. Some of the newer features make managing content easier, an ability to personalize courses, better collaboration, and easier ways to connect with learners.

Key features

  • Streamlined tools for easy workflows
  • Designed for all devices including mobile
  • Personalized interactions that foster team learning
  • Easy to understand platform regardless of age or ability
  • Always offering advancement with no upgrades needed
  • Provides quizzes, assessments, and software simulations
  • Training can be offered outside company to partners
  • Can store, organize, and search training materials

Moodle Learning Management System, Pearson LearningStudio, Sakai Collaborative and Learning Environment, BrainHoney, Desire2Learn, itsLearning, and Epsilen

Noted customers

University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, ConocoPhillps, JiffyLube International


Contact company for pricing. Does not offer a free trial.

3. TalentLMS

TalentLMS is a cloud-based LMS that is SCORM and TinCan certified. Users can easily transfer presentations, videos, and other online material through their integrations. Plus, administrators can create custom domains, logos, and themes. If you have multiple locations, it can be adopted to meet complex company structures.

Key features

  • Course downloading when offline
  • Video conferencing
  • Advanced gamification
  • Analytic functionality
  • Collect and analyze surveys
  • Ability to sell courses
  • Available in multiple languages

Integrates with services through Zapier. Native integrations with Shopify, Salesforce, WordPress, and GoToMeeting.

Noted customers

DeLonghi, Oyo, Triton Aerospace, Safe Management Group, ACL


Subscription-based. Four plans dependent on number of users. Price ranges from free to $349 monthly.

4. Paycom

Paycom offers an all in one HR solution. Besides a learning management system, with their technology, you can hire new employees, pay your workforce, comply with regulations, and more. So Paycom streamlines the employment processes from recruiting to retirement. There LMS component is called Paycom Learning and offers a flexible app for on-the-go learning. You can also customize their software to fit the needs of your particular program.

Key features

  • Organizes employees in an org structure that can be used throughout the application
  • Enables users to create courses
  • Provides templates for course creation based on industry or role
  • Enables the design and administration of tests and quizzes
  • Enables for design of classes that are led by an instructor
  • Find important content or files using keywords, metadata, and tags
  • Has a centralized dashboard for users

Integrates with Wisetail LMS and Aladtec

Noted customers

Burger King, IHOP, FCC Services, Grissoms JohnDeere, Oklahoma Blood Institute,


Call for pricing.

5. LearnUpon

LearnUpon is growing quickly as a viable option for learning management systems today. Why? Because customers love the easy setup, quick learning curve, and very responsive customer service. The other nice feature is its flexibility. LearnUpon can adapt to the needs of a small, medium, large or global corporation. Some of the key features are more than a dozen functions like course content creation, certifications, branding, gamification, eCommerce, mobile learning, and strong reporting.

Key features

  • Easy to begin creating content from scratch
  • Implement online exams, surveys, quizzes, and certificate programs
  • Can create various users groups and assign different roles for facilitators
  • Several reports for analysis
  • Great security with date backed up several times per day
  • Translate into several languages and also adapt messaging for each language
  • Support available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Webhooks, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Shopify, Google Analytics, Stripe, LinkedIn, Twitter, PayPal, and more

Noted customers

Tripadvisor, PING, Allstate, Yokohama, Intuit Quickbooks, Twilio, Vauxhall


LearnUpon offers several pricing tiers. The Bronze level is $399 per month, The Silver level is $799 per month, The Gold level is $1,399 per month, and the Enterprise you must call for pricing. There is also a free trial and demo with no setup charges or fees.

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