IT Connect
Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Enterprise Training & Management System (Bridge)

Bridge by Instructure is a learning management system geared towards training and professional development. Authors can create courses and learners can take courses online and in-person. For basic information about Bridge functionality, read the Bridge FAQs.

Access Bridge

If you are a UW faculty or staff member, or UW student, you already have access to Bridge as a learner.  If you recently joined the UW, it may take a couple of days for you to be added to Bridge.

Access Bridge at http://uw.bridgeapp.com/

Take courses

Bridge learners can

  • Find trainings and take online and in-person courses
    • My Learning shows courses which have been assigned to you or courses you have taken or started to take.
    • The Learning Library shows all the courses you may take. Some courses in the Learning Library may be required for your job.
  • Track your scores on completed courses and progress on courses you’ve started

Learn how to use Bridge

If you have questions about the course content, please contact the department that created the materials.

Create and manage courses

Bridge authors can

  • Upload courses from other authoring software using SCORM
  • Create an online course inside Bridge by adding text, videos, images, quizzes, etc.
  • Schedule and track registrations for live trainings
  • Assign courses to learners

Learn how to create and manage courses

Get started with authoring:

  • Want to try out Bridge as an author? Email help@uw.edu, include “Bridge” in the subject line, and request access to the UW-IT Bridge test site.
  • Watch the Author Training and Manage Courses videos on the UW-IT Bridge test site.
  • Find help: In the top right corner of Bridge, click your initials, then, in the box near the bottom of the page, click the link to the help guides.

When naming your course, include the following:

  • Topic: what the course is about and who it is intended for
  • Publishing group: who developed the course, to indicate content and intention of the training
  • Applicable dates: If the course material is offered during a specific period, add this to the title. For example, if compliance training is updated yearly, include the year the course is relevant.

Format course names as follows: Topic / Publishing Group / Dates

Example course name: Authorizing SAGE ASTRA Roles / UW-Office of Research-Information Services

Example course name with an applicable date: Safety Knots for Riggers / UW-Circus-Staging / 2016-17

Fees

Fees are charged per learner based on the approximate number of trainings they take annually from your unit. For details, contact help@uw.edu and include “Bridge” in the subject line.

 

Last reviewed February 7, 2019
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