Bridge wins Silver Award in the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology

Leading employee development solution and Hutchinson Community College recognized for best advance in learning management technology

SALT LAKE CITY — Dec. 19, 2018 — Bridge, an employee development suite from the makers of Canvas, announced today that, together with Hutchinson Community College, it won a Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology category. 

Hutchinson Community College leveraged Bridge’s intuitive user experience to transform the pursuit of knowledge within the university for its own faculty and staff. The College saw a need to change their culture of employee development and tapped Bridge to help them create a vibrant and engaging path to learning and growth for their faculty and staff.

“We were looking for a product where the company viewed us as a partner in learning rather than merely a customer and we found that with Bridge,” said Loren Morris, chief information officer for Hutchinson Community College. Dr. Rhonda Corwin, Hutchinson Community College’s director of Online Education added, “We want to train our employees so well that they can leave for other opportunities, but they’ll be so happy that they won’t want to go anywhere else. Bridge helps us accomplish that goal.”

Bridge continues to make an impact at Hutchinson Community College. Training that was once tedious has now been streamlined into a solution that provides equal accessibility, author access and collaboration on content. Bridge’s prescriptive Learning Strategy mixes content types with a powerful authoring tool, giving customers, like the College, a robust content strategy that maps to their business goals.

“We are very excited that Bridge has been recognized once again by the prestigious Brandon Hall Group awards and are proud to share this win with the team at Hutchinson Community College,” said Peter Brussard, vice president of Product for Bridge. “At Bridge, we are dedicated to delivering the optimal learning environment: one that enables educators, empowers learners, and maximizes return on investment for both enterprises and educational institutions.”

Bridge has consistently been recognized for excellence in technology by Brandon Hall Group since its launch in 2015. 

“We were blown away,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Our research was confirmed by the entrants’ responsiveness to the needs of employers who seek to align technology to the goals of their business. Every Technology Award entry embodied a win-win proposition for employers and employees.” 

Bridge, from the makers of Canvas, is an employee development solution that creates a positive employee experience and increases engagement through purposeful learning, continuous feedback, collaboration, skill building, and career development. We empower businesses to develop, retain, and promote their most valuable asset—their people. Learn more at

Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 4,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at

Becky Frost
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
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