6 Amazing New Things You Can Do in Rise

Have you heard the news? Rise, the new web-based authoring tool in Articulate 360, just keeps getting better! We’ve added an assortment of new features that’ll save you loads of time and give you new ways to create whatever type of learning your audience needs. Here are six totally amazing new things you can do in Rise.

1. Boost Your Productivity with Content Library Integration

Rise is already the fastest way to develop e-learning, and now your workflow is even more seamless! That’s because you can now access photographs and illustrations from the 1.5+ million assets in Content Library, right from Rise. All Content Library assets are royalty-free with no attribution required. That means no more scouring the web for free stock photos, trying to remember where you saved that freshly downloaded image file, or worrying about whether an image is safe to use in your course. 

Following is a quick Peek video to show you just how painless it is to search for and insert the perfect image in Rise:

2.  Streamline Course Upkeep with the “Send a Copy” Feature

Keeping courses up-to-date is the bane of every course developer’s existence. When you’re maintaining a large catalog of courses for various lines of business, it can feel like you’re constantly tweaking courses to account for changes to policies, enhancements to systems, or just to keep pace with new products. All of those little changes can add up to a huge timesuck. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could share the source file with your clients and know that they can keep it up-to-date themselves?

Well now you can! The “Send a Copy” feature in Rise—now available on your Rise dashboard—lets you share a copy of your Rise source file with another Rise author. And because Rise is so easy to use, you never have to worry about being the only person who can update a course.

Curious to see how it works? Here’s another quick Peek to fill you in on all the deets.

3. Give Learners Everything They Need with File Attachments

When you’re trying to create courses that really catalyze performance, you need to think beyond just sharing information, and factor in how that information can be made more actionable. For instance, instead of giving learners access to new product training in a Rise course and then sending them off to the company intranet to scroll through a milelong list of links to find the latest product release schedule, why not add that crucial information right into the course?

And now, with the new file attachments block type in Rise, you can do just that! No more making people cross-reference or hunt for key information when they’re trying to do their jobs. Now, critical resources like documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations can be added to your Rise lessons as file attachments that learners can easily download.

Once again, here’s a quick Peek at how it’s done:

4. Control How Learners Experience Your Course with Continue Blocks

A common regulatory or legal requirement for compliance courses is that learners must watch, listen to, or complete every single piece of content in your course before proceeding. So how can you do that in Rise and not make it feel like a drag?

One great way to exert a little more control over how learners experience your course without making them feel locked down is to use the new “Continue Block” feature in Rise. I like to add continue blocks after each interaction to help chunk my content and reveal it progressively. This also makes sure learners complete one piece of critical content before moving on to the next.

Want to learn more? Watch a short video all about continue blocks, right here.

5. Make It Easier for Learners to Leave Your Course

One of the best things about e-learning is the flexibility it gives to busy learners to start, stop, and resume a course on their schedule. And now, with the new “Exit Course” feature in Rise, you can make coming and going from a Rise course super-easy. The new exit feature comes in two flavors: you can configure buttons in block lessons to exit the course, or you can add an ever-present exit link that makes it easy for learners to see how to leave the course. 

Check out this quick video to see where to find these two new options.

6. Push the Envelope with New Tin Can Support

Tin Can, also know as xAPI, is an e-learning software specification that allows systems to speak to each other in a way that allows for the capture and recording of learning experiences. With Tin Can, developers collect data about a broader range of learning experiences—beyond the usual “so-and-so scored 80% on the quiz.” 

When you export a Rise course with the Tin Can option selected, you’ll download a Tin Can–compliant package that works seamlessly with your LMS.

Below is one last Peek video to show you exactly where to find the new Tin Can export option in Rise:

Want to learn more about Tin Can? Be sure to check out this helpful article from our knowledge base.

With Rise’s flexible block lessons, inherently responsive output, and a host of new features being added all the time, the creative possibilities are endless. But don’t take my word for it. A quick scroll through E-Learning Heroes Examples will show you that folks are busy building everything from cool interactive resumes to seriously immersive case studies. (You can see some recent examples of their creativity right here.)

Which of these new Rise features has captured your imagination? What creative possibilities do you see for Rise in your organization? Share your feedback, ideas, or inspiring examples with us in a comment below.

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