6 Amazing New Things You Can Do in Rise

Rise 360, the web-based authoring tool in Articulate 360, just keeps getting better! Like all the apps and resources in Articulate 360, we’re continuously adding features that save you loads of time and give you new ways to create whatever type of learning your audience needs. To give you a sense of how Rise 360 can boost your productivity and increase your agility, here are six totally amazing things you can do in Rise 360.

1. Boost Your Productivity with Content Library 360 Integration

Rise 360 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 ever-growing library with millions of assets in Content Library 360, right within Rise 360. All Content Library 360 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. 

And now you can crop images right in Rise. Access the built-in cropping tool from the edit menu for your selected image. Change the aspect ratio, focus on a specific part of the image, and more. Check out this article for more examples of what you can do with the crop tool!

Following is a quick Peek video to show you just how painless it is to search for and insert the perfect image in Rise 360:

2.  Create Branching, “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style Scenarios

Easily create branched scenarios with scenario blocks. Scenario blocks let you choose from a selection of Content Library 360 characters, then create dialogue trees, responses, and feedback to craft the perfect immersive scenario. Scenarios can be as complex or simple as you need them to be, with anything from a single scene with a few pieces of content to multiple interconnected scenes, each with their own branching choices. Whatever you choose, scenario blocks uniquely engage learners, giving them the opportunity to practice new concepts or think more deeply about information they’ve learned. 

Learn more about how to build branching scenarios in this article, or watch Tom Kuhlman’s video tutorial.

3. Tables and Charts Make Your Data Come to Life

Did you know that you can add tables to your Rise 360 courses and format data as pie, graph, or line charts? It’s easy to do with table blocks and chart blocks. In addition to having their own block, tables are supported in nearly every text block in the block library. You can easily format your tables exactly how you want them. Charts get their own category in the block library and give you tons of options. Add legends, label your axis, tweak custom colors—do whatever you need to help your learners engage with data on a whole new level. And because it’s in Rise 360, it’s easy to save your charts and tables as block templates, then share them with your team. 

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 360 and not make it feel like a drag?

One way to exert a little more control over how learners experience your course without making them feel locked down is to use the Continue Block feature in Rise 360. 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. Use Templates to Get a Jump on Course Creation

Don’t get stuck with “blank-page syndrome” when starting a new course. Build engaging, interactive lessons quickly with gorgeous, customizable templates. Templates are fully structured and contain relevant headings, media, and writing prompts; they just need your personalization. Templates cover a wide range of business topics such as compliance, workplace safety, human resources, information technology, and more. Select the Templates option from the New Course button to access the full library and quickly add them to your Rise 360 dashboard. Then sit back and relax, knowing the hard part’s already done. You just need to make it your own. 

Check out this short video to see more.

6. Embrace the Next Generation with cmi5 Support

The latest e-learning software specification standard is cmi5. It combines the structure of SCORM with the tracking capabilities of xAPI. It’s more flexible, works well with offline solutions, and even reduces browser pop-ups! Cmi5 is a standard we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what it can do. And now you can export your courses in cmi5.

When you export a Rise 360 course with the cmi5 option selected, you’ll download a cmi5-compliant package that works seamlessly with your LMS.

Check out this GIF to see exactly where to find the new cmi5 export option in Rise 360:

cmi5 export

With Rise 360’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 360 features has captured your imagination? What creative possibilities do you see for Rise 360 in your organization? Share your feedback, ideas, or inspiring examples with us in a comment below.

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Christian King
Trina Rimmer
Trina Rimmer
Trina Rimmer
Trina Rimmer