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

Image showing the insert image from Content Library 360 window

With Rise 360, you can access photographs and illustrations from the ever-growing library with millions of assets in Content Library 360, right within the app. 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. 

You can even crop images in Rise 360 using the built-in cropping tool in the edit menu. Or 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 360 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

Screenshot of scenario block in Rise 360

Easily create branched scenarios with scenario blocks in Rise 360. Scenario blocks let you choose from a selection of Content Library 360 characters and create dialogue, responses, and feedback to craft an engaging scenario. 

Scenarios can be as complex or simple as you need—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 building branching scenarios in this article, or watch Tom Kuhlmann’s video tutorial.

3. Tables and Charts Make Your Data Come to Life

Screenshot of chart block in Rise 360

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. You can insert tables as a separate block or inside of almost any other block that contains text. 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 and share them with your team. 

Learn more in this article: 4 Ways to Elegantly Display Data in Rise 360.

4. Control How Learners Experience Your Course with Continue Blocks

Screenshot of locked Continue block in Rise 360

A common 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. Continue blocks not only allow you to chunk content and reveal it progressively, they also enable you to require learners to complete critical content before moving on to the next.

Want to learn more? Check out this article: Create Compliance Training Like a Pro with Rise 360.

5. Use Templates to Get a Jump on Course Creation

Screenshot of Rise 360 templates

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. 

Head over to this article to learn more: How I Created an Information Security Course in No Time Flat with Rise 360 Templates.

6. Embrace the Next Generation with cmi5 Support

Screenshot of Export page

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! The e-learning industry has only just begun to scratch the surface of what cmi5 can do. With Rise 360, you publish to cmi5 and will be on the cutting edge of learner tracking.

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.

To find the cmi5 export option, click on Export, choose LMS, and select cmi5 as shown in the GIF below:

GIF showing how to find the CMI5 export option

Summing It Up

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. 

Which of these 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