Speeding Up Your Workflow in Rise

Rise makes creating gorgeous, fully responsive e-learning super-quick and easy. And with new features being added to Rise all the time, it’s the e-learning development gift that keeps on giving! Some of the latest goodies in Rise can help you speed up your workflow and cut down your course development time. Here are just some of the ways these new features make working in Rise even more of a breeze:

1. Stay organized with folders

I like to keep things tidy, and folders are my real-life go-to for managing information. It’s no wonder I’m loving the ability to organize Rise courses into folders on my dashboard.

Just like everything else with Rise, folders are easy to use. Check out this handy article that walks you through all the basics, including creating, renaming, and deleting folders; moving courses to folders and removing courses from folders; and more.

2. Copy lessons to other Rise courses

Duplicating an entire Rise course is a great way to repurpose a course you’ve already customized or use it as a template for building a new course. But did you know you can also copy individual lessons from one course to another? Copying an individual lesson is handy if you don’t really need to reuse the entire course. It’s also smart way to use your custom formatted lesson as a template for a new, similarly-styled lesson.

Here’s a quick Peek video to show you where to find the “copy a lesson to another course” feature in Rise and how it will make developing your Rise courses even faster and easier.

3. Streamline development by inviting collaborators

If you’re enjoying an Articulate 360 Teams plan, one of the coolest features is collaborative authoring in Rise. With collaborative authoring, you can invite other Articulate 360 Teams users to work with you on your courses. Have your collaborators work on different lessons simultaneously or take turns fine-tuning the same one to crank out Rise courses in record time.

For the lowdown on this feature, don’t miss this how-to video and article.

4. Build Rise courses faster with block templates

Blocks in Rise are super-flexible components you style and stack to create unique lessons. And with the new block templates in Rise, you can turn any block or set of blocks you’ve designed into a time-saving template!

If you’re a one-person training shop, you’ll find building Rise courses goes even faster with block templates. By saving existing blocks you’ve already designed as templates, you can quickly reuse content in other courses.

And if you’re an Articulate 360 Teams subscriber, you can share block templates with your colleagues. What a productivity win! You’ll love how shared block templates make it easier for everyone on the team to reuse content and produce courses with the same look and feel.

5. Get consolidated SME feedback with Articulate Review

Trying to get reviewers all on the same page can really eat into your productivity. That’s why it’s so wonderful to be able to publish your Rise courses to Articulate Review. This handy project review app lets you collect in-context feedback from your stakeholders, follow everyone’s comments and replies in threaded conversations, and mark comments as resolved once you’ve made changes. Getting Rise courses approved is so painless with Articulate Review!

To publish a Rise course to Review, just click on the Review tab in Rise and choose “Publish a new version” or “View in Articulate Review.” Check out this video from our CTO, Arlyn Asch, where he walks you through it.

6. Save some clicks with these handy Rise menus

I love smart features that save me some time and clicks, and there are quite a few of them in Rise.

For example, on the Rise dashboard, just move your mouse over the space to the upper right of the course title until you see ellipses. Click on them and you’ll see a course options menu with popular features like “Send a copy” and “Duplicate.”

And when you’re in the Rise authoring environment, you’ll notice ellipses next to each lesson. This is the lesson options menu. Click on it for more options like “Copy to another course,” “Change icon,” “Duplicate,” and “Delete.”

Furthermore, we’ve added some quick drop-down lists to help you change the layouts of block lessons on the fly. These drop-downs make it even faster and easier to create the perfect look for your content.

For an overview of all these handy Rise menus, check out this short Peek video.

Phew! We’ve covered a lot, so let’s quickly recap. We talked about how to copy a course to another lesson, organize projects into folders, collaborate with Articulate 360 Teams users on courses, share block templates, collect feedback on Rise courses in Articulate Review, and use shortcut menus. And these are only a few of my favorite Rise time-savers—it was really hard to narrow down the list!

So now I’d love to hear from you! What are your smartest productivity tips for working in Rise? Share them with us by leaving a comment, below.

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