Speeding Up Your Workflow in Rise

Rise 360 makes creating gorgeous, fully responsive e-learning super-quick and easy. And with new features being added to Rise 360 all the time, it’s the gift that keeps on giving for course creators! Some of the latest goodies in Rise 360 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 360 even more of a breeze:

1. Use Rise 360 templates to quickly create courses on common business topics

Has something like this ever happened to you? Your HR team needs a new course on retirement planning—a topic you know very little about—and they need it done quickly for the upcoming open enrollment period. 

Save yourself a ton of time researching and organizing content from scratch by using Rise 360 templates, instead. Here’s why: Rise 360 templates are gorgeous, customizable templates covering a variety of business topics. You’ll find each lesson is filled with placeholder content, tips, and interactions that help you build engaging, effective courses quickly. This means the design heavy-lifting is taken care of for you, so you can simply pop in your content and images and let Rise 360 do the rest!

To learn more about Rise 360 templates and how they can save you loads of time, check out this helpful video.

2. Streamline course development with block templates

What if you want to build and customize the blocks in a lesson and then use that work as a template for other lessons in your course? That’s where block templates in Rise 360 can help! With Rise 360 block templates, you can turn any block or set of blocks you’ve created into a time-saving template.

Block templates are a big win for one-person training shops and teams alike. If you’re flying solo, you’ll find that saving existing blocks you’ve already designed as block templates, can help you quickly reuse content in other courses.

And if you’re an Articulate 360 Teams subscriber, you’ll have the added ability to share block templates with your colleagues. This means you can share your block templates with everyone on the team so you can all reuse content and produce courses with a similar look and feel.

3. Save time by creating courses collaboratively

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

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

4. Get consolidated SME feedback with Review 360

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 360 courses to Review 360. This handy project review app lets you collect consolidated, 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 360 courses approved is utterly painless with Review 360.

To publish a Rise 360 course to Review 360, just click on the Review tab in Rise 360.

5. 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 360 courses into folders on my dashboard.

Just like everything else with Rise 360, folders are super-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.

6. Save some clicks with these handy Rise 360 menus

I love smart features that save me some time and clicks, and there are quite a few of them in Rise 360.

For example, on the Rise 360 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 360 editing mode, 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.”

We’ve also 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 360 menus, check out this short Peek 360 video.

These are only a few of my favorite Rise 360 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 360? How are you going to use features like Rise 360 templates to save yourself some design time? Share your ideas and tips with me by leaving a comment, below.

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Steve Hayworth