Trainers and instructional designers use tables as a simple yet effective means of organizing information. Placing content into a table’s neat columns and rows makes it easier for learners to parse through information, identify important pieces of data, and grasp the particulars at hand.

The table block makes it easier than ever to display data and structured information in your Rise 360 courses.

Adding a table block to a Rise 360 course is easy: pop into an existing lesson and open up the All Blocks library. Under the text blocks, you can scroll down to find the table block. Click on it to insert a table block directly into your lesson. Then click inside the cells and add text or values.

Bringing up the table toolbar is a cinch, too. Just click anywhere inside a table to bring up the toolbar, and then use it to add or remove columns and rows, change cell background colors, edit cell alignment, and more. You can also use the toolbar settings to customize the look and feel of your tables to ensure they look beautiful and are consistent with your course design.

Here are a few ideas for how you can use tables in your next course.

Create Schedules

Need to share important dates or events? Tables are a great way to present time-based information, such as schedules or calendars.

Organize Data

Do you have a lot of information that needs to be presented to your learners? Organizing data or values is a classic use-case for tables. The columns and rows are a great way to organize information in a neat, orderly way.

Compare & Contrast

Tables are a great way to highlight differences or similarities between two or more groups of data; they are useful for creating handy comparison charts.

Have a peek at some of these table ideas in action:

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These are just a few of the fun ways you can use the table block in your next Rise 360 project. Hopefully these examples have sparked your imagination and inspired you to try them yourself. Want to learn more about tables? Have a peek at this helpful tutorial. How and why do you use tables in your courses? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anthony Goss