In Rise, blocks are form-based templates, so adding content is as easy as plugging text and media into placeholders.

For every lesson, you can edit the lesson title and show or hide the author. Then, depending on the blocks you selected, simply fill out forms with text, images, narration, videos, and embedded web content. Here are tips for working with each type of content.

Text

Type your text in the web interface or copy text from external sources and paste it into Rise.

In most blocks, you can add and edit text in the body of the main window. In some cases, you can use the sidebar—for example, add marker text in the sidebar for labeled graphic blocks.

Format text by selecting it and choosing formatting options on the floating toolbar that appears. Or, use the keyboard shortcuts below.

Key(s)

Function

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+B

Bold

Ctrl+I

Italicize

Ctrl+K

Hyperlink

Ctrl+S

Strikethrough

Ctrl+U

Underline

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+Shift+Z

Redo

Ctrl+[

Decrease indent

Ctrl+]

Increase indent

Images

Depending on the block type you’re using, click the camera icon or the Add Images button. Sometimes it’s in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

Upload images from your computer or search photos and illustrations from 2+ million royalty-free assets in Content Library.

Rise compresses images with virtually no loss of quality. Use high-quality images in your courses and let Rise optimize them for web distribution.

After adding an image, click Edit to remove it, replace it, or add alternate text for screen readers.

Audio

In labeled graphic, process, and timeline blocks, click the Record Audio microphone icon, then click either Start Recording or Upload a file.

You can also add a multimedia audio block on its own. Click Edit to open the sidebar. Choose either Upload or Start Recording.

The maximum file size for each audio file you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

After adding audio, click Edit to remove or replace it.

Mac Users: Safari doesn’t support audio recording. Use Google Chrome or Firefox when you need to record narration in Rise.

Videos

In blocks that support videos, click the camera icon and choose Upload media. Sometimes the camera icon is in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

We recommend using high-quality videos with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best results. Rise compresses videos so they have smaller file sizes for web distribution while maintaining high quality.

The maximum file size for each video you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

After adding a video, click Edit to remove or replace it.

Tip: You can also import screencasts you create with Replay 360 and Peek.

Web Content

In blocks that support embedded media, click the camera icon and choose Embed from web. Sometimes the camera icon is in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

Just paste the URL or embed code for the web content you want to use—for example, a YouTube video or an interactive graphic. If there’s an error or your web content doesn’t display, see these articles for tips:

We use Embedly to embed rich media in Rise courses, which means you can use videos, images, documents and other media from over 400 content providers, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Scribd. See the complete list of supported content providers here.

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