If you’ve ever created a course with Rise, you know how fast and easy Rise makes it to build responsive e-learning courses. And since we’re constantly adding new features, it gets faster and easier all the time. In case you missed the latest updates, we’ve rounded up our favorite time-saving tips and tricks.
Organize Your Courses into Folders
Once you’ve created a significant amount of Rise courses, you might find it more difficult to quickly find the one you’re looking for. That’s what folders are for!
There are two ways to go about organizing your courses into folders. You can either start by creating a folder, and then move your courses into the folder one by one ...
… or you can choose a course, select Move to, and create a new folder that way.
Either way, you’ll find it much easier to locate your courses once you’ve organized them into folders.
Duplicate a Course
When you’re creating multiple courses on the same topic or for the same client, duplicating the first course— instead of starting from scratch—can be a real time-saver. That way, not only is your course outline already laid out for you, but all of your course settings (accent colors, fonts, etc.) are already set up.
To duplicate a course, simply hover over the course title, click on the ellipsis, and select Duplicate.
Send a Copy of a Course
Sometimes—with a little tweaking—the same course can be used across multiple teams. For example, if you make an onboarding course for the marketing team, most of the lessons—like the company overview and benefits sections—will also apply to all other teams in the company.
Instead of creating a new course for each team, you can share a copy of your course with someone on each team, who can then delete or update the lessons that don’t apply to their team. What a time-saver!
You can even send a copy of your course to people outside of your Articulate 360 Team, as long as they have an Articulate 360 subscription. Pretty cool, right?
To send a copy of a course, just hover over the course title, click on the ellipsis, and select Send a copy.
Copy a Lesson to Another Course
Have you ever created a lesson in Rise and then thought to yourself: this would be PERFECT for another course I’m creating!? If so, then you’re in luck because Rise lets you copy lessons from one course to another. Simply hover over the lesson title, click on the ellipsis, and select Copy to another course. When you open that course in Rise, you’ll notice that the copied lesson appears as the last lesson of your course. Easy-peasy!
Sometimes when you’re creating a blocks lesson, you want to reuse the same block in multiple sections. You could go back into the Block Library and reinsert that block type, but there’s an even faster way to do it: duplicate your block.
To duplicate a block, all you need to do is hover over it and click on the Duplicate icon. Then you can use the arrows to move it to the correct spot in your lesson.
Create Blocks Templates
Blocks are a super-powerful feature in Rise that allow you to quickly and easily create your own custom responsive lessons. But no matter how quick and easy something is, we’re always looking for ways to save time. Good news! Now you can save your blocks lessons as templates, to reuse in other courses.
To save your blocks lesson as a template, select the Templates category in the Block Library and click Create New. Then select each block you want to include in the template and click Save.
Now you, or any member of your Articulate 360 Team, can reuse your blocks lesson in any course by selecting it in the blocks template library:
Create Custom Labels
You may already know that Rise course labels are customizable. But did you know that you can save custom versions of labels so you can easily reuse them? This is super handy when you’re working with clients who have specific terminology preferences (Begin Course instead of Start Course, for example) or if you’re creating courses in different languages.
To create personalized labels, open the course settings, click Labels, and select Create New. From there, name your labels and modify them as needed.
Your custom labels will then appear in the drop-down list no matter which course you’re working on:
I hope these tips will help you optimize your workflow. And if you have any other Rise tips and tricks, feel free to share them below.
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