Ever since we launched Rise 360, customers have been asking me the same question: How do I decide whether to use Storyline 360 or Rise 360 for my e-learning project? This is what I usually say: Personally, I find that Rise 360 is perfect for most of my projects. It lets me create beautiful, responsive e-learning courses in a matter of hours. If I need a custom interaction or two, I’ll build them out in Storyline 360 and insert them into my Rise 360 course as blocks. And when I need to be able to customize my entire course down to the last pixel, I use Storyline 360.

To help you better understand the kinds of projects that are best suited for each app, I pulled together some examples.

Rise 360 Course Examples

Rise 360 makes it easy to create lessons by mixing and matching different blocks—or stackable multimedia elements—to create a unique learning experience. Here are some examples of Rise 360 courses to give you an idea of the types of projects you could create in Rise 360:

Rise 360 Course Examples with Storyline 360 Blocks

If you’re creating a course in Rise 360 and realize that you need to create a custom interaction, no need to start over! Simply create your custom interaction in Storyline 360 and add it to your Rise 360 course as a block. Here are some examples of projects that seamlessly combine Rise 360 and Storyline 360:

If you’re looking for some inspiration for when to use the Storyline 360 block in Rise 360, check out these resources:

Storyline 360 Course Examples

Some projects call for a more custom look and feel throughout—for example, if you want to immerse learners in a realistic scenario, or if you want to have full control over your course’s look and feel, down to the finest detail. Here are some examples of courses where authors have leveraged the features in Storyline 360 to create a fully customized experience:

Further Reading

Hopefully, these examples give you a clearer picture of the types of courses you can create in both Rise 360 and Storyline 360 so you can more easily decide which to use for your next project. To dig deeper into this topic, check out this article: How Pros Use Rise 360 and Storyline 360.

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