How do you use Rise and Storyline if you have an LMS?

Sep 05, 2019

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't find the discussion.

My company has an LMS, and each lesson in a chapter is considered a learning object, such as a Tin Can export. 

My company also is using Rise for most of our content. I know how to create one Rise course with sections and lessons. So the learner would see one lesson in the LMS, and that one lesson would be a long, scroll-able Rise course. 

Same with Storyline. I could create a self-contained course with scenes, and the LMS would keep the learner's progress, but they're still seeing only one "lesson."

My question is, does anyone else have this dilemma? Chunking up Rise and Storyline so that the LMS navigation is better for the learner?

6 Replies
Ulises Musseb

Normally when we use SL or Rise, we use them for development of full courses, with the exception of job aids in video form (when we decide to use SL/Peek for them).

In our case, the vast majority of micrlearning, job aids, and other just-in-time learning, is done in the form of readable documents, most of them in PDF format.

If splitting a large course into mini lessons is the right decision for those courses, then they all have to be published as separate packages in the LMS. All LMSs I know have the ability to group and organize all related learning events into activities as part of one course, one class, etc. That is adequate for instances in which it is required for the learner to go through the learning event, and when it is necessary to document completion or grade of the course.

If the lessons don't have to be part of one whole course, can be taken in different order, if they are optional, or if there isn't any need of tracking completion of them, then they can just be placed as searchable objects where learners can look for them as/if/when needed. Otherwise, if you have a whole bunch of mini-courses, sure they are short lessons, but each one is going to require assignment/enrollment and completion criteria separately, which can defeat the purpose of having them separately in the first place.

Lucia Capasso

Hi Annie, 

I have the same dilemma and have decided to try with chunking up the content. Having said that, I am not sure that this will be the best solution, so I am going to test this first and gather feedback from participants, then I will also try embedding a single longer chunk to see if this format is preferred. Maybe you could do the same and see what users prefer? Good luck!


Annie Louden

Hi Lucia, 

Yes, I was thinking of doing courses both ways (chunking vs. longer) and gathering feedback from learners. I don't want the chunks too short so that they're clicking endlessly, but also I want them to feel like they're making some progress by "completing" things.

Oh, eLearning, I think about you all day long.

Annie Louden

Hmm, I'm not sure if my LMS can do the searchable objects thing, but that would be ideal! For example, we teach dealers about our software. All software needs to be installed, and some courses have a lesson about installation. But, software installation is pretty much the same for everything, so I don't want to bore learners with that part. Would be great to have a microlearning about software installation that people can find when they need it.

We do have a website outside of the LMS with support articles, so just HTML pages with words and pictures. Sometimes we have videos. I wonder if those learning objects can live in the LMS so that learners don't need to go to two places.

Thanks for your comment!

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