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Alyssa Gomez

Hi Raina!

There are multiple ways you can add audio in Rise. First, you can add audio as a block type. The audio will play when the user views that particular lesson and clicks the Play button. 

You can also include audio in the Process Interaction, Labeled Graphic, and Timeline lessons. In each of those lesson types, you can add audio to individual sections of the lesson.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Pascale and Bodapati, 

We still have the audio options that Alyssa shared earlier, and I'll definitely let our team know about the other ways you'd like to add audio.

Bodapati, have you looked at setting this up in Storyline and then using the Storyline block to include it in Rise? I hope that's an option that'll work for you in the interim! 

Whitney Yarberry

Ashley, similar to Pascale I am working on a Rise project where my executive team requested background music to loop and play over the entire course. The feature would ideally auto play but also pause/volume zero when other media is playing within the course. Thank you for passing on this idea for an enhancement to the developers! (An unrelated request would be to have the ability to make the markers larger on the labeled graphic.)

Desiree Fowler

Good afternoon, I noticed the last post on this topic is from 5 months ago.  Has there been any updates to the program that will now allow the option Whitney proposed previously?  I am in the same boat and this feature would be a phenomenal asset when rebuilding training materials in Rise.  Thanks for all the info shared previously. 

Wendy Francis

Hi! I want to second these requests. First and foremost for autoplay-naration over text when the user press "start" or "next". I have noticed that the reply has been for almost a year now that it's added as a feature request, so just so we know; is it in developement, still not decided on or considered and dropped?

Charlene Richardson

Thanks for letting me know. This may change the course of our development
as we we have only neared completion of one of the many courses that we
need to develop. We did not realize that the audio would not autoplay and
we need that for the translations that we plan and need to offer. Some of
our audience has difficulty reading English but understand the spoken word
so it was a key feature we needed for that. It is my fault for not
properly vetting your software but I thought I had tested every feature we
would need. It is really nice software. Storyline doesn't offer the
responsiveness we need so that's not a great option either.

I am disappointed. We will see if there is a way to work around it.
Charlene

Johannes Oloth

It would be really great to have the option of audio playback in the background.
Maybe with advanced settings like a loop function and the ability to mute playback.
I also think it would be great if the course setting Media -> Audio had an extended setting where you could hide the audio timeline and trigger an autoplay while scrolling at this position. This would certainly be easier or faster to implement.

James Washington

Seems like the developers could add this feature in "settings" under themes with an option to play audio throughout all slides, or just on the cover page. I'm not sure Articulate anticipated the interest in this application and seem to have cut corners on some basic feature items; this isn't the only enhancement request that has fallen on deaf ears.

Crystal Horn

Hey there, everyone. We've been listening to your experiences and wanted to share an update about automatically playing audio in Rise 360 courses.

Web browsers are moving toward stricter auto-play policies in order to improve the user experience. We agree that requiring some kind of action from the user-  such as clicking a button before playing audio- is the right approach to ensure a unified experience for all learners. To that end, we won't be adding any auto-play features to Rise 360. However, we are looking at ways we may be able to provide narration features that don’t auto-play.

Matthew Bibby
Crystal Horn

Hey there, everyone. We've been listening to your experiences and wanted to share an update about automatically playing audio in Rise 360 courses.

Web browsers are moving toward stricter auto-play policies in order to improve the user experience. We agree that requiring some kind of action from the user-  such as clicking a button before playing audio- is the right approach to ensure a unified experience for all learners. To that end, we won't be adding any auto-play features to Rise 360. However, we are looking at ways we may be able to provide narration features that don’t auto-play.

This is good news. Thanks.