Display Size of Uploaded Video


I am uploading several MP4 files to a Rise course. It seems the video takes up all the available window size regardless of the video size. 360. 720. 1080 all take up the whole right side of the screen. Is there a way to have the video play in a smaller size?

If not, please add that to the list for future releases.


18 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Levi, 

We recommend using high quality videos with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best results in your published Rise courses (and you can see some other best practices here for media). As for the overall size and location, you'll see it on the right hand side while the menu appears on the left as in this image:

And as you adjust what device and orientation you're using the video will continue to resize to fit the screen. 

Since you're looking for a bit more customization of the video element, could you share some more detail on could you share some more detail on how you might use this feature? As that's really helpful insight to get into the hands of our product team! Feel free to post it here, or send it along as a feature request.

Levi Nunez

Thanks Ashley.

Yes, I am aware of the functionality as you describe and frankly I love it. However, I am facing a size limit imposed by my company's LMS. One of the ways I wanted to meet this size limit was to cheat slightly on the video size. I was trying to render something slightly smaller. I am rendering videos that meet the 16:9 aspect ratio but the resolution isn't great when my MP4s get stretched to fill the needed space.

Also, in some cases I am leveraging existing video files that don't have great resolution to start with.

I think at this point I am going to split up my courses and render them separately as modules to get by this size limit imposed by my LMS.

And yes, I would like this as a feature request for future releases.


Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Levi, 

So you're looking for a smaller display on the screen, not a smaller file size to the video and the Rise course upon export? If it's the screen size and display could your LMS be forcing it into a different player or frame that's interfering with Rise and the responsive nature? We'd be happy to take a look, as Rise should be adapting to the space it's being displayed within. It would be helpful to have a copy of your Rise export, and a link to where it's hosted on your LMS - so I've gone ahead and opened up a Support case for you so that we can gather that information outside of the forums. Keep an eye out for an email from Support@articulate.com! 

Lane Fields

I've found in the courses that I've built that the display size of the video is different if you select pre-built lesson vs. blocks.

If you insert a video using the pre-built lesson, the video will expand to fit the content window.

If you inert a video using content blocks, there will be padding around the video in the content window.

Hope that helps!

Robert Edgar

Hi Alyssa,

Oh, interesting. I'll take a look at the dividers.




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Joshua Bruck

Is there a way to make the Video blocks smaller. I am looking for a way to create videos rather than audio, strictly for the sake of adding closed captioning but would not need a full 16*9 video but a 16*3. An additional benefit is that we can use these videos in place of audio and include Closed Captioning.