Feature requests for rise

I am having a play around creating an example for my website and have found some feature requests.

There is a lesson complete screen at the end of the trivia interaction that seems incongruous with the rest of Rise, this would be nice at the end of every section, or have option to add in (I may have missed this option).

The interactions could ideally be blocks as well so I can add them in a blocks section.

Using blocks is great but then using a timeline or process gives me unbalanced sections within the course.

The microinteractions in Rise are amazing and show where things go to and where they have come from brilliantly.

Therein are however a couple of oddities, to get the menu on phone (portrait) in blocks looks like I have to scroll back up, perhaps this should always be there or appear if you stop on a section.

The tabs is limited to 4 tabs in block, can we get more?


93 Replies
Will Findlay

Thanks Ashley. I've submitted it. I'd simply like to be able to edit a block of text that tells the learner what to do if they fail, and another block of text that tells the learner what to do if they pass. You need to tell learners what to do next at the end of a course. They need reassurance that what they have done has been recorded in the LMS for example and that they can close the course.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Awesome - thanks Will. My guess is that if they fail you want them to retry the quiz and if they passed then they get to close out of the course? In the meantime could you look at putting those directions on a final Blocks lesson to instruct the learner to do one of those things (go back a slide and take the quiz again or close out of the course/window to finish)? 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

That'd be a cool idea Paris - are you thinking the draggable cards or the drop zones would be images, or both? Would you want image and text? Knowing a bit more about what you're looking to do and the rationale is always helpful for our Product team as they investigate design options or we'll be abler to offer an idea to accomplish similar in the meantime (like the example with Will just earlier today!). 

Alyssa Gomez

Hello All!

Happy to announce that you can now customize the default text labels in Rise. This gives you the ability to make built-in course elements, such as buttons and lesson headers, say what you want them to say.

Brian has started a great discussion here if you'd like to check it out and you can find our support documentation here.

As always, we keep our Rise Version History up to date too.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Christoph,

Can you share a bit more about what you're looking for in terms of a multi language course? Are you thinking similar to what you've seen in Storyline where you could showcase more than one language using a variable? Having a bit more information and detail will help our Product team as they look to future updates and changes to Rise! 

Christoph Krieger

Hi Ashley.

My first approach with multilingual content with Storyline was to retrieve the language from LMS and depending on that, the content jumped to the right language (scene).

Technically it worked perfect but the issue was, that our staff database was not too clean in term of language settings, so that often the deposited language in the database was wrong.

So I decided to just make a manual language selection in my courses at the very beginning. But the user can change this selection if he wants to and also the content, independent of the language, still is shown as complete if the user already has seen in a differnt language.

However. I would love to have similar possibilities in RISE.


Here is a short approach thought in five minutes (so of course not perfect)

  • First create the lessons as always
  • The lesson titles are hadled as labels in RISE
  • So go to settings and translate the labels to the language you need
  • Also set default language of the course here

  • Then create content
  • Every content has a setting where you can set the language
  • Default value is "multilingual", which means this is shown in every language
  • As a visual help there are "language devider"

  • The output is shown in the default language with a language selection to change.
  • Only the content of the selected language is show (plus multilingual content)


adam Kirtley

Hi fellow Adam.  Love Rise, just getting to grips with it, but I have to say that for the course I am developing it is still quite limiting.  I want to drag and drop icons and images which I cannot do, and I'd love to be able to put markers on a video which would then pause and allow another activity before resuming.  I really like all Calvin's points above too.  I think I'd like Rise to be a light version of Storyline!

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Thanks Adam for sharing those ideas and insight here with us. Always helpful to know more about the specifics and details that make your course production easier! You can also always share those thoughts in the form of a feature request here as well.  Its always good to include the why behind those requests and what you're trying to accomplish too so that our team can think through the best way to implement a feature. 

Also, in case you hadn't seen it yet, I find this article tremendously helpful when thinking through which tool to use for which type of course development. 

Alena Ayers

We would second the request that Calvin C asked for - sorting activity - drag and drop items can be an image. We have just created a fire safety course and a first-aid course - it would have been so much more interesting for the learner to have the sorting activity as the images of fire extinguishers to be dropped into the correct answer rather than just a text description. The first-aid course could have had images of a different first aid item on each card which would then have been sorted into "included in first aid box" and "not included in first aid box". Using text is just not so visually appealing. Please can this be looked at as a feature request as the cards appear to be very similar to the flash cards which give you the option of adding an image. Loving Rise - many thanks!