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Alyssa Gomez

Hi Mary and Beth, that's a neat idea! I can see how having the option to turn off the menu on the main course page would be a handy feature--could you tell us more about how you'd like that to function in a feature request?

Also Beth, it looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email! No worries, this Peek video will show you how to remove it. :)

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Hala!

Now you can choose to have your course sidebar open or closed by default, or even turn it off altogether. Turning off the sidebar also removes the course outline from the Rise cover page and requires learners to navigate lessons in sequential order. 

Check out this tutorial for more details!

Karen Hesting

Hi Alyssa,

I'm not sure that opening the sidebar by default is solving the original issue/question here. It seems like this is "all or nothing".  The original post was about removing the "details" on the homepage, but not about removing the sidebar completely. In my case, I would like to remove the redundancy of having the "details" on the homepage. I would like learners to click "start course" and then see the sidebar navigation.  Any chance? :)

Also, it would be great if we could choose whether the menu items were collapsed or not on default. 

Katie Riggio

Hi, Karen. Happy to help! ☺️

It sounds like you need to remove the Details button and only have the sidebar show after the Start Course button is clicked. If that's right, here's a quick Peek on how to achieve that goal

While removing the word Details from the text labels section will not remove the arrow, I have seen folks accomplish its removal with CSS. Here's how!

Hope that helps, and I'm also going to attach your insight on a menu collapse option feature with our product team. Thanks for letting us know how we can make things better!


I agree with others that the functionality to hide the table of contents from the title slide and maintain the sidebar should be an option.  I hope to see Articulate come thru on this improvement soon. However I wanted to share my work around that makes it possible to have CONSTANT NAVIGATION AVAILABILITY (though not sidebar) and removes the Table of Contents (TOC).


The above example/link involves creating your Table of Contents using by inserting several button interactions.  I also created an animated gif to use has my title slide image/banner.  My animated image includes the name of course, so for the Rise course name I just entered a # so I would not have a duplicated title.  Navigation Mode is Free.  Navigation Sidebar setting is No Sidebar.  Label for DETAILS has been deleted.


P.S.  I would also love to have an undo button that last longer than 3 to 10 seconds.

Katie Riggio

Thanks for sharing your project, Timothy! Just wow. 👏

I included your post on this feature's report, and we'll keep everyone part of this discussion in the loop on any forward movement. I also submitted a separate request regarding the undo button on your behalf, so you should receive an email confirmation about it shortly!

As always, be sure to check out the Rise Version History to stay up to date on all new features and fixes!

Julianne Sorrow

Any update on this feature other than doing it the way Timothy Kuhn suggested? I'd really like to be able to reduce the redundancy of having the details on my homepage as Karen and others mentioned. Ideally, they'd just have the "start course" button and no further details until they click the start button. And I, too, would hate to have to deprive my audience of having the sidebar option just to do that.