Learning Journal In Rise

Dec 05, 2018


Firstly, Articulate recently implemented a small update to Rise. As a result, all new exports from Rise will need to include the most recent version of LearningJournal.js which is found at the usual link.

Secondly, at any time Articulate could update their code and bring a breaking change to the Learning Journal. Over a year ago, I shared this functionality freely with the community and the code comes with no warranty or support either implied or expressed. If at any time you want or need to remove the Learning Journal from your modules, simple remove any STATEMENT-NOTE entries that refer to the Learning Journal.

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I built a cool Learning Journal feature for Rise that has been very well-received. I thought I'd share it in case anyone wanted to a. use it or b. improve on it.


The Learning Journal allows the learner to enter text responses to journal prompts throughout a Rise course. At the end of the course, the learner can print their learning journal of all their responses. The responses are saved to the browser so that they persist on future visits to the Rise course.


EDIT May 2019: At the request of a member of the forum, I created a HOW-TO video below that shows each step of the HOW-TO document in action.


Example Rise Course

HOW-TO Document

HOW-TO Video


Learningjournal.js file (right-click and save)


Learningjournal.css file (right-click and save)

Project github site

I would love any feedback and help to improve the functionality and code.

Mike Amelang

277 Replies
LaRhonda Jefferson


I'm not sure if anything has changed but I'm having the same issues as Janet.  It just started with my commenting out button 2. I figured I'd done something wrong, but after recreating my journal a couple of times, the Notes are not rendering.  If you and Janet wouldn't my sharing your finding, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks for your help,


Kerry Coombes

Hi Mike,

We're also experiencing the same issues as Janet and LaRhonda. Previously published modules show the Learning Journal text box as it should but as of this morning, I haven't been able to get the modules to render as before. Could a recent Articulate 360 update affect how the Learning Journal is rendered? If you have found a fix for Janet's problem, we would greatly appreciate you sharing that.

Thank you

Mike Amelang

Hello everyone,

EDIT: see the more recent comment below.

I'm sorry that the learning journal does not seem to be working in the most recent courses. I will take a look at that today. Unfortunately, I can only troubleshoot so much because I am in a new role now and no longer have access to Articulate 360. I will contact Articulate today to see what they can do about access for me. For the short term, does anyone have an unused license they can share temporarily?


Alyssa Gomez

Hi Mike!

The last update to Rise 360 was on June 1. Our engineers had a look at your learning journal, and nothing has changed in Rise 360 that would cause a problem so it could be a browser or security update issue.

Thank you for sharing a fix for everyone at the top of this discussion!

EDIT: After further investigation, our engineers found that the recent accessibility updates made on all statement blocks caused the learning journal to stop working. Thanks to Mike for helping our team discover this!

Mike Amelang


Both of your suggestions would make very useful features in the Learning Journal. Unfortunately, I don't have the capability/availability to add the features. However, the code is freely available on Github for anyone to extend the functionality of the Learning Journal.

Thanks and have a great day

Pauline Sebestyen

This would be helpful for one of my projects but I can't seem to get it to work. I have watched the videos, read the quick reference guide, double checked the code, and I still get nothing. What am I doing wrong? I copied over the css and js files from your site and placed them in the same location as the index.html file. Then I copied the three lines of code (also from your site) and pasted them in the index.html. See screenshots.