New in Rise 360: Lesson Header Toggle

Jun 01, 2023

Lesson headers can give learners a handy summary of what the next section of content is about.

Sometimes, though, that information is obvious without a header. And other times the default header can interfere with your course layout ideas. With Rise 360’s new lesson header toggle feature, you now have the option to turn off these headings throughout your course. So when you want to streamline the learning experience and leave them out, it’s as easy as flipping a switch!

A screenshot of Rise 360 Themes UI showing the option to hide lesson headers

If you’re an Articulate 360 subscriber, you can access this new feature immediately in the theme settings of any Rise 360 course. And if you don’t have Articulate 360 but want to try out this feature, you can start a free 30-day trial.

Once you’ve given it a try we’d love to hear what you think! Please share any feedback or suggestions in the comments below. We’ll be working on enhancements for this feature and want to know if there are areas for improvement or additional functionality that you’d like to see. We’re looking forward to your feedback!

The Rise 360 Team

12 Replies
Judy Nollet

Nice feature. But the setting could be confusing. The switch turns on hiding, which, in essence, is turning off the headers. Yet the subtext says "Turn lesson headers on or off," which implies that "On" would show the headers...

IMHO, it would have have been better to just call it "Lesson Headers," and have the toggle for Off (i.e., don't show them) or On (i.e., show them). 

Casey Lim

With this feature in mind, will there be an option to set the blocks with images with text on top to be HTML headings?

Right now they are paragraph tags <p></p> but people can mistake them visually as headings and use them as such. However for accessibility purposes there should be an option to change the paragraph into heading levels 1, 2, 3 <h1>, <h2>, <h3> as needed.

Tim St. Clair

Lesson Headers may still take up space, inconsistently.

Try this:

  1. Go to lesson headers
  2. Select a style
  3. Set Header Height to small
  4. Save
  5. Go back to lesson headers
  6. say 'Hide Lesson Headers'.
  7. The header is gone, but it still takes up the same space. Confirmed true after publishing as well.

Then try this:

  1. Go to lesson headers
  2. Show the lesson header and change the height to Medium or Large
  3. Save
  4. Go back to lesson headers
  5. say 'Hide Lesson Headers'.
  6. The header is gone, and the space is collapsed, as it should be.

It's something funky with styles, because the way they've implemented hiding lesson headers is that the lesson header object still exists in the source of the page, it's just not visible.