New in Rise: More accessibility, the ability to copy lessons to other courses, and more

Nov 14, 2017

Hello, everyone!

We’re thrilled to announce several new features that’ll help you build more accessible courses and author more quickly in Rise. Here are the highlights:

  • Keyboard-accessible navigation: Learners can now navigate Rise courses entirely with their keyboards. And because keyboard accessibility is built right into the published output, you don’t need to do a thing to make it happen. (Coming soon.)
  • Higher contrast for accessibility: Built-in course features, such as buttons and icons, have a higher contrast between foreground and background colors, so they’re easier to read.
  • Copy lessons to other courses: Reuse existing content and create courses faster by copying lessons across your Rise courses.
  • Custom fonts. Personalize your Rise courses with custom fonts for heading and body text.
  • Multiple-response questions: Make sure learners understand course content with the new multiple-response quiz lesson. You can create assessments with more than one correct answer.
  • Fill-in-the-blank questions: Challenge learners to recall key words or phrases from your course content with the fill-in-the-blank quiz lesson.
  • Matching questions: With the new drag-and-drop matching quiz lesson, you can make an interactive assessment that includes up to 10 text-based matching pairs. (Coming soon.)

Check out our What’s New page to learn more about these features, and what’s new in Storyline 360 and Content Library.

53 Replies
Kristie Malterre

Thank you for this wonderful list of completed and pending updates to Rise!

I noticed that keyboard accessible navigation is mentioned as "coming soon." Can you confirm that this well-awaited and important feature is still on track to be completed in Q4 (by December, 2017)? This accessibility feature is critical for projects to be deployed. 

Thank you so much!

eLearning Developer

This is Karen Pizur...thank you for these changes.

Here are a few other suggestions for improving RISE:

- Module and Lesson titles cannot do superscript or subscript.

- lesson headers font color cannot be changed

- be able to set the font size at the course level.

- have an option for audio tracks to start automatically at the opening of a lesson. Put this at the course level for auto-on of audio tracks.

- have the option to add audio tracks in all block options, example quiz questions and knowledge checks.

- ability to adjust the distance when using bullets.

- the ability to wrap text when using bullets.

- the ability to adjust the spacing between text when using the header+text or subheader+text options.

- the ability to do a hard-break in course titles.  When you look at the mobile responsive instance, it orphans to easy.



Marcela Ryan

Hello there, 

I am currently evaluating the tool for my customer.  I have tested the tab thru (for accessibility) and it works well. But unfortunately it only tabs through graphics, buttons but not content.  I know this was an issue with Adobe scrollable PDFS, but are you trying to fix that issue.  If I use Jaws and I can't tab to the content then the learner can't hear the written content.  Thank you so much