Password Protecting a RISE Course

Jul 17, 2018


Is there a way to password protect a RISE course once it's published to the Web? Or does it have to be uploaded to an LMS for this functionality?  I would like to avoid adding to an LMS, as it looks much more sleek and seamless on a website. Thanks.

14 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Jacquii!

You can password protect the Rise "Share" link, but I haven't seen examples of a password-protected course hosted on a website. 

Your web host may have a feature that allows you to password-protect content. What host are you using? Hopefully others using the same one can chime in with tips!

Allison LaMotte

Hi Arek,

When you cancel an Articulate 360 subscription we’ll keep your data intact for at least six months. This means that anyone who has direct links to your Rise courses on our servers will still be able to view them.

For more tips on what to do before cancelling a Rise subscription click here. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

Ryan DeWitt

Yes Jacquii, this is possible. Here are 3 Options I've used with my clients.

  • Insert a Storyline file (Interactive Block SL) in 1st Rise section with a password and set course to Linear requiring them to go thru that gateway.  Use Triggers to make password SL file. 
  • If it's a Web Publish put a password on the specific Web site page in your Web Control Panel
  • Put a Rise Quiz at the start and restrict navigation.


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Dayn Wilkins

I had a requirement to password protect a Rise course published for the web and have used the Storyline block method mentioned above by Ryan. See demo here - Storyline file attached.

This works great on PCs, but on smartphones the Storyline block seems to open in some form of lightbox, which you have to close by tapping a cross icon, before you can then click the continue button. This is far from obvious to the learner and doesn't happen on a PC.

@Articulate Staff - is this behaviour for Storyline blocks on smartphones by design? If so, I don't think it's intuitive for learners. Perhaps the Rise page should be greyed out behind the Storyline block when it's open, like lightboxed slides in Storyline, to make it clearer what's happening to the learner.