Print from Rise?

Nov 16, 2016

Our students keep telling us that they still want to be able to print their learning materials. Is there an easy way to export Rise content to a print PDF?

37 Replies
Kelly-Anne Slatton

Hey y'all, just saw this comment posted on another thread about printing to PDF... looks like it's coming next month!

Mike Olivieri
2 days ago

Hi everyone,

We know how important exporting courses to PDF is to you and are disappointed we’ve had to keep you waiting. We have our top developers working on this feature and expect it to ship in April.

Here's a little background on why this has been such a challenging feature to get right: While Rise courses look great across all screen sizes, there are some unique challenges to making them look great in printed form while maintaining the integrity of your course content. For example, if you create a labeled graphic, printing out just the initial state of the lesson isn’t valuable. You need a printed version of the labeled graphic with each marker open so you can see the content in context with the graphic. In order to accomplish this, we’ve had to build a new way to display the interaction for print. And we’ve gone through each interaction in Rise to make sure we’re getting it right.

We know it has taken us longer than expected to deliver this feature, but we're feeling confident that you'll be happy with the result. We’re excited to hear your feedback when we ship next month.

Allison LaMotte

Hi there,

The option to export to PDF is already available, you'll find it in your export options. If you want learners to be able to print your course, the best option is to export the PDF and include it in your course as an attachment.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help. :)

Karl Muller

We used to do this: create a PDF of the course and then embedded it in the course.

While this worked the PDF would increase the size of the SCORM ZIP package. From tests we did the PDF typically doubled the size of the SCORM package. As a result we no longer embed the PDF in the course and now host these files in our LMS as an optional download.

Not everyone may have this option but it works well for us.

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