New Rise Feature: Sidebar Visibility

Hey Everyone,

We released a new feature to Rise today that allows you to set sidebar visibility.

You can now choose to:

  1. Set the sidebar to be open at course launch (default)
  2. Set the sidebar to be closed at course launch
  3. Remove the sidebar completely from the course

Check out this 90 second video for the details:



20 Replies
Brent McMillan

Perhaps a future option to create a RISE static page would be ideal? So that it doesn't require a sidebar nor splash page, lesson 1ofX counters and the Home & next lesson links.

The interactivity within RISE is getting so good, that it could add a lot of value to information/experience only requiring a static "one-shot" interaction. Rather than the full suite of landing pages and table of contents etc.



Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Brian, 

You're right - they're both controlled by that one setting. I'll pass along the idea to look at splitting them up!

Hi Theresa, 

For the details you'd like to remove, are you thinking the lesson type/icons that are shown? If I'm misunderstanding, it would help if you could share a screenshot with some notes on what you'd like to see changed! Thanks. 🙂

Theresa Bala

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for the quick response! I meant for the side menu to only show the lesson heading (modules), not the individual pages. In my screen shot it would be that only be the Course Introduction, Safety Coordinator, etc. would show on the menu. If a learner clicks in the menu, then they can see the pages too. In Storyline it can do this by opening with the menu collapsed to just show the headings/module names.

I also like your suggestion of the icon/lesson types not showing on the menu. Is there a way to remove those?

Ashley Terwilliger

Thanks for the image Theresa! Looks like you're using Sections in Rise? I could see that being helpful to have the individual lesson titles in each section collapsed until the user is in that section, like what you're used to in Storyline. I'll share that with the team as a feature idea!

There isn't a way to remove those icons/types either, but I can pass that idea along as well. I find them really helpful at a quick glance to know if I'll be reading content,  interacting with something, or even taking a quiz.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mamie, 

Could you share more about only showing the course, but not the sub pages?

Typically we refer to the entire item created as a Course (Example Course) and within that, you can have Sections (TOPIC 1) which are like headers/dividers that can break up your Lessons (Watch this Video).  

I took a screenshot of what this would look like on the Introduction screen: