77 Replies
Elchin G

I love Rise - it could be perfect for short foreign language lessons and I hope more fonts  will be added. Right now I can use Maitree only, and only hope that no one will be too picky...  Depending on font some characters are displayed beautifully in uppercase but in lower case they are too small compared to other letters in the word and the other way around.  I am sure you will be able to tackle this.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Elchin,

Thanks for sharing that here. What types of other fonts would you be able to use or like to see within Rise? As you'll see from Adam's comments in this discussion there are a lot of things they're taking into consideration from users in this discussion and fixes based on user feedback as well. Feel free to share those ideas and feature requests with us here or in the form of a feature request here. 

Zsolt Olah

I can see using Rise for support materials that need constant update, where the client does not have "all the ducks in a row" and we must be flexible creating a learning/performance support framework. It is also a great alternative to printed guides, avoiding cost and providing flexibility of instant content update. It is a great mixed media storytelling tool.

I would love to see more context-meaningful choice-consequences type of interactions built-in to support branching, choose your adventure, personalization, etc.

Here's what I'd love to see coming out of the box: http://rabbitoreg.com/risedemo

Here's some explanation behind: http://bit.ly/2fRlIDj

  

Michael Fimian

Think I might work on a book on Mars;  I'd already started it in iBooks Author, but realized that as I played with Rise, it'd be a lot quicker to craft and the output would be a lot better looking.  Lots of videos...

https://rise.articulate.com/share/1dQ6OOy46F4tBRmu

Does anyone know if there are any upper bound limits to a Rise project in terms of size, number of objects, etc?  I'd hate to get half way through the book and find I couldn't add anything more...

Great tool!

Mark Aiston

Ashley a question to you from Adelaide. I am putting together a rise course for businesses to purchase .. the long story short is it is a media training course for all staff withinna business. Teaching them all how to respond to the media if they are confronted by a reporter. The do's and donts if you like .. I am including videos in the course.  But my question is this .. Many of the other pages are text based, multiple choice, simply text a quote or a list ..   (I have attached a screen shot ..)  Would it be more professional if I voiced each of the text based pages like you would have in a true elearning course.. Should I record a voice script of each of the text based pages.??? hope you have some advice.

 

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mark, 

I'm not an instructional designer, so I don't know how much weight you want to put behind my opinion, but I tend to think about providing the content in as many ways as possible. So that those who are auditory learners can listen to it, and those who need to read and potentially re-read have that option as well. So I think mixing up some pages of text, videos, questions to answer, etc. is likely the best option and would be a good learning path. 

If you've got a sample course up and running feel free to share a link here and then we can weigh in on that with some more specific feedback. 

P.S. - Adelaide is one of my favorite names! My future TBD husband doesn't know it yet, but I'm definitely naming a kid that. ;-) 

John Denner

I'd like to say that one of the big features of Rise for me and my team is it's simplicity, even in the  initial simple design options. If we keep trying to make make Rise do this and do that, it will become slower to load for the user and just become a smaller version of SL. We need more tools  like Rise that are specific to a task. 

There are definitely a few tweaks (simple check box or radio button options)  that can make Rise a bit more flexible but we shouldn't put too much effort on features that cater to the whims or weakly supported requirements of leadership. We have a duty to know enough about our challenges that we can inform our leaders on what's best for the team and what tools can truly move us forward.

If the ability to develop quality and effective content in 1/8th the typical dev time isn't important, then fonts, colors, logos, etc, are the least of the  business units problems. There's a deeper issue lingering there.

Wow, this really turned into a late night rant. lol

Brian Allen
John Denner

I'd like to say that one of the big features of Rise for me and my team is it's simplicity, even in the  initial simple design options. If we keep trying to make make Rise do this and do that, it will become slower to load for the user and just become a smaller version of SL. We need more tools  like Rise that are specific to a task. 

I couldn't agree more with this. I said in an earlier post that I feel like Rise is nearly perfect as it is. Articulate did a fantastic job thinking thru feature sets and work flows and the end product is very nice.

If I need web objects, branching, or many of the other requests I've been seeing, I've got a tool that can already do all that called Storyline 360.

I like using Rise to create content that doesn't have to be as complicated and when I can do that, as John said in 1/8 the typical dev time, that's exactly what I'm looking for with Rise.

Dave Cox

As instructional designers, part of our job is to know the tools available to us, and how to best use them to create the content that our clients require, as well as the limitations in what we can do with these tools. That being said, we still have to meet the requirements and expectations of our clients, whether that's the participants, leadership, or someone else, to the best of our ability. That is just good customer service. I am constantly looking for ways to add features, and punch to my presentations while still providing the core requirement of delivering the required content. Sometimes that requires out of the box thinking, and new ways to do the same old thing. That's the job. I will take any tool that helps me to reach that goal, and keep my clients happy. For without clients, I won't have a job. 

Dawn Ferullo

I have to disagree that Rise is nearly perfect the way it is. Yes, the simplicity of Rise is part of its magic, but the simplicity does not need to be lost as the feature set grows. In fact, Articulate has done a phenomenal job in creating a simple, elegant front end to what I’m sure is a lot of crazy messy code on the back end. I trust the Articulate team to carefully evaluate all of the requests flying their way and grow Rise with a careful, thoughtful approach. I will eagerly await each new “goodie” they add to the platform.

Rise offers a paradigm shift in the way eLearning is consumed. It gives us an incredible opportunity to think differently about the work we do as designers. I’m absolutely thrilled to step away from slide-based design and offer a solution that meets the needs of modern learners.

I hope Rise continues to expand and push the envelope.

Brian Allen
Dawn Ferullo

I have to disagree that Rise is nearly perfect the way it is.

I have to trust that we can agree to disagree? :)

Don't be mistaken, I'm in no way suggesting that development on Rise be frozen and no new features added. I love the new flashcards interaction and, like you, I look forward to seeing more.

My point is that if we continue to push for more complex, higher end, Storyline features to be added to Rise, eventually we'll reach a point where Rise is no longer the same tool it is now in regards to workflow, simplicity, speed of development, etc.

I'm all for pushing the envelope, but I'm also always an advocate for using the right tool for the right job, rather than making every tool the swiss army knife of tools.

Dawn Ferullo

We both agree that we don't want this to turn into Storyline :)  I hope the Articulate team continues to innovate and grow Rise as the unique tool that it is.

But I'm not ready to put limits on what Rise could be based on what it is now.  There are many use cases for Rise beyond what we are seeing with this initial release.  Rise can be a complex tool without getting complicated.

Brian Allen
Dawn Ferullo

We both agree that we don't want this to turn into Storyline :)  I hope the Articulate team continues to innovate and grow Rise as the unique tool that it is.

But I'm not ready to put limits on what Rise could be based on what it is now.  There are many use cases for Rise beyond what we are seeing with this initial release.  Rise can be a complex tool without getting complicated.

Now that we can agree on! :)

Heidi Hector

Hi Michael, I am interested in this App. Please do not laugh at my questions as I am not the most techno savvy person on earth. I like the step by step demo you put together for us, thanks a million. My question is, will the learner work offline using this app and how do we from the company side do the tracking? I hope my question makes sense.

Heidi Hector

Thank you Dave, I think I understand this. We are currently using an LMS, but still struggle with connectivity in remote regions of South Africa. We are in the agricultural sector. An app like this would be a huge help, but then we still need the learners to be able to load the content back on the system for tracking purposes. Can this be done as easy as Michael explained it or do we need to let an IT person do the design?