If you’ve ever created a course with Rise 360, you know how fast and easy Rise 360 makes it to build responsive e-learning courses. And since we’re constantly adding new features, it gets faster and easier all the time. In case you missed the latest updates, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite time-saving tips and tricks.
Organize Your Courses into Folders
Once you’ve created a significant amount of Rise 360 courses, you might find it more difficult to quickly find the one you’re looking for. That’s what folders are for!
There are two ways to go about organizing your courses into folders. You can either start by creating a folder and then move your courses into the folder one by one ...
… or you can choose a course, select Move to, and create a new folder that way.
Either way, you’ll find it much easier to locate your courses once you’ve organized them into folders.
Duplicate a Course
When you’re creating multiple courses on the same topic or for the same client, duplicating the first course—instead of starting from scratch—can be a real time-saver. That way, not only is your course outline already laid out for you, but all of your course settings (accent colors, fonts, etc.) are already set up.
To duplicate a course, simply hover over the course title, click on the ellipsis, and select Duplicate.
Send a Copy of a Course
Sometimes—with a little tweaking—the same course can be used across multiple teams. For example, if you make an onboarding course for the marketing team, most of the lessons—like the company overview and benefits sections—will also apply to all other teams in the company.
Instead of creating a new course for each team, you can share a copy of your course with someone on each team, who can then delete or update the lessons that don’t apply to their team. What a time-saver!
You can even send a copy of your course to people outside of your Articulate 360 Team, as long as they have an Articulate 360 subscription. Pretty cool, right?
To send a copy of a course, just hover over the course title, click on the ellipsis, and select Send a copy.
Copy a Lesson to Another Course
Have you ever created a lesson in Rise 360 and then thought to yourself: this would be PERFECT for another course I’m creating!? If so, then you’re in luck, because Rise 360 lets you copy lessons from one course to another. Simply hover over the lesson title, click on the ellipsis, and select Copy to another course. When you open that course in Rise 360, you’ll notice that the copied lesson appears as the last lesson of your course. Easy-peasy!
Sometimes when you’re creating a lesson, you realize that you want to reuse the same block in multiple sections. You could go back into the Block Library and reinsert that block type, but there’s an even faster way to do it: duplicate your block.
To duplicate a block, all you need to do is hover over it and click on the Duplicate icon. Then you can use the arrows to move it to the correct spot in your lesson.
Create Block Templates
With Rise 360, it’s quick and easy to create custom responsive lessons by mixing and matching different block types. But no matter how quick and easy something is, we’re always looking for ways to save time. Good news! Now you can save your blocks as templates, to reuse in other lessons or courses.
To save your blocks lesson as a template, select the Templates category in the Block Library and click Create New. Then select each block you want to include in the template and click Save.
Now you, or any member of your Articulate 360 Team, can reuse your blocks in any course by selecting it in the block template library:
Quickly Customize Blocks That Support Text
Did you know you can instantly add tables and lists to your Rise 360 courses almost anywhere you can add text? If you’re editing some text in a process block, just hit Enter at the end of the paragraph and the Quick Insert button will pop up.
The Quick Insert feature does more than just save time: it gives you the flexibility you need to customize your text formatting in Rise 360. See for yourself how much easier it is to read and digest the information in this interactive product catalog now that I’ve added tables and lists to my text.
Create Custom Labels
You might already know that Rise 360 course labels are customizable. But did you know you can save custom versions of labels so you can easily reuse them? This is super handy when you’re working with clients who have specific terminology preferences (“Begin Course” instead of “Start Course,” for example) or if you’re creating courses in different languages.
To create personalized labels, open the course settings, click Labels, and select Create New. From there, name your labels and modify them as needed.
Your custom labels will then appear in the drop-down list no matter which course you’re working on:
I hope these tips will help you optimize your workflow. And if you have any other Rise 360 tips and tricks, feel free to share them below.
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