Three Ideas for Enhancing Rise Courses Using the Storyline BlockArticulate 360 is all about giving you every tool you need for creating great e-learning. Sometimes you need a course with custom interactivity built from the ground up in Storyline; other times you need a responsive, gorgeous course you can build quickly. In that case, Rise is ideal.

But what about when you want to quickly build a Rise course that includes custom interactivity?

Well, that’s when you use the new Storyline block in Rise! Check out this quick video from our CTO, Arlyn, for a full demo.

To help you unlock the creative possibilities of this feature, I’ve come up with three ways you can enhance your Rise courses with custom Storyline interactions.

Embrace Micro-Learning

Micro-learning is more than everyone’s favorite industry buzzword. It’s an approach to e-learning that appeals to pros who’ve recognized that their learners need shorter bursts of learning content they can easily digest and apply to their jobs. And it’s a logical progression for training teams who’ve found that their learners are just too busy to take countless hours of lengthy e-learning courses.

One way I’ll be using Storyline blocks in Rise will be to add more opportunities for learners to interact with data and quickly apply concepts. For instance, a cool thermostat dial from Nicole Legault gives learners a concrete way to experience the outcomes of their choices, making it the perfect interaction for a Rise micro-learning course on energy efficiency.

Make Your Compliance Training Stick

Compliance training is tricky. Learners must take these courses to demonstrate to regulators that they’re complying with the law, but these courses are infamously dull and uninspiring. Even worse, the moment your learners pass the quiz at the end of a compliance course, the most critical information seems to vanish from their memory.

How can you help make sure they retain the most valuable morsels of wisdom? One way is to follow up on their training with some targeted reinforcement activities. Take, for example, this safe lifting slider interaction. It’s a great addition to a quick Rise course on avoiding workplace injuries, while also making important compliance topics even more relevant and memorable to busy learners.

Create Quick Refresher Training

When you’re training learners on multi-step processes or complex topics, it can be a lot for folks to absorb at once. That’s where refresher training later on can help learners reconnect with their knowledge.

With the Storyline block in Rise, now I can take things like this custom drag-and-drop table setting activity from David Anderson and add it right into a Rise refresher course learners can take on the job and on the go from any mobile device.

Seeing some new possibilities for the Storyline block? Share your brilliant ideas with us in a comment, or drop by the Building Better Courses forum and strike up a conversation with our community members. We always love to hear from you!

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Trina Rimmer
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