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Articulate Rise Tutorial: Learn How To Use Articulate Rise In 15 Minutes

In this 15 minute Articulate Rise video tutorial I'll show you step by step how to use Articulate Rise so you can start building your first responsive internet course in Rise today. (music)

Hi, I'm Mark Spermon from [inaudible 00:00:19] Learning where I teach you how you can create e-learning modules yourself with Articulate storyline. And are you new here? Then don't forget to hit the subscribe button and the bell notification icon so you won't miss any of my upcoming videos. Are you ready? Then let's get started.

Getting started with Articulate Rise

So let's start what Article Rise is. Now, Articulate Rise is one off the tools in the Articulate 360 Suite, and Articulate Rise is an online web application. With Rise you can create fully responsive learning courses very fast. Now, if you don't have a subscription to the Articulate 360 Suite you can try it free for six days, no credit card required. If you go to you can fill in your email address and click on get started and download the Articulate 360 app and create your own e-learnings really fast. So I downloaded the Articulate 360 app, and you'll see here all the tools that are included, the desktop tools and web tools. And the last one is through Articulate 360. So let's click launch. Our browser will open an Articulate Rise will open.

Rise Dashboard and Courses

Here I have my Rise dashboard. I can see here all my courses that I've created earlier. I can see my deleted courses. I don't have any deleted courses. What I also can do is create a folder and add my Rise courses to a project folder to order them. So let's create a folder. For instance, project. Click on save, and you'll see now there's a new folder. I can click select my courses here on the dots, move it to my project folder, and click on move. Here are all my courses, but when I click on the project folder you'll see only this course. Here at the right top there are some few options, styles, or lines. You can also sort your courses.

Create a new course in Articulate Rise

But what we now will do is create a new course. So we will click on the create new course button and we get two options. You can create a blank course and build your whole Articulate Rise course from scratch, or create a course from templates. And then you can use templates with placeholder content to build your course from.

Rise templates

For this tutorial we will choose to build a course based on templates. Let's use templates here, and you'll see here all the course templates that are available in Articulate Rise. There are templates in different categories. For instance, compliance and legal, human resources, information technology, leadership and management, marketing and PR, professional skills, sales and service, and workplace safety.

Let's look, for instance, to sales and service. You see that there are three templates here dealing with unhappy customers, handling sales objections, and providing exceptional customer service. All the templates have multiple lessons available in them. This template has 13 lessons, this has also has 13 lessons, and this has 16 lessons. If you hover over the course you can select it or preview the template. Let's preview the template if you want to work with this template.

Preview a course

My course is now loading. You can see here, I can see it on different devices, a preview. For instance, desktop, tablet portrait, tablet landscape, tablet mobile portrait, and also mobile landscape. Let's check it out here.

I have my title, my header image, start course, but also the details. Here is an introduction for my course. Different topics with the lessons in it. Let's click start course. Now the course will load with the menu on the left and with the main content on the right. Let's scroll down the course to see if this is what I like. I think this is what I like, so let's build a course with this template. I'll close the course preview and go back to Rise here. Now I will click select this template, and I'll select it, and now my course will load.

Create an Rise course from templates

Now we can start editing the course. What you can do here is double click and change the text. You have different markup options. For instance, a bold, italic, underlined. You can change the font size, increase the indent. If you want multiple paragraphs you can click between paragraphs. And if you click on quick insert, you can choose insert table, an ordered list, or an unordered list. If we scroll a little bit down you'll see that here is the course content, and you'll see the topics with the lessons in it.

What you can do is click here above a topic and you can create a new lesson. And below it, you can also create new lessons. Click on introduction. Click on edit content. And we will now edit icon to editor introduction for this course. You will see that the lesson is built out of different blocks. For instance, here I have a text on image, paragraph with heading, a statement, not a paragraph with heading, a numbered list, a quote, and here at the bottom I can add more blocks to my lesson. If I click on all blocks here, a menu will appear and here I can see all the blocks that I can insert to my lesson. I can also create my own blocks. If you create your own blocks that mean that you can get different preformative blocks to one block, and it's easier to get it into your course. Let's see, what four blocks there are to insert in your course. For instance, lists. Let's see, numbered lists, checkbox lists, bulleted list.

We have different gallery options here. For instance, multimedia. So audio, video, and embed video or to download an attachment. Interactive content, so accordion, tabs, a labeled graphic, a process block, scenario, a sorting activity, a timeline, flashcard grid, flashcard deck, a button, multiple buttons, and the storyline block. We'll come to this one later. Here's the knowledge check, so there's multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blank, and matching block. You can also add sliders, charts, line charts or pie charts through your course. You have dividers to divide the content.

Insert a Rise block

Let's insert a block. For instance, in directive I want to add a text block. So what I do, I click this one and you'll see it is below the structure here in my course. Now on the left here you'll see the edit button. If I click edit you'll see that floating menu again. There are two tabs here, the content tab and a settings step. So on the content I have the items for my text course. So item one with the title here and the description and an image, item two and item three. And I can also add a new item. For instance, item four. So if I name it item four, and description. Lorem ipsum blah blah blah. And you can see that it's created here. There has to be an E.

I can upload media, but also search the content library. For instance, if I want to insert a forest picture, I type in forest. There are different pictures. I want to select this one. And it's edit to my course. Let's now see the setting step. You can here change the background color of your whole block. For instance, you can make it gray or another color. You can do something with the padding, so it's now on 30 pixels, you can say it also to 60. It's lower something from the top, and you can also do it from bottom so you have more room in your block. You can enable zoom to click, or you can disable it. If you please click this one, your editing is done. You can also quick edit something. Just select text, and you can edit here. That's a choice that you can make.

I can imagine that the block that you just created, it is not always on the last position in your lesson. On right here you can change the order of the blocks. If I click this one, my block will move one block above the other. I can change the order, I can duplicate my block, or I can also remove my block. Here I have the button to preview my lesson. Now let's go to the blocks again to see the blocks. If we go to interactive, you'll see that some blocks, for instance, that sorting activity or a flashcard grid, are really simple. So a solution therefore is to add a storyline block. For instance, if you want a better drag and drop interaction you can just add or create block in storyline and integrate it into your Article Rise course. In this way you can also create blocks that aren't available at this moment in Articulate Rise.

Settings in Rise

Now, let's go back to our menu, so close this one. Here I will click that left arrow, and we're in our course menu again. In the course menu there are some settings that I want to discuss here. So here you have the overall course settings. These are the theme settings. With the theme settings, you can customize the look and feel of your course. You can, for instance, uploaded your own logo, change the cover photo, change the font color for your course. Let's see what you can change. You can change the accent color, that are the colors that you see here. Or add these buttons over here. You have some predefined accent colors, but you can also choose your own accent color. There are some fonts that you can choose for the heading and body font. You have the option for our default fonts, but you can also upload custom fonts that you use in your course.

Now, let's create another accent color. I have one that is not available. For instance, I want a yellow one and a darker one. So let's see, this one. When I click on down here you'll see the yellow color is integrated, and I have to click on save to save it in my course. There is also an option for block entrance animations. Non-text blocks will animate into view as the learner scrolls. You can leave it on or you can turn it off. It's your own choice. There are some navigation options. Navigation mode, free. If you have this one enabled learner can navigate freely to all your lessons, but you can also have it to restrict it. And then a learner has to complete lesson one before he can go to lesson two. Got to set it to free again.

Translate your course in Rise

You can choose how you want to see the sidebar. If you want to display it open or closed. If user can search a course, marketing lessons complete, the lesson count labels if you want to show them, your previous and next buttons, and also the video playback speed. You have also the option in Rise to do something with translations. What you can do is a duplicate of the course, export your course as a XLIFF file, and you can translate it or send your XLIFF file to work for a translation company. Now, if you have translated the whole XLIFF file you can import it here again, and then you have a new course in a new language. There are some labels in a Rise, for instance, start course on the start course button that you can change this one. You can also say start learning if you want to or resume e-learning. So you can change these ones. There are a few predefined label sets for English, Spanish, French, and German. Not for Dutch, so you have to create this one on yourself, but that's very easy.

Rise new features

So you see that Rise is a very easy to use tool to make quick engaging and responsive e-learning that you can watch on multiple devices. Now, let's go see the Rise roadmap which features are there on the Rise roadmap. So currently there are two big features on the roadmap. One is in development and one is planned. The in development feature is improve accessibility for learners. Due to the WCAG standards and a big planned feature, what I hope will release soon, is to create randomized questions by question banks. This is not possible at this moment, so what you could do is create a storyline block with a question bank and insert it into your Rise course.

I hope this tutorial gives you a brief overview of how Articulate Rise works and gives you enough inspiration to build your own course in Articulate Rise.

If you want to create great, engaging e-learning Articulate storyline, make sure that you get my free step by step guide on how I create e-learning in Articulate storyline. I know for sure that it will help you because it describes my whole process that I use for every e-learning module and Articulate storyline that I've built. Was this video useful to you? Then hit the like button below, and don't forget to hit the subscribe button and the bell notification icon so you won't miss any of my upcoming videos.

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