Articulate 360 FAQs: Rise

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Rise is a web app that lets you create beautiful, fully-responsive courses fast. See these FAQs for answers to common questions about Rise.

What is Rise?

Rise is a web app that lets you create beautiful, fully-responsive courses fast.

Rise courses use the latest web technologies, so they automatically adapt to any device, no extra work required. Rise is responsive authoring the way it should be.

Take a tour of Rise to learn more.

Where can I find tutorials for Rise?

Watch these videos to start building responsive e-learning courses with Rise:

Go deeper with our Rise user guide.

Be sure to check out our exclusive, online webinars in Articulate Live. It's included with your Articulate 360 subscription.

And if you have any questions, post them in E-Learning Heroes. The largest e-learning community in the world is standing by, ready to help.

Do Rise courses use responsive design?

Yes. You build a Rise course once, and it's fully responsive. You don't have to do any extra work to make a Rise course fit each computer, tablet, or smartphone screen. It'll automatically adapt to each device and screen orientation. It couldn't be easier to create beautiful courses for any device.

What are the system requirements for authoring and viewing Rise courses?

See this article for Rise tech specs.

How much storage space do I have for Rise courses?

If you have an individual Articulate 360 subscription, you have 150 GB of storage for Rise courses and Articulate Review content items. If you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription, your team has unlimited storage space. See this comparison to learn more about the benefits of both subscription types.

(Articulate Review content items include everything you publish to Articulate 360 from Rise, Storyline, Studio, Replay, and Peek as well as video files you manually upload.)

Can I author Rise courses on tablets or smartphones?

You need a Mac or Windows desktop/laptop computer to author Rise courses (though you can view Rise courses on any device).

Can more than one author work on the same Rise course at the same time?

Yes! Articulate 360 Teams get exclusive product features that help them collaborate, such as Rise collaborative authoring. Team members can create and edit different lessons in the same course at the same time or take turns fine-tuning the same lesson. Learn more.

The Articulate 360 Teams plan is ideal for organizations. Find out more about teams.

Can the same Rise lesson be added to more than one course?

We're working on a feature for importing lessons.

Are Rise courses HTML5-compatible or do they require Adobe Flash Player?

Rise publishes HTML5-only courses that work in most modern browsers. See this article for a list of supported browsers.

Rise courses don't use Flash Player.

Can Rise courses be hosted and tracked in a learning management system (LMS)?

Yes. You can export Rise courses for AICC, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and Tin Can API (xAPI) learning management systems. Just open your Rise course for editing, click Export in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose an LMS specification.

Can Rise courses be published to Articulate Online?

Rise courses aren't supported in Articulate Online. However, if you have an AICC-, SCORM-, or Tin Can API-compliant LMS, you can track Rise courses in your LMS. Just open your Rise course for editing, click Export in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose an LMS specification. Details here.

Can Rise courses be published for web distribution?

Yes. If you just need to give someone a quick view of your Rise course, open your course for editing, click Share in the upper right corner, copy the shareable link, and send it to your viewers.

The best option for distributing a web-based Rise course is to open it for editing, click Export in the upper right corner, select No LMS - Web Only from the LMS drop-down list, then click Export in the upper right corner again. You'll get a zip package containing all the files for your course. Just extract the zip package, upload the files to your web server, and give learners a link to the index.html file.

See this article to learn more about sharing Rise courses.

Can Rise courses be downloaded for offline viewing?

Offline viewing is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Just download a Rise course as a web package, extract the zip file, then launch the index.html file.

Note that embedded web content won't work offline unless you have an active internet connection.

Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge block local playback of Rise courses altogether. You'll just see a blank page in these browsers. To use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, you'll need to upload your course to a web server.

Can learners exit Rise courses and resume where they left off?

Yes, when a Rise course is hosted in an LMS, learners can exit and resume with their progress intact. The course will automatically pick up where they left off.

Web-only courses will always start over at the beginning.

Can Rise courses be translated into other languages?

They can! Rise supports translation for left-to-right languages and double-byte character sets, such as Chinese and Japanese.

Does Rise support right-to-left languages?

Not at the moment, but we may in the future. Stay tuned!

Are Rise courses compliant with accessibility guidelines?

Not yet. Our ultimate goal is to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). So far, we’ve increased the contrast for built-in course features, added alt text for images, and added keyboard-accessible navigation. And we’re currently working on full screen reader support. Stay tuned!

Can Rise courses be imported into Storyline 360 or Studio 360?

You can embed Rise courses into Storyline 360, Presenter 360, and Quizmaker 360 projects. Just copy the shareable web link for your Rise course and paste it into a web object. See these user guides to learn more about web objects:

What happens to my Rise courses when my free trial or subscription expires?

Your courses will remain intact on our servers for at least six months after your trial or subscription expires. If you renew your subscription during that time, you'll have access to all your courses again.

Anyone who has direct links to your Rise courses will still be able to view them on our servers. And learners can always view Rise courses that you host on your own web server or LMS.

You won't be able to edit or download your Rise courses after your trial or subscription ends. We recommend that you export them before your term ends. Here's how:

  1. Open a course from your Rise dashboard and click Export in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose an Export Type: LMS, PDF, or Web.
  3. Click Export in the upper right corner again to download your course.

See this article for details about what to do before your account expires and what happens to your apps and content afterward.

Do you have best practices for using images, videos, and audio in Rise courses?

Rise uses a mix of industry standards and the latest technologies to optimize your media for faster web delivery without compromising quality. As a result, you can use the highest quality media in your courses and let Rise do all the work of preparing them for distribution over the internet. See this article for tips on using pictures, videos, and narration in Rise.

Which media-hosting sites can be embedded in Rise courses?

We use Embedly to embed rich media in Rise courses, which means you can use videos, images, documents and other media from over 400 content providers, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Scribd. See the complete list of supported content providers here.

Just copy the URL for the media you want to use and paste it into Rise. It's that easy!

Are the stock images for Rise cover photos royalty free?

Yes. Our stock assets come from a number of sources, and the good news is they're all royalty free for commercial and non-commercial use.