How to Share Rise Courses with Learners

Article Last Updated Jun 05, 2017

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There are currently two ways to share a Rise course with learners—send a shareable web link or export an LMS package.

Send a Shareable Web Link

If you don't need to track learners' progress, the quickest way to share a Rise course is to simply send them a web link. Here's how:

  1. Open the course from your Rise home page.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner of the screen and copy the shareable link.
  3. Send the link to your learners.

Learners' progress won't be saved, so if they launch your course more than once using a shareable web link, their progress will be reset to 0% and they'll be taken back to the beginning of the course. If you want learners to be able to resume where they left off, you'll need to export your Rise course as an LMS package as described below.

Export an LMS or Web Package

Rise courses can be exported as AICC, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and Tin Can API (xAPI) packages to be hosted in your learning management system. Or, you can export Rise courses as web-only packages to be hosted on a web server. Here's how:

  1. Open the course from your Rise dashboard.
  2. Click Export in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Choose an LMS specification or select No LMS—Web Only.
    • If you choose SCORM 2004, you'll be prompted to select an Edition (2nd, 3rd, or 4th).
    • If you choose Tin Can API, you can use the randomly-generated identifier or customize it. (Use the same identifier each time you export if you're re-publishing a course that's already in your LMS.)
  4. Click Export in the upper right corner again to generate the package.
  5. You'll see a notification when your course is ready for export. Click the Export button on the notification to proceed. (If Rise finds any errors in your course, such as a blank lesson, you'll be asked if you want to edit the course or continue with the export.)
  6. After a few moments of processing, you'll be prompted to download the zip file to your computer. Choose a location and click Save.
  7. Click OK to acknowledge the export successful message.

After exporting your Rise course, simply upload it to a web server or LMS, then distribute it to your learners. For a web-only course, give learners a link to the index.html file. For an LMS course, point your LMS to the indexapi.html file (if your LMS requires you to identify the launch file).