Rise: How to Share Courses with Learners

Article Last Updated Aug 23, 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 standard 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. If you choose an LMS standard, select a Tracking option (either a completion percentage or a quiz result) and decide if you want to display an Exit Course Link for learners.
  5. Click Export in the upper right corner again to generate the package.

    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 proceed with the export.
  6. Click Back to Course in the upper right corner to continue working while Rise exports your course. When it’s ready, you’ll receive an email notification with a download link.

    If your course is relatively small, you may immediately be prompted to download the zip package to your computer before you have a chance to go back to the course editor. Just choose a location on your computer and click Save.

  7. Click the download link in the notification email, then click Download Course on the web page that opens. Choose a location on your computer and click Save.

  8. For an LMS course, upload the zip package to your LMS. If your LMS requires you to identify the launch file, point to indexapi.html.

    For a web-only course, extract the zip package, upload it to your web server, and give learners a link to the index.html file.