Rise: Creating, Sharing, and Reusing Block Templates

Article Last Updated

This article applies to:

Build Rise courses faster by saving existing blocks and their content as templates, then reusing those templates in other lessons. And if you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription, you can share templates with your team.

Watch this video demonstration, then check out the details below.

Creating Block Templates

  1. Open a Rise course and edit the lesson with the blocks you want to save as a template. Or, create a new lesson and add the blocks you want to include in the template.
  2. Open the sidebar by clicking the plus sign that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  3. Select the Templates category from the block library, then click New Template in the panel that appears.
  4. The sidebar will close and a check mark will float over each block in your lesson. Click the check mark for each block you want to include in the template you’re creating. If you select the wrong block, just click it again to uncheck it.
  5. After selecting all the blocks you want to include in your template, click Save on the toolbar at the top of the page.
  6. Enter a name for your template (up to 42 characters). And if you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription and want to share this template with your team, mark the Share with team box. Then click Save to complete the process.

Sharing Block Templates

If you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription, you can share block templates with your team. (You can’t share templates with other teams, but you can send a copy of a course to other Rise authors.)

Share a New Template

You can share a template when you create it. Just mark the Share with team box when you name the template as described above.

Share an Existing Template

You can also share templates you previously created. Here’s how:

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one. You can choose any blocks lesson since you won’t make changes to the lesson itself.
  2. Open the sidebar by clicking the plus sign that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  3. Select the Templates category in the sidebar, then hover over the template you want to share and click the pencil icon that appears. (You can only share templates you created. You won’t see a pencil icon for templates created by other team members.)
  4. Mark the Share with team box, then click Done.

Renaming Block Templates

Need to rename an existing template? It’s easy.

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one. You can choose any blocks lesson since you won’t make changes to the lesson itself.
  2. Open the sidebar by clicking the plus sign that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  3. Select the Templates category in the sidebar, then hover over the template you want to rename and click the pencil icon that appears. (You can only rename templates you created. You won’t see a pencil icon for templates created by other team members.)
  4. Enter a new name for your template, then click Done.

Deleting Block Templates

You can delete block templates you created. Here’s how:

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one. You can choose any blocks lesson since you won’t make changes to the lesson itself.
  2. Open the sidebar by clicking the plus sign that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  3. Select the Templates category in the sidebar, then hover over the template you want to delete and click the garbage bin icon that appears. (You can only delete templates you created. You won’t see an icon for templates created by other team members.)
  4. Click Delete when you’re prompted to confirm that you want to delete the template.

Reusing Block Templates

Reusing block templates in your Rise courses is even easier than creating them.

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one.
  2. Mouse-over the location in the lesson where you want to insert a template and click the plus sign that appears.
  3. When the sidebar opens, select the Templates category and click the template you want to use.

That’s it! The blocks and content from the template immediately get added to your lesson. And you can edit them if you’d like. Editing the blocks or content after inserting them into your lesson won’t change the template.

Tips for Finding Block Templates

As your template library grows, use the searching and sorting features to find the templates you need.

  • Use the search field to find templates by name. The template list will automatically filter as you type.
  • If you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription, you can use the Author drop-down list to find templates shared by any member of your team.
  • Use the Sort by drop-down list to sort templates alphabetically or by date.

FAQs

Do I need an Articulate 360 Teams account to use block templates?

Everyone with an Articulate 360 subscription can use block templates. Teams have the added benefit of sharing templates with their teams.

Can I share block templates with other teams?

No. You can only share templates with your team, but you can send a copy of a course to Rise authors who aren’t part of your team.

Can I transfer ownership of templates to other team members?

You can’t transfer ownership of templates. However, team members can insert a template into a lesson, then create a new template with the same blocks and content. They won’t be able to delete the original template, but they will own the duplicate template they created.

What happens to block templates when the owner is no longer part of the team?

When users are removed from a team, their shared templates remain available for the team to reuse. However, their templates can’t be renamed or deleted. Let us know if you need help.

When I reuse a template, will it have the original fonts or the ones in my current course theme?

Templates always use the theme fonts in the course you’re currently building.

Does text keep its original formatting when I reuse a template in another course?

Yes. Text retains all its original formatting, such as bold, italics, size, color, bullets, and more.

Can I add new blocks, remove old blocks, or edit content for an existing template?

You can’t update existing block templates. However, you can insert a template into a lesson, make adjustments to it, then save it as a new template.

Can I edit a template created by another team member?

No. You can only rename, share, and delete templates you created.