Rise: How to Use Accordion Blocks

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Accordion blocks let you explore related concepts in media-rich interactions. They’re just the thing for step-by-step processes.

  1. Insert an Accordion Block
  2. Add Content and New Items
  3. Switch Between Accordion and Tabs Block Types (Optional)
  4. Customize the Block Settings

Step 1: Insert an Accordion Block

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing lesson or create a new one.
  2. Click All Blocks in the blocks shortcut bar or the insert block icon that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  3. From the sidebar that appears, choose the Interactive category in the block library, then select Accordion.

Step 2: Add Content and New Items

  1. Mouse-over an existing accordion block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. The sidebar opens with the Content tab selected by default. You can modify the title and text of each accordion item. Click the camera icon to add images, multimedia, or web content.
  3. Click the Add Item button to add additional accordion items. There’s no limit to the number of items you can add!
  4. Click Close in the upper right corner to return to your block lesson.

Step 3: Switch Between Accordion and Tabs Block Types (Optional)

Think your accordion items would look better as tabs? Then change it up! Mouse-over an existing accordion block, then click the Accordion button that appears and select Tabs from the menu.

That’s it! Reverse the process if you want to switch back to the accordion layout.

Step 4: Customize the Block Settings

In addition to customizing the content, you can modify how the block itself displays.

  1. Mouse-over an existing accordion block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. Select the Settings tab in the sidebar.
  3. You can disable the zoom feature for images in your accordion and change the behavior of your items to automatically collapse when a different item is selected.
  4. Increase or decrease the top and bottom padding using the appropriate drop-down menus.
  5. Add a background color by entering the hex code or manually selecting a color.
  6. Click the Close icon in the upper right corner of the sidebar to return to your block lesson.