Rise: How to Use Labeled Graphic Blocks

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Ever wish you could use the lean-forward moments that labeled graphics provide, but in your block lessons? Now you can. With the new labeled graphic block, learners can explore key components of an image. It’s as simple as uploading an image, then adding interactive markers to describe each element. Here’s how.

  1. Insert a Labeled Graphic Block
  2. Edit a Labeled Graphic Block Image
  3. Add and Remove Markers
  4. Modify Markers
  5. Customize the Block Settings
  6. Enable Marker Animation

Step 1: Insert a Labeled Graphic Block

  1. Open a Rise course, then edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one.
  2. Click the plus sign 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 Labeled Graphic.

Step 2: Edit a Labeled Graphic Block Image

You can replace the default image for a labeled graphic block.

  1. Mouse-over an existing labeled graphic block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. Under the image, click Edit. From here you can upload your own image, search the Content Library, or edit the alt tag for screen readers.
  3. Click Close in the upper right corner to return to your block lesson.

Step 3: Add and Remove Markers

You can add more markers with one click!

  1. Mouse-over an existing labeled graphic block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. Click the image where you want to add a marker and it will automatically appear.
  3. If you don’t like its placement, click and drag the marker to its final location (watch out that you don’t cover up other markers, it makes them hard to click).
  4. To delete a marker, mouse-over the entry for the marker you want to delete in the list on the left (it’ll be highlighted on the right), then click the trash icon that appears.
  5. Click Close in the upper right corner to return to your block lesson.

Step 4: Modify Markers

There are a lot of ways you can modify your markers, from adding text to importing media.

  1. Mouse-over an existing labeled graphic block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. Select the marker you want to modify in the list on the left, then do any of the following:

    Add Text

    Edit (or delete) the marker's title and description in the sidebar.

    Choose a Marker Style

    In addition to numbers 0-9, there are lots of additional marker styles and icons to choose from. Select a new style for your marker from the Marker Style drop-down window.

    Add Media

    Click Media to upload an image or video, browse the Content Library, or embed web content (such as a YouTube video). It displays below the title text when you expand the marker.

    Add Audio

    Upload an audio file or use the Record Audio tool. You can pause, but your in-progress recording won't be saved until you click Stop Recording.
  3. When you’re finished, click Markers at the top of the sidebar to return the markers list.

Step 5: Customize the Block Settings

In addition to customizing the content, you can also tweak the settings for the labeled graphic block itself.

  1. Mouse-over an existing labeled graphic block and click the Settings button that appears.
  2. Increase or decrease the top and bottom padding using the appropriate drop-down menus.
  3. Add a background color by entering the hex code or using the Hex tool to manually select a color.
  4. Your image displays at medium width (1100 px wide) by default, but you can select small (760 px wide) or full width from the Image Width menu. Note that we respect image ratio, so pictures that are taller than they are wide will take up a large amount of space when expanded to full width.
  5. Click the Close icon in the upper right corner of the sidebar to return to your block lesson.

Step 6: Enable Marker Animation

While you'll see the markers animate when you're in authoring mode, marker animation displays for your learners only if you add a continue block that requires them to complete the labeled graphic block.

  1. Click the plus sign that appears when you mouse-over a boundary between blocks.
  2. From the sidebar that appears, choose the Divider category in the block library, then select Continue.
  3. Mouse-over your new continue block and click the Edit button that appears.
  4. Select the appropriate option from the Completion Type drop-down menu. If your continue block is immediately below the labeled graphic block, select Complete Block Directly Above. If it’s further down in your lesson, select Complete All Blocks Above.