Rise 360: How to Use Tabs Blocks

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Tabs blocks let you explore related concepts in media-rich interactions. They’re perfect for showcasing items one-by-one or comparing multiple concepts.

  1. Insert a Tabs Block
  2. Add Content and New Items
  3. Switch Between Tabs and Accordion Block Types
  4. Customize the Block Settings
  5. Accessibility

Step 1: Insert a Tabs Block

  1. Open a Rise 360 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 Tabs.

Step 2: Add Content and New Items

  1. Hover over an existing tabs block and click the Edit button that appears.
  2. The edit panel opens on the left-hand side. You can modify the title and text of each tab item. Click the camera icon to add images, multimedia, or web content. If a photo is uploaded, you can change the alignment under Image Options. If media is already uploaded, click Edit to replace it, remove it, or, if a video is uploaded, manage captions. 
  3. Click the Add Item button to add additional tab items. There’s no limit to the number of items you can add! Keep in mind that if you add more than four tabs, learners have to scroll left and right to see all the tabs.
  4. Click X in the upper right corner to return to your block lesson.

You can also edit body text directly inside the tabs block. However, you can only edit title text, images, multimedia, and web content in the edit panel. 

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

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

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

Step 4: Customize the Block Settings

Hover over an existing block and click the Design icon that appears on the right-hand side to customize block settings. Here, you can change padding, background options, and card color, as well as disable zoom feature for images. 


Tabs blocks are accessible. If you use media, ensure images have alternative text (alt text) and videos have closed captions. If you update the background color, check contrast colors to ensure text is readable. Conduct testing with keyboard navigation and screen readers to ensure accessibility. For further guidance on creating accessible content, refer to our accessibility design tips below: