Rise: Lesson and Block Types

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This article lists the lesson and block types available in Rise. Combine lessons and blocks in various configurations to create unique, responsive courses.

Lesson Types

Get your learners swiping, tapping, and fully engaged. The pre-built interactive lessons in Rise are simple to build, fun to experience, and beautiful to behold on every device. You add text and media—Rise does the rest.


Create a visual learning experience in seconds. Just upload a video file or import one that you published to Articulate 360. See this article for tips on video size and quality.

Labeled Graphic

Add clickable markers to an image to describe its key components. Just upload an image or import one from Content Library, then click the image at each point where you want to add a marker. To change the location of a marker, drag it to a new location with your mouse. Use the sidebar to add text, audio, video, and image files to markers.


Explain a linear process using interactive steps. Just add a title and description for each step. You can also include any type of media in each process step.


Let learners explore events on an interactive timeline. Add a date, title, and description for each event. Then add media to make events even more engaging. You can add images, videos, audio files, and embedded web content.

Sorting Activity

Engage learners and give them immediate feedback on their choices with drag-and-drop sorting activities. You provide categories and items, and Rise automatically provides feedback as learners sort. (See this article for data limits.)


Let learners explore web content, such as online videos, interactive 3D graphics, presentations, and documents. Simply paste web links or embed code into Rise. If there's an error, see this article for tips on how to fix it. If your web content is blank or missing from your Rise course, see this article for help.


See what learners know or simply pique their interest with quiz lessons. Just add text and media, identify the correct responses, and provide optional feedback for learners.

Choose from multiple choice, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, and matching questions. See this article for details.

To customize quiz settings, such as the passing score, randomization, and number of retries, click Settings in the upper right corner of the quiz editor.


Use blocks to create custom lessons. Blocks are components you stack to create unique lessons that look gorgeous on every device, in every orientation. Add text, statement, quote, and list blocks to tell a story. Build media-rich learning experiences with image, gallery, and multimedia blocks. Create lean-forward learning moments with interactive blocks. And share blocks with your team using block templates.

Click here for a video demonstration and see below for a list of block types and descriptions.

Block Types

Text Blocks

Tell your story with these text block layouts.


Paragraph with heading

Paragraph with subheading



Two column

Statement Blocks

Make important information stand out with statement blocks. There are four uniquely-styled statement blocks and a useful note block.

Statement A

Statement B

Statement C

Statement D


Quote Blocks

Highlight quotes in your story using these eye-catching quote blocks.

Quote A

Quote B

Quote C

Quote D

Quote on image

Quote carousel

List Blocks

Make your point with lists. Choose from three styles.

Numbered list

Checkbox list

Bulleted list

Image Blocks

Make pictures pop with these stunning image blocks.

Image centered

Image full width

Image & text

Text on image

Gallery Blocks

Showcase multiple images in gallery blocks, including carousels and grids.


Two column grid

Three column grid

Four column grid

Multimedia Blocks

Create media-rich lessons with multimedia blocks, including audio clips, videos, website embeds, file attachments, and code snippets (text only).





Code snippet

Interactive Blocks

Give learners a hands-on experience with these engaging interactive blocks.



Labeled Graphic


User-added image
Sorting Activity

Flashcard grid

Flashcard stack


Button stack


Knowledge Check

Create varied, engaging assessments with these blocks to determine how well your learners are absorbing your content.

Multiple Choice

Multiple Response

Fill in the Blank


Divider Blocks

Organize block lessons into logical sections with dividers, numbered dividers, and spacers. And use continue blocks to encourage learners to master content before moving on.



Numbered Divider


Block Templates

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. Learn more about block templates.