Rise: Use Storyline Blocks to Embed Storyline 360 Courses

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Articulate 360 gives you all the apps you need for course development. You can use Storyline 360 to build courses with custom interactivity and Rise to create beautiful, responsive courses quickly. And with Storyline blocks in Rise, you get the best of both worlds! You can add a custom interaction that you create in Storyline to your Rise projects in just seconds. Here’s how.

How to Use Storyline Blocks to Embed Storyline 360 Courses in Rise

Storyline blocks in Rise require Storyline 360 version 3.9.13488.0 or later (October 5, 2017 or later). Here’s how to update Storyline 360 to the latest version.

Adding a New Storyline Block:

  1. First, publish your Storyline course to Articulate 360.
  2. Then, in Rise, edit an existing blocks lesson or create a new one.
  3. Insert an interactive Storyline block.
  4. Click the Browse Articulate 360 button in the Storyline block.
  5. Select the Storyline course you want to use from your Articulate 360 projects.

Click here to watch a video demonstration.

Updating an Existing Storyline Block:

If you later publish a new version of the Storyline course to Articulate 360 and you want the updated version to appear in your Rise course, you'll need to add it to the Storyline block again. Here's how:

  1. In Rise, edit the lesson that contains the Storyline block.
  2. Hover over the Storyline block and click the Edit button that appears.
  3. When the sidebar opens, click Change and select the Storyline course you want to use from your Articulate 360 projects.

Changing the Width of a Storyline Block:

  1. In Rise, edit the lesson that contains the Storyline block.
  2. Hover over the Storyline block and click the Edit button that appears.
  3. When the sidebar opens, go to the Settings tab, then choose a Storyline Width from the drop-down list: Small, Medium, or Full Width.

FAQs

I published a Storyline project to Articulate 360, but I don’t see it when adding a Storyline block to my Rise course. Why?

To use Storyline blocks in Rise, you must use Storyline 360 version 3.9.13488.0 or later (October 5, 2017 or later) to publish projects to Articulate 360. If you publish a project with an earlier version of Storyline 360, you won’t see it in Rise.

Install the latest version of Storyline 360, publish your project to Articulate 360 again, then add it to a Storyline block in Rise.

Which player does an embedded Storyline course use, the desktop player or the responsive mobile player?

When you preview a course in Rise, you’ll see Storyline's desktop player when you click the desktop icon, and you’ll see the responsive mobile player when you click the tablet icons. Storyline blocks won’t work when you click the smartphone preview icons in Rise, but they’ll work as expected in published output on smartphones.

Learners see the desktop player for Storyline blocks when they view your Rise course on desktop and laptop computers, and they see the responsive mobile player when they view your course on tablets and smartphones.

Can I hide the Storyline player when I embed an interaction in Rise?

Yes. The easiest way to completely hide the Storyline player before you publish to Articulate 360 is to 1) choose the modern player style, 2) turn off the menus and controls, and 3) select the light player theme.

Which format will learners see when viewing a Storyline course embedded in Rise, HTML5 or Flash?

Rise displays either the HTML5 or Flash version of your Storyline 360 course, depending on the publish formats you selected and the devices and browsers learners are using.

Will embedded Storyline courses resume if learners view them more than once?

Storyline courses in Rise always start over from the beginning when learners revisit them.

How do I prevent multiple Storyline blocks in the same lesson from playing at the same time?

Storyline courses automatically play by default, which can cause interference when there are multiple Storyline blocks in the same Rise lesson. Here are some ways to prevent Storyline blocks from overlapping.

  • Use only static content on the first slide of each Storyline course so there aren't any sounds or animations to distract learners from other content in the Rise lesson.
  • If the first slide of each Storyline course has media or animations, add a trigger to each course that pauses the timeline of the first slide when the timeline starts. Then add a button to the first slide of each course that lets learners resume the timeline when they're ready to proceed.
  • Add a continue block between Storyline blocks so learners can reveal one Storyline interaction at a time.

Can I require learners to complete a Storyline block before moving on?

Yes. Just add a continue block to your Rise lesson after the Storyline block. See this article for details.

Can I use a Storyline block to track completion of a Rise course?

Yes. Just choose the Storyline block tracking option when you export your Rise course as an LMS package. See this article for details.