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Rise FAQs

Rise is a web app that lets you create beautiful, fully-responsive courses fast. See these FAQs for answers to common questions about Rise.

What is Rise?

Rise is a web app that lets you create beautiful, fully-responsive courses fast.

Rise courses use the latest web technologies, so they automatically adapt to any device, no extra work required. Rise is responsive authoring the way it should be.

Take a tour of Rise to learn more.

Where can I find tutorials for Rise?

Watch these videos to start building responsive e-learning courses with Rise:

And be sure to check out our exclusive, online webinars in Articulate Live. It's included with your Articulate 360 subscription.

And if you have any questions, post them in E-Learning Heroes. The largest e-learning community in the world is standing by, ready to help.

Do Rise courses use responsive design?

Yes. You build a Rise course once, and it's fully responsive. You don't have to do any extra work to make a Rise course fit each computer, tablet, or smartphone screen. It'll automatically adapt to each device and screen orientation. It couldn't be easier to create beautiful courses for any device.

What are the system requirements for authoring and viewing Rise courses?

See this article for Rise tech specs.

Can I author Rise courses on tablets or smartphones?

You need a Mac or Windows desktop/laptop computer to author Rise courses (though you can view Rise courses on any device).

Can more than one author work on the same Rise course at the same time?

We're working on a feature that lets multiple authors collaborate on a course.

Can the same Rise lesson be added to more than one course?

We're working on a feature for importing lessons.

Are Rise courses HTML5-compatible or do they require Adobe Flash Player?

Rise publishes HTML5-only courses that work in most modern browsers. See this article for a list of supported browsers.

Rise courses don't use Flash Player.

Can Rise courses be hosted and tracked in a learning management system (LMS)?

Yes. You can export Rise courses for AICC, SCORM 1.2, and SCORM 2004 4th Edition learning management systems. Just open your Rise course for editing, click Export in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose an LMS specification.

Tin Can API (xAPI) support is coming soon.

Can Rise courses be published to Articulate Online?

Rise courses aren't supported in Articulate Online. However, if you have an AICC- or SCORM-compliant LMS, you can track Rise courses in your LMS. Just open your Rise course for editing, click Export in the upper right corner of the screen, and choose an LMS specification.

Tin Can API (xAPI) support is coming soon.

Can Rise courses be published for web distribution?

Yes. If you just need to give someone a quick view of your Rise course, open your course for editing, click Share in the upper right corner, copy the shareable link, and send it to your viewers.

The best option for distributing a web-based Rise course is to open it for editing, click Export in the upper right corner, select No LMS - Web Only from the LMS drop-down list, then click Export in the upper right corner again. You'll get a zip package containing all the files for your course. Just extract the zip package and upload the files to your web server.

Can Rise courses be translated into other languages?

We're working on a translation feature.

Does Rise support right-to-left languages?

We're working on right-to-left language support.

Are Rise courses compliant with accessibility guidelines?

Rise employs many modern web standards for accessibility, and additional accessibility improvements are in development.

Can Rise courses be imported into Storyline 360 or Studio 360?

You can embed Rise courses into Storyline 360, Presenter 360, and Quizmaker 360 projects. Just copy the shareable web link for your Rise course and paste it into a web object. See these user guides to learn more about web objects:

What happens to my Rise courses when my free trial or subscription expires?

Your courses will remain intact and accessible. Anyone who has direct links to your courses will still be able to view them. However, you won't be able to edit or export them.

If you'd like to download them before your trial or subscription ends, do this for each Rise course:

  1. Click Export in the upper right corner.
  2. Use the LMS drop-down list to select an LMS spec or choose No LMS—Web Only.
  3. Click Export in the upper right corner again to download a zip package of your course.
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