Articulate 360 – Rise

Wash your hands! 


Articulate 360 is here! 

Articulate Storyline 2 is my favorite eLearning authoring tool. Recently, Articulate released Storyline 360, which is a suite of subscription-based authoring applications. Last night I signed up for the 30-day free trial, and I decided to try one of the new applications: Rise.

What is Rise? 

Rise is a web-based authoring tool that allows you to quickly (and I mean quickly!) create fully responsive courses that look great on any device. While you build your course, you can easily preview how the course will look when it automatically adapts to computer screens, tablets, and phones. 

You build the course right in  your web browser, choosing from a variety of pre-made lesson formats. 

“No software to download, no learning curve.” 

Articulate makes easy-to-learn software. I found it very easy to learn Storyline, and if anything, Rise is much easier to learn. Within a few minutes, I was creating my first sample course–called Wash your hands!in order to learn the application.

Lesson formats 

I used the following lesson formats in my short course:

  • Image gallery (for a comic-book effect)
  • Tabs interaction
  • Embedded YouTube video
  • Interactive labeled graphic
  • Interactive checklist
  • Quiz with immediate feedback

There are more lesson formats that I didn’t have time to explore. 

My Verdict

I’m very impressed by how quickly and easily I could work with Rise, with no training at all! I’m not used to working within pre-built lesson formats, so it did feel a bit constraining when I couldn’t do exactly what I envisioned immediately. But I’m sure if I continue to play around with the application, I will learn how to be more creative with it.

I’m also quite impressed by the beautiful course examples shown on the Articulate website, created with the Rise application:

Wish List for Rise
  1. I would love more format options for quiz questions.
  2. Some built-in eLearning game interactions.
  3. A timer.
  4. Badges, and/or certificate of completion.
  5. I REALLY wish there were more options other than one-year subscriptions! 

Have you tried any of the Articulate 360 applications yet? If so, what did you think?

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