Articulate Rise is an eLearning authoring tool included in the Articulate 360 Suite. It is a web-based application, so you don’t need to download and install any software on your computer. What you need are an Articulate 360 subscription and a browser.
The application is user-friendly, with an intuitive interface, and its main feature is the creation of responsive courses that look great on every device. This facilitates course designers and reduces development time. Learners, on the other hand, will be able to enjoy a learning experience that runs smoothly both on desktop and mobile devices.
Overview of Articulate Rise key features
When I first opened the application, I was very pleased to see a pre-built theme. I found it very useful as it gave me the opportunity to understand what a course made with Articulate Rise looks like.
Additionally, the theme can be edited and customized, saving development time.
Easy creation of responsive eLearning courses
When you open the application, you’ll see the Dashboard screen. Click on the New course button.
An empty course template will be loaded. Here, you need to enter the course title, course description, and course outline.
After typing the titles, you need to choose the type of content you want to add to each page: lesson (includes pre-built blocks with text, multimedia, charts, etc.) or quiz (includes four kinds of predefined types of quiz questions).
When you create a lesson, you will see a similar screen. Click on the All blocks button.
Choose a block to be added to your course.
When you choose to create a quiz, you will see a similar screen. Click on the Add question button and select one of the four possible types of questions: multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the bland, and matching.
Use the buttons on the top right of the screen to change the view between desktop, tablet landscape and portrait, and smartphone landscape and portrait.
To customize your course, go to the Settings tab. Here, you can add a logo, change the theme color, add a cover photo, define free or restricted navigation, customize the menu, etc.
Share, review and export your course
To share a preview link or to add course collaborators, click on the Share button.
To publish your course to Review 360, click on the Review button.
When you’re ready with your course design, click on the Export button. You can choose between three export types: LMS, PDF, and WEB.
Articulate Rise is a great rapid development tool, featuring all the necessary functionalities. It is intuitive and easy to use. Great for text-based microlearning. Learners can enjoy a smooth learning experience, no matter what device they use.