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How to add lessons as well as definitions for each block type

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Written by Anthony Karcz
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After outlining your course with lesson titles, click Add Content for each lesson and choose whether you’d like it to be a lesson, a premade business content lesson, or quiz. (If you’ve already chosen, click Edit Content beside each lesson to modify its text and media.)

Explore each content type below to learn more.


With Rise lessons, you stack blocks of content to create unique learning experiences.

Use blocks to create custom lessons. Blocks are components you stack to create unique lessons that look gorgeous on every device, in every orientation.

  1. Add blocks to a lesson from the blocks shortcut bar. If you don’t see the block you want to add, click All Blocks and choose block types from the library that appears in the sidebar. You can also use the insert block icon (+) that appears above or between existing blocks to open the block library.

    Build media‑rich learning experiences with image, gallery, and multimedia blocks. Create lean‑forward learning moments with interactive accordion, tabs, flashcard, and button blocks. Add text, statement, quote, and list blocks to tell a story or call out important information. And separate your lesson into meaningful sections with divider blocks.

  2. Add your own text and media to each block. You can edit text in the main window or in the sidebar. To swap out media, use the sidebar.

  3. To reveal the sidebar, just hover over a block and click the Edit button that appears in its upper left corner.

  4. If you change your mind about the block type you selected, use the drop-down list in the upper left corner of the block to switch to a different block type from the same category without having to re-enter your content.

  5. Customize a block’s settings—such as padding and background color—by clicking the design icon the upper right corner of the block.

  6. Rearrange blocks by hovering over them and clicking the up and down arrows that appear in the upper right corner.

  7. Duplicate or delete blocks by hovering over them and clicking the appropriate icon in the upper right corner. Recover deleted blocks by clicking the Undo notification that appears briefly in the lower-left hand corner.

Combine blocks in different ways to create completely unique lessons—the possibilities are endless. While each block is stunningly pre-styled, you can easily create your own look by swapping in content, switching fonts, and selecting an accent color.

Block Types: 

Text - Tell your story with text blocks, such as paragraphs, headings, multi-column layouts, and tables.

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

Quote - Highlight quotes in your story with eye-catching quote blocks. Choose from several styles, including a carousel for multiple quotes.

List - Make your point with lists. There are numbered, check-box, and bulleted lists.

Image - Make pictures pop with stunning image blocks. Choose blocks with images and text or images only.

Gallery - Showcase multiple images with gallery blocks, including carousels and grids.

Multimedia - Create media-rich lessons with multimedia blocks, including audio clips, videos, web content, attachments (like PDF documents), and code snippets (text only).

Interactive - Engage learners with interactive blocks, including accordions, tabs, labeled graphics, processes, scenarios, sorting activities, flashcards, buttons, and timeline.

Knowledge Check - Pick and choose from multiple choice, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, and matching blocks to create ungraded knowledge checks.

Chart - Transform your data into beautiful and engaging bar, line, and pie charts. Learners can mouse over each data point to see details.

Divider - Organize a lesson into logical sections with continue buttons, dividers, and spacers.

Block Templates - Build Rise courses faster by saving existing blocks and their content as block templates, then reusing those block templates in other lessons. You can also share block templates with your team. Learn more about block templates.

Lesson Templates

Rise has an extensive collection of modular, fully customizable lesson templates on business topics relevant to every employee. Select Lesson Template to add this carefully researched content to your courses. Use them to create entire courses or mix them with your own content to develop custom courses faster. See this article for more details on how they work


With quiz lessons, you see what learners know or simply pique their interest. 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 passing score, randomization, and number of retries, click Settings in the upper right corner of the quiz editor.

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