Applies to these roles: Author, Reporter, Admin  

In Rise, blocks are form-based templates, so adding content is as easy as plugging text and media into placeholders.

For every lesson, you can edit the lesson title and show or hide the author. Then, depending on the blocks you selected, simply fill out forms with text, images, narration, videos, and embedded web content. Here are tips for working with each type of content.

Text

Type your text in the web interface or copy text from external sources and paste it into Rise.

In most blocks, you can add and edit text in the body of the main window. In some cases, you can use the sidebar—for example, add marker text in the sidebar for labeled graphic blocks.

Format text by selecting it and choosing formatting options on the floating toolbar that appears. Or, use the keyboard shortcuts below.

  • Ctrl+A - Selct all
  • Ctrl+B - Bold
  • Ctrl+I - Italicize
  • Ctrl+K - Hyperlink
  • Ctrl+S - Strike through
  • Ctrl+U - Underline
  • Ctrl+Z - Undo
  • Ctrl+Shift+Z - Redo
  • Ctrl+[ - Decrease indent
  • Ctrl+] - Increase indent

Mac Users: Use the Cmd key instead of the Ctrl key.  

Quickly Insert Tables and Lists

Available in the sidebar and main window of most blocks that support text, Quick Insert lets you add tables and lists to blocks with a single click. 

On a blank line, click Quick Insert (+). Select Insert Table, Unordered List, or Ordered List from the row of icons.

Images

Depending on the lesson or block type you’re using, click the camera icon or the Add Images button. Sometimes it’s in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

Upload images from your computer or search photos and illustrations from 3.5 million royalty-free stock assets.

Rise compresses images with virtually no loss of quality. Use high-quality images in your courses and let Rise optimize them for web distribution.

After adding an image, click Edit to remove it, replace it, or add alternate text for screen readers.

Audio

In labeled graphic, process, and timeline blocks, click the Record Audio microphone icon, then click either Start Recording or Upload a File.

You can also add a multimedia audio block on its own. Click Edit to open the sidebar. Choose either Upload or Start Recording.

The maximum file size for each audio file you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

After adding audio, click Edit to remove or replace it. 

Mac Users: Safari must be updated to the latest version for audio recording support. Alternately, use Google Chrome or Firefox to record narration in Rise.

Video

In blocks that support video, click the camera icon and choose Upload Media. Sometimes the camera icon is in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

We recommend using high-quality videos with a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best results. Rise compresses videos so they have smaller file sizes for web distribution while maintaining high quality.

The maximum file size for each video you upload to Rise is 5 GB.

After adding a video, click Edit to remove or replace it.

Tip: For information on how to use video blocks, click here.

Web Content

In blocks that support embedded media, click the camera icon and choose Embed from Web. Sometimes the camera icon is in the main window; sometimes it’s in the sidebar.

Just paste the URL or embed code for the web content you want to use—for example, a YouTube video or an interactive graphic. You can even use parameters for embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos.

We use Embedly to embed rich media in Rise courses, which means you can use videos, images, documents and other media from over 600 content providers, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Scribd. See the complete list of supported content providers here.

If there’s an error or your web content doesn’t display, see this article for tips.

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