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Create a Course with Lesson Templates

Use lesson templates to quickly create a course with real business content

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Written by Anthony Karcz
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Creating a course in Rise is easy, but it’s even more so when you start with our carefully researched lesson templates. Rise has an extensive collection of modular, fully customizable templates that deal with business topics relevant to every employee. You can easily mix them with your own original content or use them to create a complete course. 

Step 1: Access Lesson Templates

If you’re starting from scratch with a new course, go to the Create tab, click the New Course button, and select the Lessons tab.

To add a lesson template to an existing course, open the course, press Enter to add a new lesson, then name it whatever you'd like (the lesson title will update automatically based on the content you choose). When you press Enter again, click Add Content, then choose Lesson Templates.

You can also create a new course from a real content lesson by selecting a lesson or lessons in the Create New dashboard and clicking Add to New Course.

Tip: Looking for a full list of available business content topics, series, and lessons? Click here. For a list of available Next Big Idea Club content, click here.

Step 2: Browse Lesson Templates

Select a topic from the grid to display its topics and lessons. You can also use the search field to quickly find lessons by entering the title, topic, or series.

Lesson templates are sorted alphabetically by title. The amount of time it takes the average learner to complete the lesson is listed on the right. Please note, this value has been calculated manually and may be different from the automatically calculated duration value you see when you submit or publish a course. 

Select a template to see a fully interactive preview of the complete lesson. Use the Previous and Next links at the top to move through the available content without returning to the lessons list. 

For a list of all available lesson templates, click here.

Step 3: Add Lesson Templates to Your Course

Select the checkboxes for the lesson templates you’d like to include in your course or, if you’re in lesson preview mode, click the Select Lesson button. Once you’re done selecting lessons, click the Add to Course button at the bottom to add the lesson(s) and return to your course. You’ll see that the new lesson you previously created has been replaced by the content you selected. 

Note: Partner content such as Next Big Idea Club lessons will contain pre-populated links to partner sites.

Step 4: Make Them Your Own

We’ve created lesson templates for a wide variety of workplaces and business situations but that doesn’t mean you can’t customize them! 

Just like Rise content you create, each lesson template is fully editable to meet your training needs. This way, you can make sure the content fits with your style, complies with local laws, or meets compliance regulations for your industry. 

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