This article applies to: Admins

Note: This feature is currently in beta. Functionality and documentation may be modified as necessary.

While it’s a snap to create professional training in Rise, you may have legacy courses you’ve built with other platforms and want to make available to your Rise learners. Or maybe you've built content that contains gamification or surveys that you can't yet recreate in Rise. That’s why we make it easy to import your third-party training.

Here’s how it works.

  1. Export Your Training
  2. Import Your Training into Rise
  3. Publish Third-Party Training
  4. FAQs

Step 1: Export Your Training

To import your training into Rise, you have to export it in the right format. Rise supports content exported using SCORM 1.2 or any edition of SCORM 2004. When you export your training from your third-party tool, save it to an easy-to-access place on your PC. That’s what you’ll need for the next step.

Step 2: Import Your Training into Rise

  1. In Rise, select the Manage tab and then select Courses.
  2. In the upper right, click the Import Course link.
  3. On the window that displays, click Upload Course.
  4. Select the SCORM package you exported in the previous step and, once the package is finished uploading, click Done.

Step 3: Publish Third-Party Training

Once you’ve imported your training, you’ll publish it to make it available to your learners. Select your imported course from the course list to view its details. You’ll be able to find it easily with the Imported tag that displays next to the course entry.

Rise automatically generates a course overview based on the SCOs in your SCORM package. You can also add a cover photo, description, edit the title, add categories, and change the author. You can preview the course just like you can your other Rise courses.

At the bottom of the course details page under Properties, you’ll see the API and tracking parameters that were set in your third-party tool. This can’t be modified in Rise.

When your course is ready, click the Publish Course button. Here you can modify the course duration, certificate availability, and library visibility.

Once it’s published to your library, enroll users and groups as usual. When they launch the course, it’ll open in a new window.

Course and learner reports are generated for your imported training just like with any course built in Rise. Question-level reporting is not currently available.


What’s a SCO?

A sharable content object (SCO) is the most granular piece of training in a SCORM package. It’s the smallest piece of content that your course can be broken down into. For Rise, it’s equivalent to a lesson.

Does Rise support multiple SCOs?

Yes. And if you have more than one SCO in a package, Rise will respect multiple completion requirements as set in your third-party tool before export. Please note, multiple SCOs are treated as individual lessons but Rise won't automatically navigate between them.

Can I import multiple courses at a time? How big can a course package be?

Only one course can be imported at a time and course packages can’t be larger than 5GB.

Why isn’t my third-party content displaying properly?

If you run into an issue with your imported third-party content, try testing the exported package’s validity with a third-party tool like SCORM Cloud. If it doesn’t have any issues there, chat us up and we’ll take a look.

Can I make a change to a course I imported into Rise?

Content generated in third-party tools can’t be modified in Rise. If you need to make a change, you’ll have to do so in the original tool and re-import the course.

If I upload a new version of an imported course, will it overwrite the existing version?

Re-importing a third-party course that you’ve already uploaded to Rise doesn’t overwrite the existing version but, instead, creates a second copy. Any learners you added to the original course must be added manually to the new version.

Can I add third-party training to a learning path?

Third-party content can’t be added to learning paths at this time.

Is time to learn calculated for imported training?

No. If you’ve defined a time-to-learn value for the course in your third-party tool, that displays. Otherwise, Rise defaults to 30 minutes.

Why don't I see in-course progress listed?

While training created in Rise displays progress within a lesson, most third-party authoring tools don’t support this type of granular tracking when exporting to SCORM. One way to display granular tracking within a SCORM course is to build a progress bar into the course itself.

Why are some of my users’ completion scores listed in black instead of red or green?

Values listed in black indicate that the course is still in progress and there’s a completion parameter the user hasn’t yet completed (so Rise won’t show if they passed or failed the course). Once all parameters have been met, the score displays as expected.

Can I change the URL that displays when users launch third-party content?

For security purposes, the URL for all imported courses begins with and can’t be changed.

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