Articulate Rise 360 Course Development

Rise 360 offers a clean and modern frame in a vertical scrolling design for your e-learning course. From short micro-courses of ten minutes to large certification courses of fifteen hours, our instructional designers enjoy working in Rise and know how to present your content for maximum retention and engagement. Our Rise designed courses are fun and interactive, so your learners will look forward to trainings instead of loathing them. Test drive a sample Rise course below and see the possibilities of Articulate Rise 360 for your e-learning course.

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Features of Articulate Rise 360 Courses

SCORM or Tin Can

Rise courses can be exported in the following file formats: cmi5, xAPI (Tin Can), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, or AICC.

Knowledge Checks

Rise features a variety of interactive knowledge checks such as drag and drop games, mix and match interactions, and fill-in-the-blank.

Learning Journals

Learners can enter text responses to reflection and journal prompts, then print their learning journal with all their responses at the end of the course.


Rise has quiz functionality that allows you to test learner comprehension. We can set courses so that a certain percentage must be met on quizzes to proceed or finish with a certificate.

Audio & Video

Rise courses can include embedded audio and video files. The URL dr offers voice over services, animation, b-roll video, screen capture video, and mixed media for your Rise courses.


Rise includes engaging interactive scenarios. These can bring your content to life or be used as knowledge checks. This element features a variety of real life, customizable characters to lead your learners through a story.

Flash Cards

Flash cards are a great way to increase learner comprehension and maintain engagement. Use images and text to test knowledge throughout your course.

Downloads & Links

Include PDF downloads or a workbook that you want learners to print out. Rise also has a variety button elements for linking to content outside the course.

Images w/Hot Spots

Images can be turned into interactive elements with text, video, and audio through the hot spot feature. Click on a hot spot on an image, and your content will pop up.

Articulate Rise 360 LMS Instructional Design

Rise 360 vs Storyline

Articulate gives us two choices for authoring tools for your e-learning course, Rise 360 and Storyline. They each offer a variety of options and features you’ll want to consider when deciding what type of a course to make. Rise allows for faster development, thereby cutting the costs to create your course. It’s design features a scrolling lesson vs the horizontal progressing slides in Storyline. If a seamless mobile experience is important to you, Rise is responsive and automatically adapts to different screen sizes, whereas Storyline is restricted to its slide dimensions. Storyline does offer more customization capabilities and extensive interactivity. It can also be used for software simulation activities. One way to get the best of both worlds is to important Storyline elements into Rise with the block import feature. If you need help deciding which authoring tool to use for your course, schedule a free consultation with The URL dr and let’s discuss it.


“Can I lend a hand?”

As CEO of The URL dr, developing e-learning courses and teaching is a passion. From curriculum development and instructional design, to video and animation, my team and I specialize in helping you tell a story, teach a process, and empower your audience with knowledge. We’re here to work with you and bring your material to life.

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Instructional Design Case Studies

Using Articulate Rise 360 to combat COVID-19

When Coronavirus broke out and companies were forced to implement safety procedures for employees almost overnight, German based lawpilots saw a need for online training that could help its corporate clients. The URL dr helped their in-house design team by designing this safety course in Articulate Rise 360, utilizing a combination of learning elements to make this serious subject interactive and fun. Read the full case study.

Instructional design to combat COVID-19


Yes, we can. We offer script writing and course writing services at an hourly charge. We have subject matter experts in certain areas on staff and we can procure SMEs for your project if required. We can also work with your SMEs to write your course and curriculum.

We suggest you allow four to six weeks for a course with a 30 to 40 minute seat time. Our current production schedule and how long it takes for you to provide information and feedback can impact the turnaround time of your course. For courses with multiple lessons and seat times of longer than one hour, please contact us for a quote.

The first thing we’ll have you do is fill out an onboarding questionnaire that gives you the opportunity to tell us what you want your finished course to look like. We’ll need provided content or existing curriculum materials, access to SMEs, any provided video footage you want us to use, any provided graphics or images you want us to use, and your logo in a .png file format.

Our e-learning creation and design services are billed at an hourly charge. Please contact us for an estimate of your project.

Absolutely. E-learning projects can be daunting, especially for first timers. We offer consulting services to help you figure out what kind of learning courses to make, what LMS system to pick, how to organize your process to produce your course, how to pick assessments, etc. Contact us for a free 30 minute consult about your project.

E-learning courses can be anywhere between a 30 minute seat time or shorter to a course that could take weeks to finish. It really depends on your audience and the depth of your material as to the finished seat time of your course. Contact us for help on how to decide.

Sure. Many of our customers are authors or speaker/trainers that have a book, a workbook, a PowerPoint, existing curriculums, or a workshop that they would like to adapt into a course. Contact us and let’s discuss your project.

Yes! Gamification can really enhance the learning experience. Our favorite authoring tool for more advanced courses with interactions and games is Articulate Rise 360. Take a look at our sample Rise 360 course on our company, The URL dr, to get an idea of what we can do.  Check Out Our Example Course Here.

Yes we can.

Yes! We can include facial shot video, b-roll video, and screencapture video. We can also add your video to animation. We consider this a Combination or Mixed Media video and it has its own rate. We can edit video you provide, as well.

We do! We love developing material for children. Ask us for examples.

Yes, we can! It can even include background music.

Absolutely. Kim Merritt, The URL dr, is our “in-house” voice talent. Her voice is available at no additional charge on video projects. If you’d like a male voice or other female voices, we are happy to source those for you at an additional cost. We charge you for our time to source your voices and pass back to you the cost of the individual voice over artists.

Yes, have a catalog of royalty free music for your video.


Yes we can. Our company started thirteen years ago as an online marketing firm. Contact us to talk about your needs.

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