How to use templates in Rise to create training fast
When you’re in a time crunch but need to create an original course, Rise has you covered. Rise is an all-in-one training system with an array of gorgeous, customizable templates on pertinent workplace topics. Even better, these templates are included for free in your Rise subscription.
In this article, we’ll talk you through when to use a Rise template instead of creating a course from scratch. We’ll also highlight some ways to use Rise templates to save time and create more engaging and effective training.
When to use a Rise template
Whether you’re a training pro or tackling your first project, the biggest reason to use templates is to jump-start course creation. Rise templates give you a starting point for building your course. Templates are a good option when you’re:
- Addressing a common training topic, like code of conduct, workplace harassment, or information security.
- Facing a tight deadline.
- Lacking knowledge about the training topic—or you don’t even know where to start—and need a framework to organize your thoughts.
You can follow the template outline and simply add your own content, or you can use the template for inspiration. Either way, Rise templates make it easy to dig in and get your training built fast.
Why you should use Rise templates
The reason to choose a Rise template over building a course from scratch is that templates have granular course outlines that provide guidance on what content is usually included in a course on the topic at hand. These outlines help you work smarter and faster.
Templates are structured with an outline of topics relevant to the course content. And they’re beautifully laid out, so you don’t have to make design and layout decisions. All you have to do is swap out the placeholder content and images for your own.
Let’s break it down further by looking at how Rise templates save you time and hassle in structuring your content, creating a beautiful look, and building knowledge checks and quizzes.
As we mentioned above, Rise templates do the hard work of outlining a course and presenting it in a logical framework. Each course template includes an overview with lessons grouped into sections that are relevant to the template topic. You can reorder lessons, delete ones you don’t need, and change the lesson and section titles—or you can simply keep the overview as is. It’s up to you.
Once you click to edit a lesson, you’ll find you can adapt the content to your needs. That’s because Rise courses are created with modular blocks you can easily customize with your own content and images. With Rise templates, we’ve already chosen a mix of block types, but you can reorder, remove, or add new block types to lessons.
For example, if there’s a lot of information to cover, you might break it down into manageable chunks by inserting a list block. Or you might add decision-making activities that let learners gauge their knowledge with the flashcard blocks. While every template already includes a range of interactive blocks, you can add more interactivity with all the different block types at your fingertips.
Rise templates are gorgeous with clean, modern looks that use evocative images selected by award-winning design pros, saving you a bunch of time on creating a visual design for your course. Because templates are fully customizable, you can modify images to fit your training goals. With your Rise subscription, you’ll have access to 5+ million photos, videos, and icons right from the app.
Decision-making activities and assessments
People absorb new concepts and skills best when given opportunities to apply them. Rise templates include decision-making interactions, scenarios, and knowledge checks that help reinforce concepts and let people put what they’ve learned into practice.
When you want to score training, Rise has you covered there, too. Rise templates include quizzes with placeholder content in the question-and-answer text fields. Just change these out with your own questions and answers. Rise tracks quiz results that you can easily view in intuitive reports so that you can measure your training’s impact.
Rise Template Topics
Rise templates cover a variety of common workplace topics such as:
- Marketing and public relations
- Leadership and management
- Professional skills
- Human resources
- Compliance and legal
- Information technology
- Sales and service
- Workplace safety
If you need to create training fast, the templates in Rise will get you started. And with Rise, your employees will thank you for creating online training they’ll actually enjoy taking.