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Rapid elearning content creation: Articulate RISE 360 explainer 4 of 6

Learn how to add a process block and create step-by-step instructions in Rise 360

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Add a process block and create step by step user instructions


Name of explainer: Add a process block and create step by step user instructions

Creative theme: Rapid elearning content development

Software used: Articulate Rise 360

User level: BEGINNER

This is explainer 4 of 6 in this series

This series includes:

  1. Create an Articulate account and create a new Rise 360 microlearning project
  2. Explore Rise’s content blocks and add text and image blocks to the project
  3. Add an interactive timeline block incorporating embedded images and video
  4. Add a process block and create step by step user instructions
  5. Add a knowledge check including multiple choice and ‘matched pairs’ questions
  6. Export the learning content to a PDF, to HTML and to an LMS

The Software

This series of explainers uses Articulate Rise 360, a popular application for quickly building and deploying online learning. It’s part of a suite of programs called ‘Articulate 360’ which also includes Articulate (a traditional, slide-based e-learning creation application) and the online review and commenting platform Review 360. Articulate refers to Rise as ‘Rise 360’ – We use the terms ‘Rise’ and ‘Rise 360’ interchangeably throughout this series.

A website homepage for an e-learning platform called "articulate" displayed on a laptop screen, with text promoting it as the leading solution for creating workplace training.
A website homepage for the e-learning platform called “articulate” displayed on a laptop screen, with text promoting it as the leading solution for creating workplace training.
A hand holding a smartphone displaying an app for employee health and wellness, against the backdrop of a website homepage that advertises online course authoring.
A hand holding a smartphone displaying an app for employee health and wellness, against the backdrop of the website that advertises online course authoring using RISE 360.

You can download a free 30 day demo version of Rise 360 from Articulate’s website. This gives you access to a fully-functioning copy of Rise to use alongside our explainers.

Over the course of six explainers we’ll use Rise 360 to create a short ‘microlearning’ product introducing users to Generative AI is and showing them how they can interact with ChatGPT. We’ll include a short quiz at the end, and show how to export the short ‘course’ from Rise 360 to a range of formats including a PDF and html files to upload and use on our own website.

The finished product

This is how our Rise 360 microlearning project looks at the end of this explainer series. Welcome to An introduction to Generative AI!

The example above shows a near-final product based on the content included at the end of this series. It would be subject to final changes and finessing before being released to clients.

Here’s the PDF version of the above microlearning, downloaded from Rise 360 at the end of this series:

The pre-requisities

This is a BEGINNER workflow explainer series. Ideally you already need to be familiar with simple text and image editing.

Why would I do this?

There are various ways to display a series of step by step instructions as part of Rise 360 micro learning. Rise includes a dedicated ‘Process’ block to accomplish this. Each step can include text and an associated image or video. This format is suitable for our ‘How to create an OpenAI account and interact with ChatGPT’ set of simple instructions.

Let’s do it!

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Use our example content

You can download the example content used in this explainer below. You’re welcome to use it for personal use. Please do not share or distribute this content.

Process introduction text

How to create an OpenAI account and chat with ChatGPT

ChatGPT from OpenAI brought text-based generative AI into the mainstream in late 2022.  The great news is you can create an OpenAI account right now and use the basic / slightly older models for FREE! Follow these steps and you can be up and running in less than five minutes!

Process step 1 text and image

Go to the OpenAI website

In your web browser, go to chat.openai.com.  Click the SIGN UP button as shown above.

User requesting ideas for a customer loyalty program in a small bookstore on a chatgpt interface.
The ChatGPT sign-up webpage

Process step 2 text and image

Create a free OpenAI account

Select to create a new account.  You can use an email/password combination or sign up using an existing Google account.  Work through the requested fields.

Process step 3 text and image

Start a new chat

Once you’ve logged into your new account, click on the pencil icon next to  ‘new chat’ at the top left of the window.

A screenshot of a chat interface with a message window titled "chatgpt 3.5 v" and a list of chat titles including "not sentient machine model" and "tech conference promo shots" on the left side.
Starting a new conversation with ChatGPT

Process step 4 text and image

Get helpful suggestions for what ChatGPT can do

ChatGPT offers suggestions for what you can ask it to do for you.  In this case, it’s offering to help ‘brainstorm names’ or explain why popcorn pops!

A screenshot of a virtual assistant interface offering various help suggestions such as writing code, composing an email, and brainstorming names.
ChatGPT suggests how it can help the user

Process step 5 text and image

Ask ChatGPT a question

You can type directly into the text box to ask ChatGPT a question.  Here, we’ve asked it what the main benefits of using Rise 360 are.  You can see the first part of its response above.

Screenshot of a computer screen displaying a list of benefits for using articulate rise in an educational text chat interface.
Screenshot of ChatGPT answering a question about the benefits of using RISE 360 to create online learning

Process step 6 text and image

Use a ChatGPT response to create a poem!

To get the most out of ChatGPT, it’s important to get creative!  Above, we’ve asked it to convert its response to the Rise 360 request into a poem in the style of John Cooper Clarke!

A screenshot of a computer interface showing a text editor with a poem about a learning platform, likely written as a creative marketing element.
A screenshot from ChatGPT showing it creating a poem about Rise 360 in the style of John Cooper Clarke

Process closure text


ChatGPT is a powerful, free tool for getting to know text-based Generative AI!  Remember your conversation with ChatGPT goes two ways – You can ask it to simplify, summarise or even translate its responses!

You can start this step-by-step guidance again at any time.  Just click below.

Good to know

The process block is designed for simple processes where each individual step can be explained in a short paragraph of text and a single image or video. To demonstrate complex or technical processes you may need to use multiple ‘pages’. A Rise ‘course’ will let you link multiple micro learning pages together:
More information about Rise courses versus micro learning.

As mentioned in the explainer, Rise includes other ‘interactive’ blocks which can be useful depending on the nature of your topic. For example, the ‘Scenarioblock lets you build interactions based on the responses of users using ‘chat style’ on-screen questions:

A man standing in front of a gym with the words health and safety in the gym.
The Rise 360 scenario block

Where to next?

Remember, this is part of a series of explainers for this application – Join us again for the other explainers in the series 🙂

Notes and updates

There are no notes or advisories at this time. This video explainer was last updated in April 2024. This page was last updated in April 2024.

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This is number 4 of 6 explainer videos in this series. Make sure you check out the others!