Storyline VS Rise

Today we will talk about what tools are used when creating courses, and also consider their differences.

Laptop with online course.

Let’s start with the fact that each course is created in a certain constructor with a certain functionality. We use the Articulate 360 package in our work, which contains constructors for creating online courses of various types, the interface and mechanics of which differ – Storyline 360 and Rise 360.


  • Rise consists of pre-built blocks that allow you to quickly and easily add content, media, and actions. But it offers limited customization of these blocks. Although Rise is limited in terms of customization, it is very flexible in terms of design and formatting. It provides easy integration with various media types and external tools, making it a good choice for creating multimedia courses.
  • Storyline allows you to apply a variety of features to your learning content. For example, you can add elements such as branching scenarios, custom animations and in-depth assessments, quizzes, audiovisual elements, extended feedback, and more to your courses. This tool even allows you to program games and various types of interactivity.


  • Rise is one of the most mobile responsive and responsive tools out there. This means that it adapts the course according to the user’s screen.
  • Storyline does not reposition the elements on the screen according to the device, so the course will always be displayed as a rectangular slide.


  • Rise is intuitive to navigate. As on a web page, students scroll down to continue. The menu bar on the left allows students to jump back and forth to different sections.
  • Storyline is slide-based, meaning students typically use arrows or buttons to advance to the next slide or return to the previous one. Because Storyline is so much more customizable, you can create buttons to jump to specific sections or personalize the course path based on student choices.

Time to create

  • Rise contains many ready-made blocks that you can choose from and fill them with the necessary information. This means that a course can be created quite quickly.
  • Storyline projects start with a blank slide, so creating skins, buttons, and other elements takes time.

As you can see, both tools have their advantages and disadvantages and are suitable for different types of projects. Ultimately, choosing between Rise and Storyline depends on your specific needs and the type of course you’re creating. If you want a simple, mobile-friendly course with basic interactivity, Rise is a good choice. If you want an interactive, complex course with special animations and extensive scenarios, Storyline is probably the best option.