Rise 360: How to Use Accordion and Tabs Blocks

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Accordion and tabs blocks let you explore related concepts in media-rich interactions. Showcase items one by one or compare multiple concepts in a clean, easy-to-digest format.

  1. Insert a Tabs Block
  2. Add Content and New Items
  3. Switch Between Block Types
  4. Modify the Block Settings
  5. Accessibility Information

Step 1: Insert a Tabs Block

  1. Open a Rise 360 course, then edit an existing lesson or create a new one.
  2. Click All Blocks in the blocks shortcut bar or the insert block icon that appears when you mouse over a boundary between blocks.
  3. From the sidebar, select the Interactive category, then select Accordion or Tabs.

Step 2: Add Content and New Items

  1. Hover over the block to access the left-hand design toolbar. Click the Content icon.
  2. The edit panel opens on the left-hand side. You can modify the title and text of each item. 

    Click the camera icon to add images, multimedia, or web content. If media is already uploaded, click Edit to replace or remove it. You can also crop, add captions, and add alt tags for existing media. 
  3. Click the Add Item button at the bottom of the sidebar to add additional items. You can add as many items as you want! Note that if you add more than four items in tabs, learners will have to scroll to see all of them.
  4. Click X in the upper right corner to return to your lesson.

You can also edit body text directly inside accordion and tabs blocks. However, you can only edit title text, images, multimedia, and web content in the edit panel. 

Step 3: Switch Between Block Types

Think your tabs would look better as accordion items? Then change it up! Hover over an existing tabs block. Click the block type selector button that appears to the left of the design toolbar and select Accordion from the menu.

That’s it! Reverse the process if you want to switch back.

Step 4: Modify the Block Settings

Modify how your content looks on the screen by hovering over an existing block to access the left-hand design toolbar. Click the Style icon to access block background options. You also have the option to maintain a white background for accordion and tab items when you modify the block background. The Format menu provides options for changing the padding and accordion behavior, as well as disabling zoom for images. 

Accessibility Information

Tabs and accordion blocks are accessible. If you use media, ensure images have alternative text (alt text) and videos have closed captions. If you update the background color, check contrast colors to ensure text is readable. Conduct testing with keyboard navigation and screen readers to check accessibility. For further guidance on creating accessible content, check out the articles below for accessibility design tips: