Storyline 360: How to Distribute Courses for HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player

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Since Adobe discontinued Flash, we retired Flash publishing and the Articulate Mobile Player.

Storyline 360 lets you publish courses for HTML5, Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player, depending on the player style you choose.

To distribute a published course, upload it to your web server or LMS, then link to the story.html file in the published output. (If your LMS requires you to identify the file that launches your course, point to index_lms.html.) Learners automatically see the best format based on the devices and browsers they're using and the publish formats you include.

Here’s how Storyline determines which format of your content to display when learners view it:

If you select...

Learners will see...

HTML5 Only

Learners will always see HTML5 output.


Learners will see HTML5 output if they're using a supported HTML5 browser. If not, they'll see Flash output.


Learners will see Flash output if they’re using a Flash-enabled browser. If not, they’ll see HTML5 output.

Flash Only

Learners will always see Flash output. If they're not using a Flash-enabled browser, they won't be able to view your course.

Articulate Mobile Player

Learners with iPads and Android devices will see Articulate Mobile Player output. All other learners will see HTML5 or Flash output, depending on which of the options above you select.

A Note About LMS Content

The Articulate Mobile Player doesn't support SCORM, AICC, or cmi5 courses. If you want to use the Articulate Mobile Player with your LMS, publish Tin Can API (xAPI) courses. (Our white paper on Tin Can API implementation provides helpful information for your LMS provider.)