How to Upgrade a Course to Storyline 3

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We made it super easy to upgrade a Storyline 1 or Storyline 2 course to Storyline 3. Just double-click the project file (i.e., the *.story file) to open it, then click Upgrade when prompted to upgrade the project.

Your course will be upgraded automatically, and a backup copy of the original project file will be created in case you need to go back to it later. (Storyline 3 projects can't be opened or edited with Storyline 1 or 2.)

Will Anything Be Different After Upgrading a Storyline 1 or 2 course to Storyline 3?

For the most part, your existing courses will look and behave as they did previously. However, you will notice a few improvements and changes.

Preview

You’ll see HTML5 content rather than Flash when previewing your course in Storyline 3.

Responsive Player

The all-new responsive player will automatically display when viewing HTML5 output on a tablet or smartphone. It adapts to the screen size and orientation of any mobile device for the best viewing experience. (The standard player will still be used on laptop/desktop computers.) To learn more about the responsive player, see these FAQs.

HTML5 Gestures

New HTML5 gestures for touchscreen devices are enabled by default. Learn more about mobile gestures.

Text Labels

There are some new player text labels in Storyline 3. If you’ve customized or translated text labels in existing courses, you may want to scroll through them after upgrading to make sure the new labels fit your course design. See this user guide to learn more about working with text labels.

Right-to-Left Text

Player elements switch positions for right-to-left languages to give learners a more intuitive experience.

Engage Interactions

Embedded Engage interactions will work in Flash output as before. If you want to take advantage of new HTML5 support for embedded interactions, just click Edit in Engage on the Storyline 3 ribbon for each interaction, then click Save and Return to Storyline on the Engage ribbon.

YouTube Videos

YouTube website videos will behave somewhat differently than they did before.

Publish

You can publish individual scenes or slides without having to publish the entire course.

Click here to see all the new and enhanced features in Storyline 3.