If you view a Storyline 360 course on your local hard drive (or send it to others to view on their local hard drives), you'll encounter security restrictions from the computer, web browser, and network that can cause various features of the course to fail. To test your published content and share it with others, upload it to the environment for which it was published. See each of the publishing options below for details.
Publish to Review 360
Publish your course to Review 360 to collect feedback from stakeholders and track version history. It’s a great way to collaborate on a project before distributing the finalized course to learners.
- First, publish your course to Review 360.
- Then, invite stakeholders to review the course.
If your stakeholders are new to Review 360, you can share this user guide with them.
Publish for Web Distribution
If you don't need to track learners' progress or results, then web publishing is a good option.
- First, publish your course for web distribution.
- Then, do any of the following to get your course onto a web server:
- Use the FTP option on the Publish Successful dialog to upload the published files to a web server.
- Use your own FTP client to upload the published files to a web server.
- Give the published files to your server administrator to upload to a web server.
- Finally, give learners the URL for the
story.html file, which is the file that launches your course.
If you don't have access to a web server, here are some free options:
- Tempshare is a free service provided by Articulate for testing Storyline content. Note: Uploaded files will be deleted after 10 days.
- Amazon S3 offers free hosting with generous usage limits. If you go over your limit, you'll be charged a small fee. See this video tutorial by Tom Kuhlmann to learn more about Amazon S3.
- Google Cloud also has a free hosting service. You'll be charged a small fee if you go over the free limit. See this video tutorial by Tom Kuhlmann to learn more about Google Cloud.
Publish to a Video File
Publish your course as a video file when you want to:
- Upload it to a video-hosting platform, such as YouTube
- Share it via social media
- Embed it in another e-learning project
Video files can also be played locally without uploading them to a server, so you can distribute the published MP4 file to your learners via email, network drive, physical media, or file-hosting app (e.g., Dropbox).
Note: If you copy your published video to a DVD, be sure to view it on a computer with a DVD drive. Televisions tend to crop the edges of content, which means learners could miss important information.
Publish for LMS/LRS Distribution
If you need to track learners' progress and results, another great option is to use a learning management system (LMS), learning record store (LRS), or both. Storyline 360 supports cmi5, xAPI (Tin Can API), SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, and AICC.
- First, publish your course for LMS/LRS distribution.
- Then, click the Zip option on the Publish Successful dialog and upload the zip file to your LMS/LRS.
- Finally, invite learners to your LMS/LRS to take the course.
If you're not sure how to upload courses to your LMS/LRS or invite learners, check with your LMS/LRS provider for instructions.
Publish for CD or Other Local Media
Need to distribute a course offline? Storyline 360 has an option for that. Just publish for CD, then deliver your course to learners via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.
- First, publish your course for CD.
- Then, depending on how you plan to distribute your course, click Email, FTP, or Zip on the Publish Successful dialog.
- Finally, instruct learners to double-click the
Launch_Story.exe file to launch the course.
See this table for tips on distributing your course via CD, DVD, USB drive, network drive, kiosk, or email.
Publish to Microsoft Word
Publish for Word when you want to:
- Distribute handouts
- Provide a transcript for accessibility purposes
- Share content with a reviewer