Storyline 360: New Launch File for Tin Can API Courses

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In the June 2020 update for Storyline 360, we added a new launch file to Tin Can API (xAPI) courses so you can view them on your local computer before you upload them to your LMS. (We’ll make this same change to Storyline 3 in a future update.)

Historically, Tin Can API courses had one launch file: story.html. This meant you couldn’t view a published course on your local computer. When you clicked View Project on the Publish Successful dialog, your slide content was missing, as shown in this example.

View project button

All the other LMS standards in Storyline 360 have two launch files: story.html for viewing locally and index_lms.html for viewing in an LMS.

The June 2020 update for Storyline 360 brings Tin Can API in line with the other LMS standards. You can view published courses on your local computer using story.html or by clicking View Project on the Publish Successful dialog. And your LMS uses index_lms.html to launch courses.

Old launch URL versus new launch URL

When you republish an existing project, the Launch URL automatically changes from story.html to index_lms.html.

You don’t need to change your publish or post-publish processes unless your LMS requires you to manually identify the launch file, in which case you’ll select index_lms.html.

Let us know if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!