Storyline 2: How to Distribute Courses for Flash, HTML5, and the Articulate Mobile Player
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Storyline 2 lets you publish courses for Flash, HTML5, and the Articulate Mobile Player app. To distribute a published course, upload it to your web server or LMS, then link to the story.html file in the published output.
Here’s how Storyline determines which version of your content to display when learners view it:
- Learners will see the Flash version of your course if their browser supports it.
- If learners are using iPads or Android tablets and you selected the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) option when you published, the course will launch in AMP. (If they don't have the app installed, they'll be prompted to install it.)
- If learners are using iPads or Android tablets and you didn't select the AMP option when you published, but you did select HTML5, the HTML5 output will launch in their mobile browser.
- If learners are using a browser without Flash and you marked the HTML5 option, they'll see the HTML5 output. (For a list of supported browsers, click here.)
A Note About LMS Content
Flash and HTML5 content will be tracked in your LMS. Articulate Mobile Player content will be tracked in your LMS if you published for Tin Can API and your LMS provider has implemented Tin Can API support. In fact, if you published for Tin Can API, learners will be able to switch between all output formats (Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player) without losing their progress or results.
Tracking SCORM and AICC content in the Articulate Mobile Player app isn't supported. If you need to track SCORM or AICC content, we recommend that you don't include the Articulate Mobile Player option when publishing, or encourage your LMS provider to support Tin Can API. (Our white paper on Tin Can API implementation provides helpful information for your LMS provider.)
If you publish for SCORM or AICC but you don't need to track learners' results, you may still be able to view content in the Articulate Mobile Player. Some learning management systems will allow it, while others won't. You'll need to test your content in your LMS environment to determine if it's supported.