As you’re putting the finishing touches on your first Storyline 360 course and getting ready to hit Publish, you might be wondering: which publishing option should I choose?

Screenshot of the Publish window in Storyline 360. Includes five publishing options: Review 360, web, video, L M S and L R S, and Word.

Great question! The answer can vary based on where you’re at in the course creation process and how you plan to give learners access to your course. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at all the possibilities and how to decide which one to choose.

Review 360

This publishing option will upload your course to Review 360, the handy web-based review app that’s included in your Articulate 360 subscription. Choose this option when you want to share your course with your stakeholders to get their feedback and approval. Head on over to the tutorial to walk through how to publish to Review 360 step by step: Publishing a Course to Review 360.

If you’ve never used Review 360 before, definitely give it a whirl! It makes the whole review process run so much more smoothly. You can learn even more about Review 360 and how it saves you time and hassle in these articles: 


If you’d like your learners to access your course via your company’s intranet or a website and you don’t need to keep track of their progress or record a quiz score, this is the option for you. If you do need to track learner progress or results, check out the LMS/LRS publish option below. 

For more details on publishing your course for the web, check out our tutorial Publishing a Course for Web Distribution.

And once you’ve published a web version of your course, learn more about uploading it to your website: How to Share an E-Learning Course on Your Intranet or Internet Website.

Wondering about mobile? Don’t worry! Our web output works on mobile devices automatically. Learn more here: Publishing a Course for Mobile Devices.


If you want to upload your project to a video hosting site like YouTube or embed it in a Rise 360 course as a video, this is the publishing option you’ll want to choose. This option can be super useful if you’ve used Storyline 360’s animation features to create a short explainer or a course teaser to entice your learners, for example.

When you choose to publish your project as a video, you’ll end up with an .MP4 file that you can upload anywhere that file type is supported. But keep in mind that the .MP4 format doesn’t support interactivity, so you’ll want to design your project accordingly. Check out this step-by-step tutorial for more information: Publishing a Course to a Video File.


If you’re using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and track your courses, this is the publishing option you’ll want to choose. It’ll allow you to create a SCORM, AICC, API, or CMI5 package that you can then upload to your LMS. It also gives you the option to track your courses with a learning record store (LRS)—perfect for when you have xAPI-enabled learning experiences. Check out this article for all the publishing details: Publishing a Course for LMS/LRS Distribution.

And, of course, our LMS/LRS output also works on mobile devices automatically. Find out more here: Publishing a Course for Mobile Devices.


If you need a printable version of your course—to distribute as a handout or provide a transcript for accessibility purposes, for example—this is the option for you. In the past, some people used this option to share content with reviewers, but now that we’ve got Review 360, we hope that’s a thing of the past! If it’s still your present, you might want to read this article: Still Publishing to Word for Your SME Reviews? Here’s How & Why to Transition to Review 360.

And for more information about publishing to Word, head on over to the tutorial Publishing a Course to Microsoft Word.


Hopefully this article has helped you identify the publishing options that make the most sense for your Storyline 360 project. 

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