How to Share Your E-Learning Course for Free With Google Drive
UPDATE: Google is deprecating this feature and it'll no longer work after August 31, 2016. Consider using Amazon S3 or your own website instead.
For a quick and easy way to share your published Articulate projects, you might want to consider Google Drive. You probably already know about Google Drive’s file sharing capability, but did you know that Google recently added a web hosting feature? This new feature means that Google Drive can host your published Articulate projects.
STEP 1: How to upload your published Articulate project to Google Drive:
1. Log in to Google Drive.
2. Create a new folder.
3. Set this folder’s sharing settings to “Public on the web”
4. Upload the published output from your Articulate project.
5. Rename the appropriate launch file to index.html
- For a Storyline course, rename the story.html file.
- For a Presenter presentation, rename the player.html file.
- For a Quizmaker quiz, rename the quiz.html file.
- For an Engage interaction, rename the engage.html file.
STEP 2: How to find the link for sharing:
1. From within the folder containing your published content, copy the characters after drive.google.com/#folders/ from the address bar as shown below.
2. Then, to get the link you to use for sharing with others, paste those copied characters to the end of http://googledrive.com/host/
HELPFUL HINT: I have found that Google Chrome is the best web browser to use with Google Drive. Not all Google Drive features work by default in other browsers.
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Mike, Thank you very much for this post. I can make it work after several trials and error. 1. My google drive URL is https://drive.google.com/?authuser=0#folders/ and not by default googledrive.com (I am living in France, so I don't know if there are specificities :-() 2. By default drive convert the files into Google document format and therefore there was no suffix to index.html but index instead 3. When I paste drive.google.com/host/'suffix of the folder', there was an error "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." Lastly, when I enter googledrive.com/host/'suffix of the folder', and hurrah, it works. If you could give me some further explanations, it would be great. Anyway, thank you very much for the sharing. Regard... Expand