Share your e-learning course for free with Google Drive

UPDATEGoogle 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

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.

Host Published Articulate Projects for Free With Google Drive

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/ 

Host Published Articulate Projects for Free With Google Drive

https://googledrive.com/host/0B-p5Xrlt8ArKaTlPd3RSOHdjSG8/

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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Jessica Schwab
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Lissbeth  McCrodden
Mike Taylor

@Lissbeth I'm getting the same thing. It sort of seems like not all the files/folders from the published output are there. Can you compare your local published folder with your Google Drive folder? If that's not it and if you can share the zipped version of your published output I can take a look and give it a try too? Also, there is one other way you can launch your course without needing to change the file name to index.html 1. Create a new folder in Drive and share it as "Public on the web." 2. Upload your published output folders/files to this folder. 3. Right-click HTML file (player.html, presentation.html, etc) and choose "Open with Google Drive Viewer" 4. Click the "Preview" button in the toolbar. 5. Share the URL that looks like "www.googledrive.com/host/..." from the p... Expand

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