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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Guy Fraser

Hi Lissbeth, I published the captivate as an HTML5 ouput. Then I opened Google Drive in Chrome browser and created a new folder with the same name as the HTML5 output folder. Then I took the HTML5 output folder from captivate, opened it, and dragged all the folder contents into Google Drive. I didn't need to rename the index.html file, as there was already and index.html file in there. After that, it worked exactly like Mike's instructions - share the new folder to public, select the index.html - copy the unique part of the url, and paste it to the end of the googledrive.com/host/ url. There's a setting in captivates publishing settings that causes some issues - "Scalable HTML content". If you ensure this isn't ticked, it should work no problem. If you have any issues with it, let... Expand

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