Add a webpage to storyline

I am trying to add a single web page to my storyline project and cannot seem to figure out how. I know I can take a screen capture, but I don't want to do that as it will not provide the interactivity of the webpage, nor will it change when updates to the webpage are done.

For example... let's say I want www.yahoo.com to display within my storyline project? How could I accomplish this?

Note: I do not want to include the ENTIRE website (i.e. add web object)... i just want to add the single page.

4 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Bobbi,

If I'm understanding correctly, you're wanting to either embed HTML code to display a single web page or file in the course. Is that correct?

There's a few discussions on this, but all will really point toward the web object.

What I would do, personally, is take that code and upload that single page to a web server. Then use the Web Object method. This way, you get the interactivity you need, but you don't get the entire site.

I'm sure others will have some suggestions too, just wanted to share this in case it helps.

Best of luck with the project and have a great day!

Christine

Bobbi Bailey

Christine,

Thank you for your response. Yes, I guess technically I would be trying to embed a single web page into the course.

Since the web page isn't ours (I'm actually trying to display a page from the DOT.gov website), we really can't host the page on our own web server. Also, since DOT updates the page based on regulation changes, we wouldn't want a static version anyway. I know I could have a hyperlink to the page, but that would mean the user has to click and launch the page. I basically want the player to act as the browser and display the page for the user without them having to do any additional clicks or steps.

Any additional information would certainly be appreciated!

Thanks,

Bobbi

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Bobbi,

Ahhhhh - that makes sense :)

Well, another option would be to take a screenshot of the page you want to use. Use hotspots, triggers, etc. to mimic the functionality of the page. Storyline should be able to do this the way you'd like - but it may take a little more time to get it functioning exactly the same way as the original site.

A final option would be to contact the DOT site and request their permission to save the page and use it in a project. I don't see that happening, honestly, but I could be wrong :)

Best of luck!

Christine

Bobbi Bailey

Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my original post, copying a static version of the webpage (i.e. screenshot) is not an option, as the web pages change and users must be able to see the most up-to-date information.

I am basically looking for a way to make the storyline player act as a web browser for the user, so that the user can view and browse the external content directly from within the course... not having to launch seperate windows, etc.

I have looked for other ideas on this, but so far, have come up with nothing. It truly looks like this is a limitation of storyline. :-(