Adding a Thumbnail to published file?

I'm using a published HTML articulate file in a content sharing site (not LMS).

When I upload the articulate zip file to the site, the thumbnail that appears is the load screen (the swirl icon).

Unfortunately the site doesn't have the ability to link the articulate file to a thumbnail image.

Is there a way to insert a thumbnail into the articulate zip so that a picture appears instead?


9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Michael,

It looks like your site is pulling the first thing that would appear, which would be the loading icon as the course loads. I haven't seen too many examples of this before, and Storyline doesn't have a feature to assign a thumbnail or image to the start icon. You may want to reach out to your hosting site to see if there is a place to change that, or folks in the community may know a way to change it in the published output.

Keep us posted what you find, I'm interested to know if you find a resolution! 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for popping in to share that this is something you would like to see as well.

I see that this is still an open feature request with our team. I do not have any update to share at this time, but you are in the right place for any updates we may have to share in the future.

I look forward to hearing from others in the community in how they have filled a similar need.

Sean Tenney

Hi All,

I've been researching this, and if this is an open feature request @ Articulate I'd second to bump this. When posting (Web) published content to places like LInkedIn or other social media sites, would be nice to be able to have a decent looking thumbnail, rather than something that looks like the attached screen shot (from LinkedIn)

Michelle Golightly

Our team is also very interested in the ability to choose the thumbnail for videos published as SCORM in Review.  We typically embed our videos from Vimeo, however in certain use cases where we need to better control view time, we upload the video to Review then publish as a SCORM file.  

Thank you!

Leslie McKerchie

Hello everyone,

Great news!  We just released another update for Articulate 360 and included some new features and a few important fixes you'll see in the release notes.

The item you'll be interested in is:

New: Make an impactful first impression. Add an image to your course start page to brand it or give learners an idea of the subject matter. Learn more about cover photos.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.