Articulate Storyline projects hosted by test.com

We've created stories and published them in several formats in anticipation of having them hosted by a third party: test.com. We use test.com for our quizzes and exams and are happy with them for that. They also have "programs" which are how they present "learning materials". They support SWF files as part of the Programs. However, when I upload the story.swf produced by publishing one of our Articulate projects they can't read it. I'm sending them a request for help too, but I was wondering if anyone here has any experience in having Articulate materials hosted by test.com.

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Peter Anderson

Welcome to the community, Cali!

Storyline publishes a collection of files, which allows the content to progressively download elements. This means your content will have faster download and playback times.

As a result, Storyline does not support publishing to a single SWF file. If you'd like to see this feature, please submit a request to our product development team.

I'm not familiar with using test.com, but are you able to point to the story.html file instead?

Cali Lang

Thanks Peter.  I'm still so new to Articulate, I hadn't realized exactly what I got when I published.  Test.com seems to want everything uploaded, so I don't see that I'd be able to make it work to have test.com do the hosting, right?  What exactly would I need to provide to our hosting provider to make this all work?  Another hosting group we're looking at is ePath and I'm sure I'll run into the same question with them or any other organization we get to host our education.  So I guess the broader question is, once you've published something and gotten all the zillions of files output by the publishing process, how do you get all this information out to the student?!

Peter Anderson

Hi Cali, 

The first step is knowing exactly where the content will ultimately be delivered. You'll need to publish the course specifically for its intended environment, i.e web, LMS, Articulate Online, CD...

This article is great, and should walk you through everything you need to know to get your content published and up online, wherever that may be

Let us know if you run into any questions along the way. 

Good luck!