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Kevin Brake

I recently built out this method to save variables to SharePoint 2010 from Articulate Storyline 2.


I think you might find it useful and you do not even need to store your files on SharePoint.  This comes in handy when a project is larger than the permitted storage on your server.

All the best,



Ade Oyenekan

Hi Cody,

            I just got a job as a LMS administrator, I was hoping to get some training but the last guy that had the job left before I came onboard and the cook nooks I have can't really get me by some tasks I need to perform.

Is there a way I can modify the content of a storyline for a training using the files as shown in the picture below from sharepoint?

You will be saving 4 lives if you can put me through this.

Ade Oyenekan

Hi Guys,

           I just took over a position in my office, and I need to edit some of the content of an already published storyline on the sharepoint platform. Unfortunately, the author as left and doing a lot of investigative work as there was no transfer of knowledge. I was able to download the content of the file, and I need life saving ideas of how I can come up with a solution. Below is the structure of the content of the downloaded file, and attached is a screen shot.

Training Story= (Story_content folder + meta: XML document + Story: HTML file+ Story: flash movie).

Story_content folder = ( Slides folder + 143 flash movies files+ 1 HTML file named blank +  41 JPG files + 1 Story JS file + 1 MP4 file + 4 PNG files + 1 XML file named frame ).

Slides folder  = (40 .swf files).

Thanks in advance for all your comments.


NB: I am awaiting access into Linux server to also check maybe a .storyline was dumped there, but I want to start working on the options I have so I won't end up being surprised.





Kevin Brake

Hi Ade,

To start with you should be able to view the content by just clicking on the story.html file.

In order to track a user you would normally use and LMS with a SCORM produced set of files.

I guess the real question is do you already have an LMS installed and if so what LMS is it?  As well, what will be the login ID and password required to manage the LMS?

But to get you started, you should just click the story.html file to see if the training will at least work.


Ade Oyenekan

Hello Kevin,
I have opened up the story.html file, its the code for the
training program. I am not an expert in HTML but I can read and interprete
basic codes, and from the file, I can see that it has an active x object.
shockwaveflash file, some java script file as well.
What do you suggest I do? I am supposed to add some tabs and sections to
the existing file, and building a new one would take ages.

Kevin Brake

Hi Ade,

In reply to your statement:  "Are you implying that there's no way I can build a storyline
file with all these files?"

Storyline files are normally in two states: 

  • Rendered out
  • Unrendered source (.story)

Without the source file "myfile.story" you can not edit the content or produce out a revised versions of the content.  Of course you would also need a copy of Articulate Storyline to make the changes.

So, you could recreate from the rendered out source files but it would take sometime:

See this thread:  https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/edit-published-files


Kevin Brake

Do a search on the SharePoint site for *.story and do the same on the Linux server.

If you find the files locate the newest ones use sort by date.

Then you need to select the correct .story file that will require you to first watch the story.html then compare the content you file from your search.

If your lucky you might find what you need.


Ade Oyenekan

Hi Kevin,
The .story file is neither in the server or sharepoint, when I viewed
the source code, it directed me to the sharepoint folder, and all I have
are the rendered files: .jpg & PNG, .xml, .swf, .html files, flash movies.

Do you have any ideas as to how I can use the rendered files to start over
again? The challenge is that I must try as hard as I can to make the output
on sharepoint be exactly the same.


Kevin Brake

Without the .story files you will be looking at a complete reconstruction.

I would continue to search for the .story files within your Intranet Network.

Search all shared drives, attempt to locate the training department within your organization. 

It is starting to look like reaching out to the former employee would be in order.

Good luck.


miguel sevilla
Donna Longino

How did you do that Steve.  I can't figure out how to change to ASPX.  I am working in windows 10 and it doesn't seem to give me the option for changing a file type


Try to use a text editor software to rename - save as .aspx. Here is a screenshot using Notepad under windows 10:

Tricia Ryan

Hi, all.

I see people haven't published to this thread in about a year. I'm working with Storyline 360 and SharePoint O365. 

  • I have published several Storyline 360 projects to SharePoint O365. I can view and interact with the Storyline projects if I begin with the .swf URL, but only in IE (not Google Chrome) and only on a computer with Windows operating system. 
  • I cannot get the story_html5.html or the story.html to play in any browser. It just prompts me to save the files. 
  • The story_html5.html file that is on my C:// drive from the Storyline Output plays just fine. 
  • I used notepad to convert the story.html file to story.aspx. No joy.
  • All of the files are checked in and the folder hierarchy is the same as the storyline output. 
  • One other issue, I inserted Embed Code from a YouTube video into one of the Storyline slides, but the video does not display on the screen when I start with the .swf URL in IE. 

I want to be able to publish and view from the story.aspx file so that people using Apple devices can view and interact with the projects. 

Given these known issues, does anyone  have a recommendation to help me? Thanks. 

Tricia Ryan