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Cassidy Hodges

When we publish a project using the Articulate Presenter plugin in PowerPoint, upload the presentation file to Sharepoint (and change the html5 to aspx), the file downloads when clicked on the link, instead of just playing within SharePoint.

When we publish with Articulate Storyline directly, and upload the story to Sharepoint (still changing the name to an .aspx file), it doesn't download.  It just plays.

We notice the file names are "presentation" versus "story".  Could that be the issue?  Also, the link the file in sharepoint has the word "download" in it ,when it was published originally through the Articulate powerpoint plugin.

I'm working with a very experienced Articulate user on our team, and he has not seen this before either...he's never upload though a file published through the Articulate Presenter powerpoint  (which creates a presentation file) plugin though, only Articulate proper (which creates a story file.

Here is what Sharepoint creates as the link to the .aspx file:


You can see in there an "instruction" (I suppose) to download.  My guess is that that instruction should not be there if we want it to play directly in Sharepoint.  

But for courses published in Articulate proper, when uploaded to Sharepoint, the link the .aspx file looks like this, as an example:


No "download" in the URL.

Any ideas or solves very appreciated!

Kyle Yates

Hi Tricia, 

I have used two different alternatives to what you're discussing.  The first is just uploading SCORM to an actual LMS, but I assume that's not viable since you're attempting to use Sharepoint.  The second is creating a website through AWS S3.  It's free assuming the file size is small enough and very user friendly.  I have not been able to track activity like you can in an LMS but if you just want to share it via the web S3 can work.  You could even put a dummy file in Sharepoint that points to the external web link if you wanted.


Regarding the YouTube video, I typically just download the content from YouTube assuming it's not proprietary and you're not using it for financial gain.  Uploading a video to sharepoint that people can instantly access is fairly straight forward if you've got the mp4.  So if it wasn't too large of a file size you could insert the video instead of embedding a link.

Sorry if these don't apply to your situation.  Also, I now see that this is 4 years old :)  Hopefully it helps someone.

Grace Meritt


I know this is a slightly older thread, but hoping someone might be able to help me. I've uploaded my storyline course to sharepoint, changing the .html files to .aspx 

When I click the link to open it in a new tab it works for me fine, but I got someone else to try it and it downloaded the file instead and then wasn't sure where to open it. Is there any reason it would be doing this?