E-learning Content Delivery

Can anyone recommend an easy way to deliver Storyline e-learning content that requires a user to have a password-per-user for access? I realize that an LMS would work here but it seems quite expensive to use this service. Simply stated, I have several e-learning courses that I'd like to offer and prefer to have each user log onto a web site to access the software.

I sure do appreciate any insights you might offer.

Rod Machado

8 Replies
Ricky Nox

Of course an LMS is the best solution. Do you know that some lms are free of charge like moodle, dokeos, etc. 

Just Pay attention to the IT infrastructure, the installation of the lms, the way to access, the administration tasks, etc. So even if the lms is free some charges must be taken into account. 

Other lms "ready to use" can be rent like for example articulate online but I am sure another exists.

Steve Flowers

For the cost and flexibility of setup, you might have good luck with Learndash. It's relatively easy to setup but requires some work to bend and style both the display and the workflow to your liking.

The primary benefit is that it's cheap to deploy Wordpress. Wordpress is also really flexible as a platform. Most shared hosts offer it as an easy install option through the control panel.

Jean K.

Hello, we have an LMS that we use for normal course delivery but I have a new need to deliver multiple weekly lessons via email to end users who do not like to have to go login somewhere (experience shows us they won't use it if they have to go login). We don't need to track activity for this particular application.  

I like the idea of Scorm Cloud launching straight out of an email, but with the multiple lessons per course (5 to 10) the drip feed option gets way too costly.  Does anyone know of a less expensive option to Scorm Cloud?  

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jean! Hopefully some users will be able to chime in with their best uses for this scenario.

If you don't need to track course completion for your learners, then web publishing is a good option. To learn how to publish Storyline content for web distribution, see this tutorial.

After publishing, do any of the following:

  • Use the FTP option on the Publish Successful dialog to upload the published files to a web server.
  • Use your own FTP client to upload the published files to a web server.
  • Give the published files to your server administrator to upload to a web server.

After uploading your published content to a web server, give learners the URL for the story.html file.

If you don't have access to a web server, here are a few free options to consider:

  • Tempshare: This is a free service provided by Articulate for testing Storyline content. Note: Uploaded files will be deleted after 10 days.
  • Amazon S3: Amazon S3 offers free hosting with generous usage limits. If you go over your limit, you'll be charged a graduated fee.
  • Dropbox: Place your published output in the Public folder in your Dropbox account to share it with others. (Here's how to enable the Public folder.)
  • Google Drive: Change the story.html file to index.html and set the sharing permissions to Public.Here's how.
Krystal Tolani

Hi Rod,

Krystal from GoSkills here.

GoSkills is a great solution for companies of all sizes. The platform is free, with optional premium upgrades that are priced on a sliding scale. 

We can help you host standards-based courses (SCORM, xAPI) and users can log in with their own accounts.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can check out our platform here.

Hope this helps!