Having HTML5 as the default instead of Flash player?

Mar 24, 2015


We are currently creating courses in the Articulate Storyline 2 version. Having done this , within the LMS then all options within the publishing for HTML 5 and all mobile devices is selected with the TIN CAN API version.

The courses run first by default is the Flash player and if one is not installed within the browser, then it would run with HTML5.

Is there is way that we could have it the other way round instead?

Thanks again.

4 Replies
Emily Ruby

Hello Anjali,

Unfortunately there is not a way to reverse the way this works. 

Here’s how Storyline determines which version of your content to display when learners view it:

  • Learners will see the Flash version of your course if their browser supports it.
  • If learners are using iPads or Android tablets and you selected the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) option when you published, the course will launch in AMP. (If they don't have the app installed, they'll be prompted to install it.)
  • If learners are using iPads or Android tablets and you didn't select the AMP option when you published, but you did select HTML5, the HTML5 output will launch in their mobile browser.
  • If learners are using a browser without Flash and you marked the HTML5 option, they'll see the HTML5 output. (For a list of supported browsers, click here.)
Anjali M

Hi Emily,

Just a small question again regarding my above question:

I cam across a discussion where Ashely answered: https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/html5-output-with-flash-why

Is this something that has to be done within the code where it says "point directly to the story_html5.html file within your published output" and then the user would have HTML5 by default? This means it would work even if the user has a flash supported browser?

Thanks again!!

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