Hosting Course on a Website

May 21, 2020

I am hoping to host a completed course on to a client's website. They have an external website provider who manages their online content. At the moment the website provider is unsure how to host the course on the website. They have the following questions:

1. Once I upload the zip files onto the server do I then make a button on the wordpress site to point to the url, like the example url you sent over.

2. Doing so would mean the page is on a different url. If I wanted to display the page you created on the client's website, is it possible to have it in an iframe on the site? or is it only possible to view the page on an external url.


Does anyone have any experience with this? I do not have my own website domain for publishing to Web and I am not sure on how an FTP or iFrame work. Can anyone advise on what would be the best way to send the files so the course can be hosted on the client's website.


2 Replies
Sally Wiedenbeck

Hi Ronan,

1. They should extract all of the files from the .zip output, and then upload to the server. Then, they should grab the URL for the story.html file specifically. This is the URL that will launch the course. They can absolutely make a button to point to that URL on the site.

2. Yes, it can be in an iframe on the site, but iframes are not responsive. It's probably best to have the client test both options to decide whether they prefer it in the iframe, or to just open the course in a new tab.

Saurabh Chauhan

Hi Ronan,

Yes, you can upload the zip file to the hosting via FTP and extract into your desired folder and create a link to the story.html file. With this link, you can launch the content or add it into any webpage using iframe tag.

It is a good idea if you have only one or two courses to launch if you have more course files it becomes a management issue.

As you mentioned, it is a WordPress site, why don't you try a plugin, that let you upload storyline or rise course .zip file from the WordPress dashboard. Also allows you tracking the activities happening on the content.

We build GrassBlade xAPI Companion plugin to solve all your Articulate Tools related problems on WordPress. It can do the job and a lot more than your expectations.

Learn More:

It allows:

  1. Uploading HTML5, SCORM and xAPI Content packages on WordPress or use Content URL if the content is hosted somewhere else.
  2. Add Content on any page or post and launch it in a frame, popup lightbox or NewTab window. No need to look at URL or any code, use available Gutenberg blocks or meta box or shortcode to add content.
  3. Easy content management.
  4. Tracking content reports in a Learning Record Store and much more.

Let me know if you need any help.

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