21 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Carrie and welcome to Heroes!

Storyline doesn't publish to a single file, so what you'd need to do is publish the course and then record the published output using a tool such as Replay (If you're an existing Storyline customer, click here to get your free license of Articulate Replay.) or recording it within Storyline and exporting out the MP4.

Hope that helps!

Jean Lorbiecki

I have Replay and I just created a project in Storyline 2 that includes video clips inserted into the slides.  I am new to publishing but I need to know how the steps to export the Storyline project over to Replay so I can then publish it into MP4 format to send out to my coworkers.  Anyone able to give me the specig=fic steps to do this, PLEASE???????

Jean Ingalls

More detail then the general Replay tutorials is needed as I am new to Articulate.

I know that I have to do a screen recording of the Storyline 2 entire project using Replay ... what are the specific steps to doing that? You said Preview or publish in storyline2 - but how do I get it over to Replay to allow for that? Publish in web or CD format and then which file gets imported to another site/ or directly to Replay? Where are the testing sites or how do I get one? An old blog response mentioned Screenr software - is that an option or is that outdated and Replay can do what I need it to do.... Please advise

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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Jean,

Ok - sorry for not offering enough steps in my first reply, so let me walk you through it now:

1. Finish you project in Storyline, and choose to Preview it as described here or publish it for Web here.  

2. If you have published for web - you can use one of the following options as a testing site: 

  • 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.
  • Google Drive: Change the story.html file to index.html and set the sharing permissions to Public.Here's how.

3. Once you have uploaded your course to a web server or the preview has started, you'll want to launch Replay and set it up to Record your screen. 

4. You will likely need to adjust the size of the Replay recording section to match what your Storyline course is being viewed as. 

5. You'll navigate through the Storyline course as normal, just ensuring to do so all within the Replay recording screen. 

6. Once finished - and you've closed out of the recording mode, you'll than have the option to publish Replay as an MP4. 

That MP4 can now be placed anywhere you need. 

Hope that helps clarify. 


Leslie McKerchie

Hello Trevor,

Users have many options for publishing and sharing their content and Articulate Online is not required, but is simply an option if needed.

Storyline is utilized to build interactive e-learning courses and publishing as a single video takes the interactivity portion out of the equation. 

As Ashley has shared above, there are ways to utilize Storyline to 'screen record' and you can then export that as an MP4 to be utilized in this way.

I know that other users have shared a need for similar and you are certainly welcome to share your desire for this feature as well here with our product development team.

Trevor W

The screen record option is not useful. It has to be done in real time devoting most of my PC's system resources to the recording and preventing me from doing anything else that might trigger a sound on system audio. It's also taking a compressed image in the form of the Articulate Presentation and then recompressing it when it's transcoded to MP4. This makes an awful lot of text difficult if not impossible to read in my tests. 

This feature has been requested multiple times in the forums, with Staff responses, for years now. I'm sure they're aware. Sometimes we need a lot of interactivity and sometimes we need flexibility of distribution. One thing we know is our users prefer a range of options, one of which is video. 

Linda Hummel

I am using SL 3 and have tried the steps to record my Storyline lesson (preview entire project) so that I can export as an MP4 to share with my SME as a demo.  The problem is that when I click on Record Screen, the How to record dialogue box appears, but it looks like my project has either been minimized or closed.  When I hit record, a different window ie. PPT or something else I have open) is open.  If I click on the SL icon in my system tray so that my lesson can appear, all I see is the What's new in Storyline 3 screen and I would need to select my lesson from the Recent list so I can hit Preview and begin recording it.  I will then get a message telling me that the file is already in use or I will get an audio sound (that pinging sound you get when you try to click on something that isn't active) and I cannot get the lesson to appear.  If I hit escape to end recording, I will see the Insert slides dialogue box.

Can someone please elaborate on the instructions to record a preview of the Storyline lesson itself ie. what to do after you click on New Slide - Record screen and include details re:  what you need to do before you click on New Slide-Record screen eg. if you need to be in Slide view or Story view