How to edit the "goodbye" message when the training is done
This has probably been covered in a prior post but there are some tricky details to make this work that I felt I should share all in one place.
When your training program is done, there is a default message that says "The content has ended. You may close this window." For those publishing to an LMS, this may not be what you want trainees to do. This message, however, is not editable within Articulate. You have to edit this message manually, and there is only one way to make this work:
- Publish the output of your program as you usually would for LMS. You will get a "Publish successful" popup panel with a prompt to email/FTP/ZIP/Open your output. Normally you would click on ZIP for LMS use -- DO NOT ZIP the project yet! Just leave it at the prompt and do not close out the panel!!
- Locate the folder on your computer where the "Storyline output" is located. Inside the main directory is a sub-directory named "lms". Inside this folder is "goodbye.html"
- Open the "goodbye.html" file in a plain text editor (NOT MS Word). Edit the message. Use standard HTML to style the message, such as h2 tags, bold, etc. Then save. If you want to test it out to see what it looks like, open the goodbye.html file in any browser (drag the file onto a browser application icon in your dock or just drag the file into a browser window that is already open).
- If you plan to re-render your published content and want the same message handy, make a copy of the "goodbye.html" file on your desktop so you can replace the default goodbye.html file that is rendered each time you publish.
- Now that you have edited the goodbye message, go back to Storyline to the "Publish Successful" panel and click "ZIP".
- Once the ZIP file is completed, upload it into your LMS. You will now see the custom message at the end.
Things you should NOT do:
- Do not zip the "Storyline Output" folder yourself. It will throw an error in the LMS that the imsmanifest.xml file is not in the root directory.
- Do not ZIP the project in Storyline, unzip it, change the goodbye message and then re-ZIP it. Same problem as above.